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EVENTS : August 14–16 | August 21–23
For 10 days in August 2009, Harbourfront Centre and Brantford's Woodland Cultural Centre presented Planet IndigenUS, a multidisciplinary arts festival showcasing professional Canadian Aboriginal artists in an international context. For updates on current Planet IndigenUS programming, click here.
We are all from "somewhere" – a place on this earth where we trace our ancestors. Indigenous people trace ancestry back through time immemorial to places of origin; places where they are rooted; and places that brought forth a unique culture, language, spiritual framework and environment. Planet IndigenUs will explore Indigenous cultures through its artists. These original cultures have survived and adapted to the contemporary world but retain the original connections to places from where they originated. Through visual art, film, video, theatre, dance, music, storytelling, textile arts, circus, and many more forms, Planet IndigenUs ignites your imagination and challenges your thinking. Using the lens of identity and the ideas of contact and beyond and continuity, Indigenous artists from across the globe share the innovations of their creativity. Long gone are the notions of being "frozen in time." Indigenous artists are drawing on their histories to shatter stereotypes and assert the power of their voices. Planet IndigenUs is co-produced by the Woodland Cultural Centre and is spread across Toronto and Brantford, Ontario in places and spaces large and small. Join us for this remarkable 10 day international, contemporary, Indigenous arts festival and find your voice.
Each of the two weekends has a focus:
August 14–16 - Inspired by the World
August 21–23 - Giving to the World