Kathleen Rea 
Kathleen danced with Canada's Ballet Jorgen, National Ballet of Canada & Tiroler Landestheater (Austria). Kathleen is a certified instructor of the Melt Method (Hand and Feet) and teaches Contact Dance Improvisation at George Brown Dance.

She has choreographed over 40 dance works and been nominated for five DORA awards. Her film Lapinthrope, co-produced with Alec Kinnear won Gold Award at the Festival Der Nationen (Austria). Kathleen is also a recipient of a K. M. Hunter Choreographic Award.

Kathleen is a published author (“The Healing Dance”, Charles C. Thomas). She has a Master’s in Expressive Arts Therapy and is a Registered Psychotherapist (CRPO) with a private practice for the past 15 years. In January 2015 Kathleen became a candidate teacher of the Axis Syllabus. Recently Kathleen graduated as a Brian Advancement Coach (Pyramid of Potential Method). She is the director of REAson d’etre dance productions who produces both the Wednesday Dance Jam and the Contact Dance International Film Festival.

Men's Circle Creative Team
Men's Circle is Kathleen's new work that is premiering November 2 to 5, 2017 at the Betty Oliphant Theatre in Toronto. More info
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Tristan R. Whiston
is a multi-disciplinary artist who has worked in Toronto’s arts community for over 25 years as a director, dramaturge, writer, performer, and community artist. Tristan has written and directed five audio documentaries for CBC; most notably, his work, Middle C, won the 2007 Premios Ondas Award for International Radio. As the Artist-in-Residence at Central Toronto Youth Services (2004 to  2010), Tristan directed Gender Play,a theatre project working with LGBTQ youth exploring experiences of gender identity. Tristan recently collaborated with Moynan King on an integrated art and sound performance piece called trace, which toured Canada in 2015. In 2016, Tristan travelled to England where he was dramaturge and performer on Hush, a new musical written by Alex Bulmer which was presented at the London International Festival of Theatre and at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester.


Allen Kaeja
Allen Kaeja is an internationally recognized and award-winning Dance Film Director and Choreographer, who has created over 160 stage works and choreographed for 27 films. Allen is Co-Artistic Director of Kaeja d’Dance with Karen Kaeja, runner up of NOW Magazine’s BEST DANCE COMPANY award and he is co-founder of the CanAsian Dance Festival. His stage and film works have been presented in festivals around the world. Allen has received dozens of national and international commissions, teaches Kaeja Elevations and Dance Film master classes worldwide/ Allen’s awards include the prestigious Clifford E. Lee, K.M. Hunter, and Paul D. Fleck Choreography Awards (Canada), the Bonnie Bird Award (UK), a UNESCO citation, and the Moving Picture Award for best performance (Canada) and was recently nominated for Ontario’s Arts Education Award and received the Katheryn Ash Award for Choreography 2016. Allen also co-developed many site-specific and audience interactive engagement performance strategies with Karen Kaeja over the past 30 years. Allen and Karen have completed a full company tour to Mexico and were just in Newfoundland, Vancouver, Moncton, UK and Japan. Allen and Karen have just completed CONSUMED a new choreography for The Edge in UK (2017) which toured Europe for four months. They are also recipients of the Toronto Arts Council Open Doors award for Canada’s 150 Celebrations and are in the throws of creating Xtraordinary TO Dances with 22 Dance Artists for both Film and Stage. He has just completed Part 1: Live Feed and Part 2: Moments in Reel Time - delivered to Bellmedia in August and Marqueearts (UK) in October 2017ma.

Mateo Galindo (midcareer dance artist):
Mateo Galindo Torres is a dancer and choreographer, with side projects in film, photography and music editing. Torres has trained and performed in Colombia, USA, Cuba, Panama and Canada. His most recent professional experience includes work with Hanna Kiel, Frog in Hand, Jacob Niedzwiecki, Danny Grossman, Janak Khendry, Peggy Baker Dance Projects, William Yong, Kaeja d’dance, Maxine Heppner, Toronto International Ballet Theatre and Olga Barrios. Torres is the artistic advisor and guest choreographer of the newly founded company Form Contemporary Dance Theatre. Torres’ work is often politically charged, inspired by social subject matters, and fuses his eclectic movement background.

Kousha Nakhaei
Kousha Nakhaei is a violinist, improviser and composer. He has studied improvisation and classical performance, as well as Persian and South Indian musical traditions at York University where he graduated in 2005. Kousha is also a dancer with a strong sense of technique and his own personal style. He has studied with Venno interdisciplinary creation. He has collaborated with several choreographers, dancers, poets and directors, such as Lucie Carmen Gregoire, Patty Powel, Tracey Norman, Roger Greenwald, and Jean-Michael Malpeux. He has performed at numerous venues in Toronto and many festivals, including fFIDA International dance Festival, Toronto Street Festival, and Under The Azure Dome.

Rudi Natterer

Rudi travels from Austria to work on Men’s Circle. As a young man, his days circled around basketball, rap and jazz, with occasional sparks of classical music and political activities. After graduating from high school and one year of traveling, he briefly tapped into theatre, felt the need to move on and engaged in the studies of philosophy. It was at that time, at age 21, that he encountered CI and Capoeira. A short break from University in order to focus on contemporary dance turned into a four-year full time training at SEAD, Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance, where he became acquainted with various contemporary dance techniques.
 Choreographers and teachers that influenced him are Chrystel Guillebaud (Pina Bausch), Jan Burkhart/Sigal Zouk, Matteo Fargion and Vita Ojsonik. His artistic perspective is grounded in freestyle rap and improvised music as well as capoeira and CI, and a secret passion for baroque piano music.

