Kaha:wi Dance Theatre - Living Ritual: International Indigenous Performing Arts Festival
Tuesday, July 25 Thursday, July 27, 2017
Fleck Dance Theatre
207 Queens Quay West
Living Ritual is a three-day Indigenous platform for artists and delegates from across Turtle Island (Canada, US), Aotearoa (NZ), Australia and elsewhere to dialogue, network and promote global Indigenous performance with a focus on dance and theatre devised from Indigenous methodology and process.
Opening with an Onkwehon:we Edge of the Woods Welcome Ceremony daytime programming includes: provocation addresses, panel discussions, embodied sharing (master classes) and performative lectures.
Evening public performances include artists and companies that offer a distinctive perspective on Indigenous performance including: Spiderwoman Theater (US)/Aanmitaagzi’s Material Witness; Qaggiavuut Nunavut Performing Arts, new work Kiviuq Returns; [MIS]CONCEIVE by Thomas E.S. Kelly (AU); Rosy Simas Dance, We Wait in the Darkness; Hawaiki TŪ's Hononga and NeoIndigenA by Artistic Director Santee Smith.
Living Ritual – International Indigenous Performing Arts Festival takes place on the ancestral territory of the Onkwehon:we, Anishaanbe and Huron-Wendat. Kaha:wi Dance Theatre acknowledges the spirits of the ancestors, animals and the land in the Dish with One Spoon Treaty lands and opens a space to honour our interconnectivity and interdependence.