RSVP Now! Don’t Miss Our Conversation with Allen Kaeja
Tuesday, November 7th
Holocaust Education Week
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Join us via Zoom for a chat with choreographer and writer Allen Kaeja to discuss his article “Moving Memories: Kaeja Explores the Holocaust through Dance and Film” written for the free online textbook The Holocaust: Remembrance, Respect, and Resilience (Michael Polgar and Suki John, eds., Penn State University, 2023). Allen will also show excerpts from the films discussed in the writing.
RSVP by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. A Zoom link will be sent by noon on November 7th
Photo: Allen Kaeja, by Drew Berry
Allen Kaeja (Co-Artistic Director, Choreographer, Film Director, Educator, developed PVD with Karen) is an internationally recognized and award-winning Choreographer and Dance Film Director. The child of a refugee and Holocaust survivor, Allen has created 30 years of Holocaust inspired stage and film works. Overall, he’s created over 210 stage works and Choreographed/Directed 35 films. Co-Artistic Director of Kaeja d’Dance with Karen Kaeja, Allen’s works have been featured in commercials, films, and festivals around the world. He has received numerous national and international commissions, teaches Kaeja Elevations and Dance Film master classes worldwide.
Karen and Allen received the DanceOntario Lifetime Achievement Award; were Finalists for the TAF-2020 Celebration of Cultural Life Award and were nominated for the Eldred Family Dance Award for lifetime achievement in dance. Allen was very excited creating with Director Keira Loughran, choreographing Wendy / Peter Pan until COVID closed Stratford Festival in 2020. Allen and Karen recently created Kitchen Dances Web Series with Moze Mossanen and In Case of Emergency, celebrating 18 dance artists in our community. The Kaeja’s will be touring to the USA, New Brunswick, and British Columbia in 2023.