Home: Our Way
July 9th | 2:00pm-3:00pm | Harbour City Theatre
Women, take part in a taste of Olivia’s women’s writing and movement circle that provides safe space for women-identified persons to explore ideas of refuge, transition, identity, cultural norms, blood memory and what it means to be at home in one’s experience. Olivia is a Vancouver based performer, choreographer, community arts facilitator of Anishinaabe, French - Canadian and Welsh Heritage.
Hoop Dance Workshop with Jessica McMann
July 9th | 3:30pm – 4:30pm | Harbour City Theatre
Hoop Dance is a storytelling and healing dance. Participants will learn about the history of the dance and different hoop dance formations and powwow dance steps. The participants will have an opportunity to build their own hoop routine in either traditional or contemporary styles. This workshop is open to all people of all backgrounds. Jessica, of Cree descent, (Alberta) is a classically trained musician, contemporary dance artist, fancy shawl, jingle and hoop dancer.
Talking Truths – Circle Conversation
July 9th | 7:00pm – 9:00pm | Harbour City Theatre
With artists; Jessica McMann, Olivia C. Davies, Tsatassaya White, B.A., an event planner and community mobilizer of the Snuneymuxw (Nanaimo) & (Opetchesaht) Nuu-chah-nulth Nations and “In’thot (Cassandra) Blondin-Burt, a Dené/Canadian performance artist, studying Philosophy (VIU) from within an Indigenous paradigm.
You are invited to attend this evening of intimate conversational exchange between four inter-disciplinary artists who are exploring a range of topics such as dance as sacred acts, art as living embodiment of community, the necessity of kinship and relational accountability. This is an opportunity to hear us speak as we speak to each other, with open hearts, and extend new ways of viewing Indigenous art as an act of healing, political assertion, and cultural continuation.