School programs with the Dancers of Damelahamid

By Brittany Duggan

On February 1st and 2nd, the Dancers of Damelahamid, an Aboriginal dance collective from the northwest coast of British Columbia, invited students from kindergarten to grade twelve to participate in their school programs at the University of British Columbia Museum of Anthropology. On February 3rd, the group performed a matinee for schools with an evening performance on February 4th at the Centennial Theatre in North Vancouver. All performances, including one in Whistler on February 14th, were part of We yah hani nah Coastal First Nations Dance Festival 2010, an event the Dancers of Damelahamid hosted to present the rich diversity of traditional indigenous dance groups from the northwest coast.

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