Creative Edge

*NEW* DanceWorks: Dancers of Damelahamid

Category Creative Edge

Grades 7-12

Curriculum Connections Dance, English

School Visit performance: February 9, 2018

Flicker is a 75-minute multi-media dance piece performed by Dancers of Damelahamid, a Vancouver-based professional Indigenous dance company of the Gitxsan Nation, directed by choreographer and performer Margaret Grenier.

The Gitxsan, “people of the river of mists”, are part of the coastal group of cultures with a rich history of masked dance. Through dramatic dance, captivating narrative, intricately carved masks and elaborate regalia, the Dancers of Damelahamid bridge the ancient with a living tradition.

Flicker links artistic practices of traditional First Nations and modern forms – including coastal dance, Powwow, contemporary movement vocabularies and multi-media technology – in a work that reflects upon the complexity of contemporary Indigenous identities.

DanceWorks: Dancers of Damelahamid is presented as part of Harbourfront Centre’s NextSteps 2017/18 Season.

For a full day experience, students participate in a dance program, then enjoy the performance.