For over a year, I’ve been working on “Mînowin”, a new work by Dancers of Damelahamid, a Canadian Indigenous contemporary dance company. We began workshopping with an infrared sensor for motion-tracking and creation of interactive media that supports important treasures of traditional stories passed on by elders through generations. It has been an absolute honour working on this project. After months on tour around the world this work has finally returned to premiere in Vancouver.
Dancers of Damelahamid (Vancouver); Co-commissioned by The Cultch
An innovative multimedia dance work about rebirth and transformation. Integrating narrative, movement, song, and projections, Mînowin connects coastal landscapes with contemporary perspectives of customary Indigenous dance forms. The Dancers of Damelahamid draw from Indigenous foundational stories to explore and redefine contemporary reflections of Indigenous identity.
“A truly West Coast take on the thriving area of Indigenous contemporary dance.”—The Georgia Straight
November 20––7:30pm (Opening)
The Cultch Historic Theatre, co-commissioned by The Cultch
1895 Venables Street
October 23, 2019––Universal Hall (Scotland)
October 18 and 19, 2019––Harbourfront Centre Theatre (Toronto), presented by Danceworks
October 14 and 15, 2019––Teatro Principal (Mexico), presented by the Festival Internacional Cervantino
October 8, 2019––LSPU Hall (St. John’s, NL), presented by Neighbourhood Dance Works
October 5, 2019––Lawrence O’Brien Arts Centre (Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL)
October 1, 2019––FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre (St. Catharines)
September 26 to 28, 2019––Babs Asper Theatre (Ottawa), presented by NAC Dance in partnership with NAC Indigenous Theatre
24 May, 2019––Margaret Greenham Theatre (Banff), avant-premiere of this performance developed at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.
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