Sep
29

 One Voice, La MaMa with Spiderwoman...

Gloria Miguel

Gloria Miguel

La MaMa in association with Spiderwoman Theatre presents a staged reading of One Voice, Today (!!!) at 7:00pm in NYC.

Written and performed by Gloria Miguel
Directed by  Muriel Miguel
Set designed by Soni Moreno

Reading to be followed by talk-back
Admission by donation

47 Great Jones Street
(between Bowery and Lafayette Street)
New York, NY 10003

Sep
29

 Tanya Tagaq’s Animism Tour

Tanya Tagaq in Nanook of the North

Tanya Tagaq

2014 Polaris Music Prize winner Tanya Tagaq announces performances across Canada this fall. Tickets are now on sale for most of the shows listed below.

Animism, released in May 2014 on Six Shooter Records to emphatic critical praise, is an album that expresses and reflects a balance between “having more to say” and “being calmer in saying it.” In a newly released interview, Tagaq describes herself as angrier, but also more contemplative and cognizant of the necessity of speaking up and out.

Tanya’s electronic-archaic music and writhing, intensely physical performances elicit everything from fear to euphoria in audiences. Tagaq finds inspiration in experience, memory and outrage, and while Animism invokes a deep unrest, it also conjures an even deeper sense of connection with the world.

See here for tickets and more information!

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Sep
29

 Drew Hayden Taylor, Intertribal...

Drew Hayden Taylor

Drew Hayden Taylor

Drew Hayden Taylor is reading his new piece Crees In The Caribbean at the opening night of the Intertribal Gathering presented by IPAA and SNTC, with TRIBAL INC. Oct 16 in Saskatoon.

Originally from the Curve Lake First Nations, in Central Ontario, Drew has spent the last two decades travelling the world and writing about it from the Aboriginal perspective. An award-winning playwright, author, columnist, film maker and lecturer, he has managed to bridge the gap between cultures by tickling the funny bone.

Crees In The Caribbean features Kennetch Charlette, Ingrid Gomez and Margo Kane.

Thurs, Oct. 16th at 7:00pm, Studio 914.

See here for the full Intertribal Gathering schedule, Oct 16-19!

Sep
23

 Tara Beagan, Writer at Berton House

Tara Beagan

Tara Beagan

Tara Beagan will be at Berton House as Writer in Residence from Oct to Dec 2014.

Beagan will be working on “a novel inspired by the innumerable fatherless boys in First Nations Communities” as well as continue to adapt a theatre script for the screen, entitled Dreary and Izzy.

Ntlakapamux and Irish “Canadian,” Beagan co-founded the Indigenous arts activist company ARTICLE 11 with Andy Moro in 2013. Their upcoming workshop production of Beagan’s The Ministry of Grace features Lorne Cardinal and a partnership with Fort York.

See here for more information.

Sep
23

 Tanya Tagaq wins 2014 Polaris Prize!

Congratulations to Tanya Tagaq, victor of the 2014 Polaris Music Prize for her album Animism!

Tagaq, an Inuk throat singer, won the ninth annual instalment of the coveted Canadian prize tonight (September 22) at a star-studded gala at the Carlu in Toronto, beating out fellow shortlist nominees Arcade Fire, Basia Bulat, Mac DeMarco, Drake, Jessy Lanza, Owen Pallett, Shad, Timber Timbre and Yamantaka // Sonic Titan.

“We’ve been doing it our own way without backing down artistically or conforming, so to be recognized in this way and have so many people latch on makes me feel the world is tolerable,” said Tagaq in a statement. “There’s so much hurt in the world and within indigenous cultures with colonialism. Canada is in a desperate need for repair and I think a lot of people are tired of living this way and just to have people understand where we’re coming from makes me have hope that we can move forward and expose the true history of Canada.”

Sep
22

 The Hours that Remain, Magnus Theatre

The Hours that Remain

The Hours that Remain

Magnus Theatre presents Keith Barker’s The Hours that Remain,  Oct 23-Nov 8, 2014 in Thunder Bay ON.

The Hours That Remain explores the story of a woman haunted by the disappearance of her sister. Denise desperately seeks to find answers to Michelle’s disappearance. As she and her husband Daniel grapple with the loss, Denise is visited by Michelle in a series of visions that will help her to find the answers she is looking for. In confronting the pervasive reality of missing women in Canada, we are also faced with the legacy of loss endured by families, friends and community.

See here for more information!

Sep
22

 Spirit Music, Aqua

Spirit Music by Aqua

Spirit Music by Aqua

IPAA member Aqua releases first album, Spirit Music!

