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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
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.
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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.