The Kadožüké Kollektif is a Toronto-based theatre company that develops and produces large-scale experimental work rooted in classical themes. Our projects combine originally developed text and choreography with the elements of art and video installation. The company works year round and was created in 2004 by director/choreographer Tatiana Jennings.
Kadožüké Kollektif takes its name from the ancient Japanese tradition of “players at the gate”. As performers were not allowed to enter the premises, they staged their art at the periphery, in-between two worlds. In this, players were also able to attract a spontaneous audience, catching the attention of passers-by who would stop and lose themselves in the hypnotic rhythm of the performance. Our intent, like that of our Kadozuke forebears is to create an artistic interlude, a place in-between two worlds where the individual can pause to contemplate the wonder of time slowed and is set free to invoke personal imagery and memories.