(Photo by Leon House)
Kittiwake Dance Theatre, Newfoundland and Labrador’s oldest dance performance company, makes its home in St. John’s, one of North America’s oldest cities. It has a company repertoire of over fifty works incorporating a variety of styles and subjects from the dramatic to the humorous and the traditional to the contemporary, with numerous works reflecting Newfoundland’s rich history and cultural heritage.
In addition to providing the public with quality performances which reflect the width and breath of the world of dance, Kittiwake’s mandate includes an obligation to nurture the art of dance by providing local dancers with workshops and residency projects, delivered by Kittiwake’s artistic staff, as well as by touring companies and independent dancer and choreographers.
In bringing high calibre dance to the stage, Kittiwake has collaborated with many arts organizations including Canada’s Ballet Jörgen, Atlantic Dance Theatre, Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra, Shallaway Youth Choir, to name just a few.
Kittiwake Dance Theatre is a not-for-profit organization, overseen by Board of Directors, elected annually. Kittiwake has been the recipient of numerous grants included from ArtsNL, Department of Canadian Heritage and the City of St. John’s. Through ticket sales and a wide range of fund-raising activities, Kittiwake continues to foster dance in Newfoundland and Labrador.