Statement on June 3, 2020 (Second paragraph added on Aug 20, 2020)
REAson d'etre dance prcoductions strives to provide artistic expression through movement, inclusive of age, ability, level background, or race. We stage and program works based on Contact-Dance Improvisation so we can utilize the inclusiveness that can be a part of this dance form. Our vision is for both professional dancers and everyday people to be inspired and invigorated by Contact Dance Improvisation. This mandate involves initiatives that work to dismantle racism and ablism and other "isms" as their existence hinders us in achieving our mandate. We are committed to examining the art form of contact improvisation and acknowledging its history of inequity, ablism and racism. We strive to engage in a continuing process of educating ourselves and acting for change.

In all our programing we are following government recommended protocol to prevent the spread of COVID-19. REAson d'etre dance productions is also following safety measures which are based on science and that place a high value on the responsibility of each person to the well-being of all people in the community. One reason we uphold physical distancing and wearing a mask when social distancing is unavoidable, is in consideration of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour communities in Toronto that have higher infection rates of COVID-19 due to systemic issues including racism and white supremacy.

The Propinquity Dance Jam mini documentary created by filmmaker Olya Glotka

October 192010 Press release -
REAson d’etre dance productions presents the PROPinquity Dance Jam - Dance company devastated by COVID finds a new way to dance

$35 CAN - Hard Cover
Vivian Chong's graph memoir "Dancing After TEN" in which Vivian tells her life story of losing her sight and finding her voice as a multidisciplinary artist has arrived in Toronto. The book is cocreated by Vivian Chong and Georgia Webber. With the cancellation of The dance theatre show "Dancing with the Universe"and book launch we have 200 copies but no show to sell them at! If you would like to buy a copy for $35 CAN please contact and e-transfer and message to

You can pick your copy up or have it delivered.

  Online Functional Movement Workshops with Kathleen Rea
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  Affiliated Blog Contact Improv Consent Culture is accepting submission (articles, poems, art) on the subject of dance practice in relation to consent. Send submissions to
  Check our Online Productions on our production page!  
  The PROPinquity Dance Jam - getting together to dance in person at a physical distance outdoors Check out details