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Tuesday, July 25
NeoIndigenA – Kaha:wi Dance Theatre
Hononga – Hawaiki TŪ

Wednesday, July 26
We Wait in the Darkness – Rosy Simas Dance
Kiviuq Returns – Qaggiavuut Nunavut Performing Arts

Thursday, July 27
Material Witness – Spiderwoman Theater/Aanmitaagzi
[MIS]CONCEIVE – Thomas E.S. Kelly

Festival Schedule

Living Ritual is possible due to the sponsorship of the New Chapter Fund by the Canada Council for the Arts, The Department of Canadian Heritage, Ontario 150, Harbourfront Centre, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, and the KM Hunter Foundation.

This is one of the 200 exceptional projects funded through the Canada Council for the Arts’ New Chapter initiative. With this $35M initiative, the Council supports the creation and sharing of the arts in communities across Canada.

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre - Living Ritual: International Indigenous Performing Arts Festival


Regular: $20
Groups 6+: $16.50

For festival registration or passes, contact:
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.

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