Feb
08

 Music Monday – Junos 2016

Junos Logo - Calgary, AB –

Indigenous people of Canada are beginning to be recognized by the Juno Awards for music outside of the Aboriginal Album of The Year category. It is worth noticing that this year, specifically that not one, but three artists hold space in mainstream categories as well! Congratulations to Cris Derksen, nominee of Instrumental Album of the Year for the album “Orchestral Pow Wow”. Buffy Sainte Marie is nominated for two Juno’s ! Her album “Power in the Blood” is nominated for both categories, Contemporary Roots Album of the Year and Aboriginal Album of the Year! Don Amero’s album “Refined” is nominated for Adult Contemporary Ablum of the Year and Aboriginal Album of the Year.  More nominees for Aboriginal Album of the year are: Armand Duck Chief for his album “The One”, Black Bear for the album “Come and Get Your Love, The Tribe Session” and Derek Miller for his album “Rumble”. See the media release of 2016 Juno Award Nominations here

Feb
05

 Dreary & Izzy at NWT

John Cook, Dakota Ray Hebert & Joelle Peters

John Cook, Dakota Ray Hebert & Joelle Peters

-Prince George, BC-

DREARY AND IZZY
Theatre North West
Running January 28 to February 17, 2016

Written and Directed by Tara Beagan
Dierdre – Dakota Ray Hebert
Isabelle – Joelle Peters
Freddie Seven Horses – John Cook
Mrs. Harper – Valerie Planche

“Playwright Tara Beagan came to Prince George to direct Dreary & Izzy. This is the second time a play she has written has been presented by Theatre North West. Thy Neighbour’s Wife, a Dora Award winner, was presented in 2010.”

Hebert takes on her role with strong body language complimented with subtle nuances in her facial expressions that work like a charm at Theatre North West.”

“Isabelle, played by Peters, is a complex character, seemingly young and innocent but with a whole other womanly side to her that needs to ultimately be protected. In the complexities of the character Peters dives right in and portrays the many facets of Izzy very well.”

John Cook plays the vaccuum cleaner salesman that drops into their lives to shake things up a bit. Cook plays a strong character who, in his kindness and decency, rails against the injustices of the world that’s drives home the fact life’s not always fair. Cook portraits the conflicted character with a hint of innocence and underlying anger with great conviction.”

To read the full article click here

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Feb
05

 “Teenagers” (web series)...

Film Friday - Indie Series Awards - Dana JeffreyCongratulations to Dana Jeffrey, she is part of the “Teenagers” ensemble. The Indie Series Awards acknowledges Teenagers Web Series with 4 nominations this year. Join the conversation on Twitter using the ‪#‎ISA7‬ hashtag and stay tuned for the awards ceremony on April 6 at the El Portal theatre in North Hollywood! #‎teenagerswebseries‬ Awards nominations were revealed here

Feb
04

 Audition Coaching with NAC English...

National Arts Centre

National Arts Centre

Deadline is February 12th, 2016
Find out how to apply by clicking here

NAC English theatre
Audition Coaching with NAC English Theatre Ensemble

a partnership with Memorial University of Newfoundland (Cornerbrook), York University (Toronto) and Studio 58 (Vancouver)

The National Arts Centre is committed to being part of a theatrical industry that reflects the full diversity of Canadian society. As a small step towards this goal, the NAC is offering free individual coaching sessions for students planning to audition for post-secondary theatre training who self-identify as members of under-represented communities.

What is an under-represented community?

We understand this concept very broadly. Simply put: if you don’t see or hear enough people on Canadian stages who look or sound like you, then we’d like to hear from you.

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Feb
04

 Going Home Star in Tkaronto

Going Home Star - Truth and Reconciliation

Going Home Star - Truth and Reconciliation

-ON-MB-SK-AB-BC-

Royal Winnipeg Ballet Presents: Going Home Star – Truth and Reconciliation

In Toronto Feb 5 & 6 book tickets here.
Use promo code Nation to get 50% off your ticket.

Click here to see more about upcoming dates and venues

Story by: Joseph Boyden
Featuring music by: Tanya Tagaq, Steve Wood and the Northern Cree Singers

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Feb
04

 Congratulations to Zoey Roy!

2016 Indspire Youth – Métis winner Zoey Roy

2016 Indspire Youth – Métis winner Zoey Roy

-Vancouver, BC-

Congratulations to IPAA member Zoey Roy

The Indspire awards will take place on February 12, 2016 in Vancouver.

