Intensive with Tedi Tafel, lemonTree

Image: Trajectory Fields by Antony Gormley

Image: Trajectory Fields by Antony Gormley

Back by popular demand! lemonTree {studio} is excited to present a Mind/Body and Authentic Movement Intensive with Tedi Tafel (Toronto).

A 5 day workshop that will investigate the individual’s capacity for expression, communication and creativity, through the bringing together of two very different, yet complimentary, physical practices: Mind/Body training and Authentic Movement.

Monday Oct 27-Friday Oct 31, 10am–1.30pm daily.

$350, or $280 for Actra/Equity/Cada Members or Students who have already taken the workshop in the past. $50 Non-refundable Deposit to Hold the place down. Difference can be paid on the first day.

If interested please email Indrit Kasapi at indrit@lemontreecreations.ca to secure your spot!
See here for more information!


 Winter Home, Michael Greyeyes

Winter Home, by Michael Greyeyes

Winter Home, by Michael Greyeyes

In conjuction with the Intertribal Gathering (IPAA and SNTC), TRIBE INC. presents Winter Home a new performance by Michael Greyeyes

Winter Home is a mixed-media installation that examines a Cree family’s wintering history — beginning in Saskatchewan at the height of the Great Depression, moving through the intervening decades and changing locales to a new generation wintering far from home.

Sunday, Oct. 19th @ 2pm
Tickets: $15
Studio 914 – 914 20 St W Saskatoon, SK

See here for the Facebook event.


 Intertribal Gathering begins today

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Intertribal Gathering, presented by IPAA and SNTC.

IPAA and SNTC welcome artistic leaders from across Canada for our 2nd annual Intertribal Gathering.

Join us as we spotlight Indigenous performance in local communities. IPAA continues to increase its capacity as a national arts service organization and welcomes community members from the prairies to weigh in on our Strategic Plan to better support our members.

IPAA is positioning itself as the home of a national Indigenous performance Touring Network. There are remote areas of Turtle Island to consider along with diverse artists with unique needs and artistic contributions. Saskatchewan is the vibrant community being featured by the 2nd annual Intertribal Gathering.

There are big ideas on offer each day followed by exciting artist showcases in the evening. Don’t miss the closing performance Winter Home by Michael Greyeyes (Signal Theatre) on Sunday, Oct. 19th @ 2pm produced in association with TRIBE Inc.

Check out the full line up here.

We hope you will join us at the Intertribal Gathering and that you will consider becoming a member of the Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance.


Cole Alvis Executive Director www.ipaa.ca


Here is a list of artistic leaders circling up in Saskatoon at the 2nd annual Intertribal Gathering in Saskatoon (Oct. 16th – 19th)

National Conversation

Cole Alvis, IPAA/Rhubarb Festival/lemonTree creations
Columpa Bobb, Urban Indigenous Theatre
Yvonne Chartrand, Compaigni V’ni Dansi
Ann Connors, High Performance Rodeo
Josh Dalledonne, High Performance Rodeo
Anita Eagle Bear, Making Treaty 7
Christine Frederick, Alberta Aboriginal Performing Arts
Rea Kavanagh, Theatre Projects Manitoba
Rio Mitchell, Making Treaty 7
Shahin Sayadi, OneLight Theatre/Prismatic Festival
Michele Sereda, Curtain Razors
Ruth Smillie, The Globe Theatre
Sarah Garton Stanley, National Arts Centre

IPAA Board Members

Ryan Cunningham, Native Earth Performing Arts
Margo Kane, Full Circle First Nations Performance/Talking Stick Festival
Yvette Nolan, co-creator of The Study with the National Arts Centre
Michelle Olson, Raven Spirit Dance
Corey Payette, Urban Ink Prouductions
Paul Seeseequasis, Theytus Books

Artists or Artistic Leaders

Dominique Giguere & Jed DeCory, Currents Group
Michael Greyeyes, Signal Theatre
Jeanette Kotowich, dancer and choreographer
Curtis Peeteetuce, Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company
PJ Prudat, playwright and actor
Brittany Ryan, administrator and theatre production artist
Drew Hayden Taylor, playwright


 NeoIndigenA, Kaha:wi at MAI

Santee Smith in NeoIndigenA

Santee Smith in NeoIndigenA

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre presents NeoIndigenA at the MAI in Montréal Nov 6-8.

A mythical dance bordering on shamanism, NeoIndigenA (2014) moves through the sacred portals between Skyworld, Earthworld and Underworld. Luminous and animalistic, raw and transcendent, this new creation invites us to explore the sacred pathways of our connection with ourselves and the universe. NeoIndigenA is a captivating work of compelling physicality, an emotionally charged spiritual quest for humanity. Santee Smith performs this introspective work on the cycle of life with equals parts brio and intimacy. It’s an ecstatic, transcendent, primordial, perilous and biomorphic journey propelled by the elemental voice of Tanya Tagaq, Cris Derksen’s cello and others.

NeoIndigenA is a solo work created and performed by artistic director Santee Smith.

See here for more information!


 Applications, TAC’s Cultural...

The Banff Centre, applications now being accepted for the TAC's Cultural Lab Leaders

The Banff Centre, applications now being accepted for the TAC's Cultural Lab Leaders

Application forms are now available for the Toronto Arts Council’s Cultural Leaders Lab at The Banff Centre. Deadline: Nov 10th.

