Kaha:wi Dance Theatre's production of TransMigration is inspired by the life and paintings of iconic Ojibwe shaman-artist Norval Morrisseau.

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre's production of TransMigration is inspired by the life and paintings of iconic Ojibwe shaman-artist Norval Morrisseau.

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre's production of TransMigration is inspired by the life and paintings of iconic Ojibwe shaman-artist Norval Morrisseau.  The Dream by Norval Morrisseau

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre's production of TransMigration is inspired by the life and paintings of iconic Ojibwe shaman-artist Norval Morrisseau. The Dream by Norval Morrisseau

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre's production of TransMigration is inspired by the life and paintings of iconic Ojibwe shaman-artist Norval Morrisseau.  Fruits of Life by Canadian First Nations artist, Norval Morrisseau.

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre's production of TransMigration is inspired by the life and paintings of iconic Ojibwe shaman-artist Norval Morrisseau. Fruits of Life by Canadian First Nations artist, Norval Morrisseau.

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre's production of TransMigration is inspired by the life and paintings of iconic Ojibwe shaman-artist Norval Morrisseau.  Thunderbird by Norval Morrisseau

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre's production of TransMigration is inspired by the life and paintings of iconic Ojibwe shaman-artist Norval Morrisseau. Thunderbird by Norval Morrisseau

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre's production of TransMigration is inspired by the life and paintings of iconic Ojibwe shaman-artist Norval Morrisseau.  Mother and Child by Norval Morrisseau

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre's production of TransMigration is inspired by the life and paintings of iconic Ojibwe shaman-artist Norval Morrisseau. Mother and Child by Norval Morrisseau

Ailvin Ailey II's Fana Tesfagiorgis in Troy Powell's Reference Point. Photo by Eudurdo Patino.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater was founded in 1958 by dancer, choreographer and visionary Alvin Ailey, to bring African-Amer

Ailey II’s Jenna Graves and Gentry George. Photo by Eduardo Patino, NYC

Jenna Marie - Dancer and performing artist at Ailey II and Dance Artist at Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company

▶ TransMigration Trailer - YouTube

TransMigration is a beautifully told story inspired by the life and paintings of iconic Ojibwe shaman-artist Norval Morrisseau. Distinctively Canadian, it's .

Ailey II in Judith Jamison's DIVINING. Photo: Eduardo Patino, NYC

Ailey II in Judith Jamison's DIVINING. Photo: Eduardo Patino, NYC

Christopher House of Toronto Dance Theatre

Christopher House of Toronto Dance Theatre

Thang Dao's ECHOES by Alvin Ailey. Thang Dao’s Echoes began as a depiction of haunting memories.  But this poignant ballet has since taken on a life of its own, as the echoes of memories cascade into the distant past while pervading our awareness of the present.  Performed by Ailey II.

Thang Dao’s Echoes began as a depiction of haunting memories. But this poignant ballet has since taken on a life of its own, as the echoes of memories cascade…

Ilse Gudiño - Toronto, Flamenco dancer

Ilse Gudiño - Toronto, Flamenco dancer

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre: TransMigration

TransMigration tells us a story. A story inspired by painters Norval Morrisseau. A dance story that puts him at its centre, but that is not his biography.

Fana Tesfagiorgis backstage before Splendid Isolation II.   Photo by Elizabeth Washington Ailey II

Fana Tesfagiorgis backstage before Splendid Isolation II. Photo by Elizabeth Washington Ailey II

Ilse Gudiño, Toronto Flamenco Dancer

Ilse Gudiño, Toronto Flamenco Dancer

▶ Cadenas ("Chains" in Spanish) is an ad hock collective formed for the purpose of Ilse Gudino choreographing a 25-min long piece to the music of Ventanas. Shot in Esmeralda Enrique Dance Studio Toronto. Tamar Ilana Ilse Gudino Dennis Duffin Mark Marczyk Jaash Singh Demetrios Petsalakis

Cadenas ("Chains" in Spanish) is an ad hock collective formed for the purpose of Ilse Gudino choreographing a long piece to the music of Ventanas.

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