Masterclass with A’nó:wara Dance Theatre’s Barbara Diabo

In association with
Sky Dancers: Bridges by A’nó:wara Dance Theatre

Explore different styles, perspectives, and the meanings behind First Nations’ dances with Barbara Kaneratonni Diabo. Taking inspiration from cultural perspectives and practices, we will combine the past, present and future to create an understanding of this land through dance.

Skill Level

This class is intended for intermediate dancers and choreographers. Participants should have a minimum of 2 years of prior dance training.

Dress so you can move freely and have appropriate foot wear or bare feet.

Leader Bios

  • Barbara Kaneratonni Diabo

Barbara Kaneratonni Diabo is Kanienkehaka (Mohawk) originally from Kahnawake, now living in Montreal. A dancer and choreographer for over 25 years, she specializes in combining traditional First Nation’s dance and contemporary styles. She takes great pride in regularly sharing her culture and has performed across Canada and internationally – notably the Banff Centre; Heard Museum, Arizona; Olympic Stadium, Montreal; Gathering of Nations, New Mexico; Prismatic Arts Festival, Halifax; National Arts Centre, Ottawa. Her goal is to inspire others, encourage cultural pride, uplift the spirit, and increase education and communication.

Photography © Robert Newton