Salmon Girl

By Nicole Decsey

Salmon Girl invites us to tap into the traditional wisdom of the salmon with the innocence and playfulness of a child,” says Martine Kleissen, event coordinator for this Raven Spirit Dance production.

Choreographer Michelle Olson from the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation and playwright Quelemia Sparrow from the Musqueam First Nation come together to depict the journey of a young girl into a magical adventure where the delicate balance of nature could change her life forever.

Salmon Girl is a colourful, visually arresting work that incorporates music, dance and puppetry to share a First Nations perspective about saving our waterways and the importance of salmon in the ecosystem. The sixty-minute show appropriate for all ages will be performed at the Waterfront Theatre in Granville Island Vancouver from April 6 through April 14, 2019.

Choreographer: Michelle Olson
Playwright: Quelemia Sparrow
Sound designer: Kate de Lorme
Composer: Wayne Lavallee
Lighting designer/technical director: Brad A. Trenman
Costume designer: Jessica Oostergo
Set designer: Shizuka Kai
Original puppet design and shadow puppet design: Tamara Unroe
Additional puppet designers: Jessica Oostergo and Shizuka Kai
Additional props and puppet rebuild: Heidi Wilkinson
Outside eye: Kim Selody
Video support: Chimerik
Dancers: Tasha Faye-Evans, Jeanette Kotowich, Gloria May Eshkibok, Donna Soares and Taran Kootenhayoo

Learn more >> ravenspiritdance.com/project/salmon-girl

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