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.

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre, Aanmitaagzi

Living Ritual: International Indigenous Performing Arts Festival

Festival | Festival

Toronto ON
July 25-27 juillet 2017

Artists of Aanmitaagzi, Nipissing First Nation/North Bay and Toronto communities / Photo by Penny Couchie
Penny Couchie, Aanmitaagzi

Serpent People

Performance | Spectacle

Toronto ON
June 15-17 juin 2017
8:00 | 20:00
Indigenous, Contemporary