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Statement on June 3, 2020 (Second paragraph added on Aug 20, 2020)
REAson d'etre dance productions 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 reasons of the reasons we uphold physical distancing and wearing a mask, is in consideration of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour communities in Toronto that are impacted by the COVID pandemic to a great extent due to systemic issues including racism and white supremacy.





$40 CAN - Hard Cover from Ben McNally Book in Toronto https://benmcnallybooks.com

Buy "Dancing After TEN" as holiday gift for someone
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 co-created by Vivian Chong and Georgia Webber and was short listed for the 2020 Toronto Book Awards. With the cancellation of the dance theatre show "Dancing with the Universe"and the "Dancing After TEN" book launch in April 2020 we have 170 copies to sell!



November 9, 2020 Press release -
REAson d’etre dance productions announces that Vivian Chong’s “Dancing After TEN” graphic memoir published by Fantagraphics is shortlisted for the Toronto Book Awards
After cornea surgery temporarily restored her sight, Vivian Chong raced against time to draw her graphic memoir. When her vision once again faded, she enlisted comics artist Georgia Webber and project manager and image describer Kathleen Rea who worked together to complete this poignant work of graphic medicine...
https://tinyurl.com/y4l55znc




October 19, 2020 Press release -

REAson d’etre dance productions presents the PROPinquity Dance Jam - Dance company devastated by COVID finds a new way to dance...
https://tinyurl.com/yx93tuna

The Propinquity Dance Jam mini documentary created by filmmaker Olya Glotka



 

 
     
  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
kathleen.rea@reasondetre.com
 
 
  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