The online album includes four songs, with Aqua as the composer, vocalist, and lyricist.

Aqua writes:

“This album is the first of many. It has been a dream of mine for a long time. Part of the dream was that it would be accessible to anyone of any economic background. Everyone has a spirit…why take away the opportunity to share the music I made in honour of our spirits. Music is love and love is for all.”

Go here to sample and purchase!

Sep
22

 Louis Riel Day, Compagni V’ni...

Compaigni V'ni Dansi

Compaigni V'ni Dansi

Compagni V’ni Dansi presents Sara Riel: The Long Journey at its 9th Annual Louis Riel Day on Saturday November 15, 2014 at 7:30pm. There will also be a performance by the Louis Riel Métis Dancers.

For more information, visit Compangni V’ni Dansi’s website and The Dance Centre’s website.

Sep
21

 Playwriting Workshop, Gwaandak

Tara Beagan and Andy Moro

Tara Beagan and Andy Moro

Gwaandak Theatre presents a weekend excursion into performative storytelling within a personal context -facilitated by Dora Award winning artists of ARTICLE 11, Tara Beagan and Andy Moro, Oct 3-5, 2014.

It will be held at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre, Whitehorse YT.

Participants will mine their own life stories to find how personal experiences are reflective of the bigger picture of which they are a part. It will be an exploration of perspective – politicization of the personal – within a theatrical forum.

To register call us at 393-2676 or email us.
Fees: $75/2,5 days (Please contact us if this fee is a barrier to you.)

See here or keep reading below for more information!

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Sep
21

 Intertribal Gathering, IPAA and SNTC...

Executive Director Cole Alvis deep in thought at last year's Intertribal Gathering.

IPAA's Executive Director Cole Alvis deep in thought at last year's Intertribal Gathering.

Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance & Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company in association with TRIBE INC. present: Intertribal Gathering. Oct 16-19, 2014 in Saskatoon, SK.

Performances will be at Studio 914
915 20th St. W, Saskatoon SK.

Daytime events are free and open to the public.
For tickets to evening events, call 306-667-1221 or visit Latroupedujour.ca. $35 Festival Pass, $15 Day Pass.

The Intertribal Gathering, now in its second year, will feature diverse artists from across disciplines and distances! Opening night features a reading of Drew Hayden Taylor’s Crees in the Caribbean
with Kennetch Charlette, Ingrid Gomez, and Margo Kane.

See here or keep reading below for the full schedule and details!

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Sep
20

 THE HOOP, Anthony Henhawk

Anthony.Henhawk

Anthony Henhawk

lemonTree creations is proud to present a reading of THE HOOP by resident artist and IPAA member Anthony Henhawk.

THE HOOP follows a young man on his journey from stasis and apathy to champion hoop dancer featuring a performance of the 2nd place World Youth Champion Hoop Dancer Ascension Harjo (Mohawk Kickapoo/Seminole).

Check out Ascension’s promo video here.

Also featuring: Aqua, Tim Hill, Christopher Mejaki & Garret C. Smith
Directed by Cole Alvis

The opening gala will be held Saturday Sept 20th @ 8PM at the lemonTree creations studios located at 196 Spadina in downtown Toronto. Snacks and refreshments will be served at 7:30PM.

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Sep
20

 Choreography Intensive, Raven Spirit...

Raven Spirit Dance

Raven Spirit Dance

Choreography Intensive with Michelle Olson presented by Raven Spirit’s Indigenous Ground Dance Training Series (in partnership with Scotiabank Dance Centre), Dec 8-12.

Intensive Fee: $350 (partial scholarships are available – please inquire)
Dates: Dec 8th- 12th: Monday is 11am-5pm, Tuesday- Friday is 10-4pm)
Location: Scotiabank Dance Centre, Vancouver BC

Application Process: Interested applicants should apply with a statement of interest to info@ravenspiritdance.com
See here or below for more information!

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Intertribal Gathering 2014!

October 16-19 in Saskatoon SK.

For the second annual Intertribal Gathering, IPAA is partnering with SNTC and TRIBE INC. to feature a rich lineup of diverse artists from across disciplines and distances!

See here for the full schedule!

Banff Summit 2014
Twelve Indigenous artists, including several IPAA board members, members, and staff, were invited to attend the Banff Summit 2014, April 21-24.

Banff Summit Report - Cole Alvis, IPAA Executive Director.

Indigenous Body of Work - an uncomprehensive list started at the Summit; please add in the comments section.

The Medicine Project

grunt magazine looks at Aboriginal notions of medicine and how they influence the lives of First Nations people and artists today.

Check it out!

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