Join us for PVD10, a virtual event that celebrates ten years of “real people dancing in real spaces”! 

This year’s Porch View Dances, led by Curator and Production Director Michael Caldwell (a long-time collaborator with Kaeja d’Dance) features new commissioned dance films, from choreographers and filmmakers sharing their unique visions of ‘home’ in the midst of these complex and challenging times.

PVD10 will take place on Thursday, August 5th at 7:00pm, in an online event hosted by theatre-maker and actor, Jake Runeckles.

Three distinct choreographer-filmmaker artistic pairings will engage with community participants to create three dance films, celebrating the stories of our friends and neighbours and bridging the gap between professional artists and everyday people.

Interspersed throughout the August 5th program, three professional dance-makers will appear in short video vignettes, captured in one continuous shot, in outdoor settings across the city of Toronto.

This year, we also celebrate the dedicated group of community participants over the last 10 years in Seaton Village, in our Reminiscent Reel - a fun and uplifting short film featuring past participants recalling memories from their previous PVD experience.

And finally, any PVD experience would not be complete without Flock Landing, a participatory, site-specific activation which invites people of all ages and abilities to join a collective movement ensemble. Led by professional dancers, it embraces simple gestures that viewers can do from the comfort of their own home.

Tickets to PVD10 are available for free or for a Pay-What-You-Wish donation. The event will be closed captioned, and we are committed to making this event available to everyone. If you experience any barriers to accessing PVD10, please email urban@kaeja.org as soon as possible for assistance. Please note that any accessibility arrangements are subject to availability.


Curator and Production Director: 

Michael Caldwell

Choreographer-Filmmaker Pairings: 

Rodney Diverlus & Olya Glotka, Atri Nundy & Aria Evans, Sara Porter & Fran Chudnoff

Vignette Choreographers:  

Irma Villafuerte, Ravyn Wngz, Sashar Zarif

Flock Landing Dancers: 

Meryem Alaoui, Lilia Leon, Deltin Sejour

Online Tour Guide: 

Jake Runeckles
Reminiscent Reel Co-Directors:

Drew Berry & Michael Caldwell

Reminiscent Reel Camera Operator, & Editor: 

Drew Berry

Suggested donation amounts:

Individual: $10

Family: $25

Pay-It-Forward: $50

Custom Donation: $100

Donations $50 and above will receive a tax receipt.