At 26, Roy is a published poet, as well as a University of Saskatchewan student where she is enrolled in the Faculty of Education.

She was also behind the Rock The Vote movement in Saskatchewan, which encouraged disenfranchised populations to make their voices heard in the 2011 federal election.

Click here to read the article about how Zoey fundraised to bring her mom with her to the awards caremony

Click here to read more about the Indspire awards

Congratulations to the other winners!

The 2016 Indspire Awards recipients are as follows:

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Feb
02

 Congratulations to Cris Derksen!

Cris Derksen - Orchestral Powwow

Cris Derksen - Orchestral Powwow

Congratulations to Cris Derksen for the Juno 2016 nomination for her album Orchestral Powwow!

Cris Derksen
Orchestral Powwow
CATEGORY:
Instrumental Album of the Year

Click more to see the other Aboriginal Nominees

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Feb
02

 Red Sky presents Mistatim

Mistatim

Mistatim

-Toronto, ON-

Feb 9-19, 2016

Mistatim
By Erin Shields, based on a concept by Sandra Laronde
Produced by Red Sky Performance
Directed by Andrea Donaldson

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ON THE MAINSTAGE FEB. 9 TO 19, 2016
RECOMMENDED FOR GRADES 1 TO 8 | AGES 6 & UP

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Feb
01

 The Pass System Screening

The Pass System

The Pass System

-Scarborough, ON-

The Pass System free film screening.

**FREE BUT LIMITED AVAILABILITY SCREENING**
Please RSVP on: https://the-pass-system.eventbrite.ca/

facebook.com/thepasssystem

Feb 3, University of Toronto Scarborough, 9 AM
Humanities Wing, Room HW 214

DIRECTOR Alex Williams NARRATION Tantoo Cardinal EDITOR Igal Hecht
MUSIC Cris Derksen EXECUTIVE PRODUCER James Cullingham
PRODUCED IN ASSSOCIATION WITH TAMARACK PRODUCTIONS WWW.TAMARACKPRODUCTIONS.COM

Presented in association with Arts, Culture and Media at the University of Toronto.

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Feb
01

 Aqua’s new album

Hand Drum Stories now available!

Hand Drum Stories now available!

Aqua’s new album Hand Drum Stories will be released in July 2015 while she is on the Pow Wow Trail performing and promoting her new work of art.

You can buy her album here

You can also listen to her song Warrior on Youtube

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Jan
29

 SPARC is hiring!

SPARC: SUPPORTING PERFORMING ARTS IN RURAL COMMUNITIES

SPARC: SUPPORTING PERFORMING ARTS IN RURAL COMMUNITIES

To see the original job posting click here

-Haliburton, ON-

Application deadline: 5:00pm Feb 1st, 2016

Key Responsibilities:

-Develop and promote SPARC initiatives
-Bring together rural performing arts practitioners to create connected communities
-Establish a mentor program to support the regional hubs
-Engage youth in the initiatives
-Improve digital tools for virtual networking
-support and assist with the 2016 and 2018 symposia for Performing Arts in Rural Communities

Submit a letter of interest and your resume to :
admin[at]sparcperformingarts.com

Annual Salary $43,000/32.5 hrs/week Flexible hours
Ability to work in the Haliburton office 3 days a week
Some provincial travel required
Computer and cell phone provided
Vehicle required – travel allowance

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Jan
29

 Natalie Sappier named TNB artist in...

Natalie Sappier

Natalie Sappier

New Brunswick Aboriginal artist Natalie Sappier will join the team at TNB to create a new multidisciplinary play exploring the voice of NB’s Wolastoqiyik/Maliseet people.

2 (2)(Fredericton) Theatre New Brunswick is pleased to announce an exciting partnership with New Brunswick Aboriginal artist Samaqani Cocachq-Natalie Sappier in the development of the new multidisciplinary work, Finding Wolastoq Voice. Conceived by Sappier, the play will combine music and dance and her distinct visual artistry to tell a story of her people.

“I always dreamed of sharing stories through movement, spoken word, music and collaborating with artists of many disciplines,” said Sappier. “Theatre allows me to create that world of storytelling.”

Sappier is an artist who expresses storytelling in many forms; visual, spoken word, chanting/singing and writing. In 2014 she was part of Theatre New Brunswick’s Aboriginal Artist’s Collective and assisted in the creation of the original production, The Eighth Fire.

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