JP Longboat, Byron Chief-Moon

JP Longboat and Byron Chief-Moon

Festival | Festival
  • Photo by Nadya Kwandibens, Red Works Photography

Ottawa ON
June 5 juin 2016
7:00 | 19:00

Presented by | Diffusé par: Canada Dance Festival (CDF)
Member of the CanDance Network | Membre du reseau CanDanse
National Arts Centre, Studio
53 Elgin St.
$29+ | $29+

Commerce, greed, and disenfranchisement are key themes in this collaborative evening of two new dance works, created by Vancouver’s Byron Chief-Moon and Ottawa-based JP Longboat. Multiple narratives are drawn through these choreographies: the individual confronting society; attaining self-realization and freedom; greed and imbalance; and Traditional Knowledge and Values in the face of corporate capitalism. These performances highlight Canada’s systematic marginalization of First Peoples from the land, its resources and their way of life.

Layering First Nations world views on the dissonance of agency that exist throughout society, Greed is an examination of today’s exploitative stock market and the crippling effects of corporate self-indulgence and exploitation.

REsolve addresses de-colonization of both self and homeland through an awakening of the individual confronting an authoritarian system, and implores all peoples to take control of their own destiny by challenging economic slavery and psychological bondage. 

Greed and REsolve are created with and performed by Byron Chief-Moon, JP Longboat and Nyla Carpentier.

For tickets and more information visit nac-cna.ca.

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