TAC is partnering with The Banff Centre to launch this unique leadership exchange program for Toronto arts and cultural leaders. The pilot program will commence in April 2015, and will fully fund up to 15 candidates in a competitive process.

TAC and The Banff Centre have developed this exciting new program in response to the need for increased opportunities for cross-sector learning and collaboration among Toronto’s arts and cultural leaders. The Cultural Leaders Lab will be a hands-on program that provides current and future leaders with inspiration and tools to manage and create the kind of change needed to realize Toronto’s creative potential.

Application guidelines and information.
More information on the program.


 Submissions, Shakespeare on the...


DancEgypt from the 2014 season

Submissions for general auditions for Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan. Deadline: Oct 31.

Artistic Director or casting person in attendance: Will Brooks
Email applications to: shakespeare.ap@sasktel.net
Contact phone: 3066532300
See here for more information!

Additional information: General Auditions Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan will be holding General Auditions for the 2015 season in Saskatoon November 17,18,19 2014. We are accepting resumes and headshots from actors interested in auditioning for the summer. We will be producing two Shakespeare productions with one company of actors.



 Coffee House with Cris Derksen,...

Cris Derksen

Cris Derksen

The 5th instalment of Woodland’s acclaimed Coffee House series features the innovative music of Cris Derksen, Jennifer Kreisberg, and Leonard Sumner, Oct 23 at 7:00pm (Brantford, ON)

Coffee House is presented as a part of Woodland’s Tehonkieron:nions (They are Entertaining) series through the generous support of Canadian Heritage. The event is free, coffee and tea will be provided.

IPAA member Cris Derksen, an incredible cellist, weaves her traditional classical training and her Indigenous heritage with new school electronics, creating genre defying music.

Leonard Sumner, an Anishinaabe MC from the Little Saskatchewan First Nation in Interlake Region (MB), provides a unique and often overlooked perspective in traditional music communities: truthful, insightful, and providing a new sound straight from the Rez.

Jennifer Kreisberg is a Mother, Singer, Composer, Producer, Teacher, and Activist: Jennifer (Tuscarora, North Carolina) comes from four generations of Seven Singing Sisters through the maternal line. She is known for her fierce vocals and soaring range. Her lilting, breath-taking harmonies will delight your ears.


 Only A Few More Days Away !

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!



 Congrats Dakota Hebert!

Dakota Hebert

Dakota Hebert

Dakota Hebert received one of two SAT emerging artist awards! She was also nominated as in the Female Performance Category, for her lead role in Dreary & Izzy, by Tara Beagan, Persephone Theatre / Sask. Native Theatre Co.

The full nominee list can be found here, and award recipients can be found on the SAT Facebook page.

Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company (SNTC) received nominations in several categories. Also receiving nominations: PJ Prudat, Jeff Chief, Dalton Lightfoot and Curtis Peeteetuce.

Congrats to Dakota and to all our member nominees!


 Job, Full Circle: First Nations...

full.circle.logoFull Circle: First Nations Performance (Vancouver) is seeking a Marketing & Development Coordinator. Deadline: Oct 17 (5pm)

The Marketing & Development Coordinator will assist with the execution of marketing and development activities for the 2015 Talking Stick Festival. This is being offered as a 5 month contract position with possibility of renewal and succession in March of 2015, when Full Circle will be posting for Marketing and Development Manager.

This role is suitable for an aspiring marketer and development manager. Someone who isn’t afraid to roll up their sleeves, takes direction well, eager to learn and works well in high energy timeline driven team environment.

Interested applicants may apply with resume and cover letter attention: Diane Blunt at gm@fullcircle.ca with “Full Circle – Marketing and Dev Coordinator” in the subject line.

See here for more information!


 Joseph Boyden events in Saskatoon

Joseph Boyden

Joseph Boyden

Joseph Boyden is coming to Saskatoon, Oct 14-15!

Oct 14 – The Remai Arts Centre in Saskatoon presents “An Evening with Joseph Boyden”.
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, $20 tickets

Oct. 15 – University of Saskatchewan, College of Arts and Science, Book Club
Three Day Road author Joseph Boyden will be featured in two free public events
Book Club Discussion: Three Day Road
1:00-2:30 pm, Greystone Theatre, John Mitchell Building, 118 Science Place

My Writing Life (lecture, reception & book signing)
7:30 pm, Convocation Hall, Peter MacKinnon Building, 105 Administration Place


 Adrian Stimson, The Immortal Buffalo

Adrian Stimson as Buffalo Boy

Adrian Stimson as Buffalo Boy

Reception for Adrian Stimson – The Immortal Buffalo Boy – an exhibition of artifacts from Buffalo Boy adventures, from Saskatoon artist Adrian Stimson, curated by David Garneau at the Art Gallery of Regina.

Reception – Wednesday, October 8th, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, at the Art Gallery of Regina, in the Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre.
The exhibition runs from October 8th to November 10th, 2014.

Buffalo Boy, a character parody of Buffalo Bill, is part of Stimson’s ongoing series of performances and exhibitions that look to re-signify colonial history (including such works as Buffalo Boy’s Wild West Peep Show, Buffalo Boy Getting it from 4 directions, and Buffalo Boy’s Heart On).

See here for more information!


Coming up next:
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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