Bill Coleman
Bill has danced with Bill T Jones/Arnie Zane Company, Martha Graham Dance Company, Toronto Dance Theatre, Tere O'Connor, Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault, Wiesbaden Ballet, William Douglas Danse and currently Tedi Tafel and Dance Theatre David Earle.
He regularly collaborates with diverse groups and communities in the creation of one-of-a-kind theatrical events. He is the co-founder of Bill Coleman & His North American Experience with composer John Oswald and Coleman/Lemieux & Compagnie with Laurence Lemieux. Most recently Bill created Hymn To The Universe performed with the legendary Sun Ra Arkestra, Inverted Mountains with John Oswald, Emile Morin in Banff National Park and OutSideIn, a 3D film by Anne Troake with Carol Prieur which was screened at the 2015 Venice Biennale. Bill’s solo work Dollhouse, a collaboration with composer Gordon Monahan, was presented as part of Toronto’s Canadian Stage 2016/17 season.

Deltin Sejour

Deltin Sejour received his early Training Primarily in martial arts. During adolescence he began training in Theatre as well as Dance at Lois Sieler Academy of Dance, Georgia School of Theatre and Dance as well as Freeport Players Guild. Seeking further training he Attended the School of Toronto Dance Theatre and Later Dance Performance at George Brown College. Sejour has also traveled to India to study various aspects of Yoga and Movement. He spends his free time taking workshops to expand his knowledge of the arts, reading, writing, doing calisthenics and extensive research into mind. He is dedicated artist that's always seeking to learn more about movement, art, the human body and the world at large. As an emerging artists Sejour seeks to continue his education by collaborating and creating meaningful, thoughtful, physical and engaging work

Harold Tausch
Harold Tausch has been a practitioner of the Feldenkrais MethodÒ, a form of movement education, since 1991. In the following year he discovered men's work and contact improv dance. He co-founded and has been a member of a leaderless men's group for 25 years. He has studied contact dance with a variety of teachers including Pam Johnson, Karen and Allen Kaeja, Kathleen Rae, Daniel Burkholder, and Yves Candau. Harold has been a singer/songwriter since the early seventies, and has studied acting with Alex Laurier, Eli Rill, Don MacQuarrie, and Terrence Durant. He is thrilled to be in a production exploring some of the issues men face in our culture.
REAson d'etre dance productions' Artists Archive

Aya Belsheim Close Knit (2007)
Johanna Bergfeldt
Aurthur Bernard
VIVID (2002), Studio VIVID (2005), VIVID (2006)
Contact Dance Film Festival Headline Artist (2015)
Piotr Biernat VIVID (2002)
Travis Birch VIVID (2006)
Tom Brouillette VIVID (2002), Long Live (2008)
Yves Candau
Dawn Carlton
Unraveling The Tight Weave (2011)
Bodies in the Moment (2002)
Courtnae Bowman VIVID (2002), Elysian (2002)
Bess Callard Studio VIVID (2005), VIVID (2006)
Dianne Chappitus Bodies in the Moment (2001)
Monique Comeau Close Knit (2007)
Eryn Dace-Trudell VIVID (2002)
Amy Ehrhardt Close Knit (2007)
Samantha Farruggio
Anna Finkel
Unraveling The Tight Weave (2011)
Studio VIVID (2005), VIVID (2006)
Nicole Fougère
Miranda Forbes
VIVID (2003)
Unraveling The Tight Weave (2011)
A. Francisca de la Mora
Sharon Fridman
Bodies in the Moment (2002)
Contact Dance Film Festival Headline Artist (2015)
Ella Gladstone Lapinthrope (2005)
Kim Glasco Jazz Mongers Bravo T.V. Special (1996)
Amy Hampton VIVID (2002 and 2003), Elysian (2002)
Anna Hein Lapinthrope (2005), Frauenmythos (2000)
Tom Hui Bodies in the Moment (2002)
Dwain Jones Bodies in the Moment (2002
Pam Johnson
Janet Johnson
Bodies in the Moment (2001), VIVID (2006)
Unraveling The Tight Weave (2011)
Robert Halley Long Live (2008)
Allen Kaeja Bodies in the Moment (2002), Lapinthrope (2005)
Karen Kaeja Bodies in the Moment (2002), Fleeting (2003), Marrow (2004), IRE (2006), Long Live (2008), Unraveling The Tight Weave (2011)
Kirstie Keenan
Martine Lamy
Unraveling The Tight Weave (2011)
Night Shells (1995)
Marlene Latour Close Knit (2007), Long Live (2008)
Suzanne Liska Close Knit (2007), Long Live (2008), Unraveling The Tight Weave (2011)
Taylor Lorette Close Knit (2007)
Shiela Muir Bodies in the Moment (2001-02), Frames (2002), VIVID (2003)
Eva Muller Frauenmythos (2000)
Emma Murray Pieces of Undressing (1999)
Sarah MacDonald
Malgorzata Nowacka
Unraveling The Tight Weave (2011)
VIVID (2002), Lapinthrope (2005)
Yvonne Ng VIVID (2003)
Chelsea O'Brian Long Live (2008)
Lisa Otto VIVID (2002 and 2003)
Lisa Pijuan Bodies in the Moment (2001 & 2002)
Marlowe Porter Close Knit (2007)
Allison Rees Cummings
Jessica Runge
Series 8:08 (2002)
Unraveling The Tight Weave (2011)
Meghan Smith Close Knit (2007)
Holly Small Unraveling The Tight Weave (2011)
Teisha Smith VIVID (2006), Long live (2008), Unraveling The Tight Weave (2011)
Veronica Smyth Close Knit (2007)
Taeji Bodies in the Moment (2001-2002)
Lee Walder Long Live (2008), Unraveling The Tight Weave (2011), Groundswell (2012)
William Yong

VIVID (2002), Lapinthrope (2005)