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Dance artists in Santee Smith's The Mush Hole / Photo by Carley Gallant
Santee Smith

The Mush Hole

Performance | Spectacle

Halifax NS
September 14 septembre 2018
6:00 | 18:00
Contemporary, Dance Theatre

Victoria Hunt

Copper Promises: Hinemihi Haka

Performance | Spectacle

Peterborough ON
February 19 février 2019
8:00 | 20:00

Djuki Mala

Djuki Mala

Performance | Spectacle

Peterborough ON
February 5 février 2019
7:30 | 19:30

Nancy Jo Wijohn and Santee Smith / Photo by Louise Potiki Bryant

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On the Ground

Phantom, stills & vibrations

By Victoria Mohr-Blakeney, Nadine Changfoot

In her new work Lara Kramer confronts the complex and brutal relationships between Indigenous peoples and settler society, exploring the residual effects of the residential school system and the traumas that permeate in its wake.

Backbone by Red Sky Performance / Photo by Rita Taylor

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On the Ground

On Cultural Voyeurism and Indigenous Creation

By Alicia Elliott

Tuscarora writer Alicia Elliott spent a day at the Living Ritual Festival and notices that issues for Indigenous creators are similar across disciplines. “We want to stop focusing on educating non-Indigenous people with our work, too, and instead focus our energy on creating art that’s meaningful to our own people.”


Carrying a Collective Burden

Michael Greyeyes and Yvette Nolan’s Bearing By Emma Doran

Bearing is a dance opera co-created by Yvette Nolan, Michael Greyeyes and a cast of dancers, actors, singers and musicians, that will become a vital piece of Canadian theatre. Working with the idea that every Canadian has been in some way impacted by the disgraceful legacy of residential schools, the work is meant to encourage a collective carrying of the burden of this ugly and still present history. Bearing is a high concept work that offers a new model for catharsis via theatrical embodiment.


The Shape-Shifting Serpent

Aanmitaagzi draws from an historic Anishinaabe story to narrate contemporary issues By Molly Johnson Serpent People Presented by Coleman, Lemieux & Compagnie

Serpent People, takes its inspiration from an historic Anishinaabe story, The Black Sturgeon of Nipissing. While this story is an Anishinaabe one, the performers are artists from a range of communities, nations, clans and ancestries. The ensemble is appealingly egalitarian, a cast of varying ages, identities and skill sets who together create an image of real community – people working together across differences. The mythology of the serpent as shape-shifter and realm-crosser that Serpent People draws on is apparent in these artists, who shift from scene to scene adapting to fulfill roles foreign and familiar.


Ancestralizing the Present

Ancestralizing the Present was a free event hosted at The Dance Centre on June 10, 2017, with performances by Spakwus Slulem (Eagle Song Dancers), Git Hayetsk (People of the Copper Shield) and Aeriosa. The event marks the extension of Mique’l Dangeli’s doctoral thesis “Dancing Sovereignty: Protocol and Politics in Northwest Coast First Nations Dance” and it involved “taking the time to get to know one another” – an approach that Dangeli believes to be closer to “reconciliation” than projects that simply tick the boxes of inclusivity, or demand that Indigenous artists perform settlers’ expectations of Indigenous culture.

JP Longboat, Byron Chief-Moon


Performance | Spectacle

Vancouver BC
June 27-28 juin 2017
7:00 | 19:00
Contemporary, Indigenous

Byron Chief- Moon, Olivia C. Davies, Jerry Longboat and Luglio Romero/ Photo by Nadya Kwandibens, Red Works Photography
Various Artists

Queer Arts Festival 2017

Festival | Festival

Vancouver BC
June 17-29 juin 2017

Photo by David Cooper
Raes Calvert, Sean Harris Oliver


Performance | Spectacle

Vancouver BC
April 12-16 avril 2017
Performance Art, Physical Theatre

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre


Performance | Spectacle

Toronto ON
April 28-1 mai 2016
Apr. 28-29-30 : 8:00PM | May 1 : 3:00PM

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre


Performance | Spectacle

Whitehorse YT
March 11 mars 2015

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre: Medicine Bear

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre recently released these video exerpts of its latest work Medicine Bear, which was co-produced with the Woodland Cultural C…