Archive for February, 2010


 Talking Stick Festival: Feb 23

Talking Stick Festival Today: February 23

Trickster by Wonderbolt Circus at the 2010 Talking Stick Festival

Trickster by Wonderbolt Circus

Trickster by Wonderbolt Circus

07:00 pm – 08:00 pm
The Roundhouse Centre (enter via Train Room)

See Wonderbolt Circus‘s new show Tricksters, which is a cosmopolitan, innovative blend of Newfoundland’s comic and theatrical traditions combined with highly polished international circus arts and the dazzling artistry of Aboriginal dance and drumming.

Adult $35; Student/Senior $29.75 (service fee)


Pacific Curls at the 2010 Talking Stick Festival

Pacific Curls at the 2010 Talking Stick Festival

Pacific Curls

07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Museum of Anthropology at UBC, 6393 Northwest Marine Drive, Vancouver, BC

Kim Halliday, Sarah Beattie, and Ora Barlow perform their unique combination of Fiddle, Ukulele, Maori traditional instruments, Cajons, Guitar, Stomp Peddles, Percussion and Vocals. With lyrics in Maori, Rotuman and English, these three talented artists unfold a new direction for fusion World Music.

Check out Pacific Curl’s website.



Ostwelve Tonight

Urban All Nation Revue II

07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Britannia Community Centre Theatre, Vancouver, BC

Sto:lo hip-hop recording and performing artist Ostwelve (Os12) shares the stage with First Ladies Crew (FLC) represented by Rapsure Risin (Numinous and Apt Exact), JB the 1st Lady, and Christie Lee. Anna Marie Sewell performs spoken word from Suite: Fifth World Drum. And, the hilarious Coyote Bros perform their unique brand of comedy sketches.

Ticket Info: Pay-What-You-Can



Ab-Original Cabaret Nightly at Talking Stick

Ab-Original Cabaret: February 23

Ticket Information:
Adult $25.00+service charge
Student/Senior $21.25+service charge

There are 2 shows/evening:
9pm-11pm & 11pm-1am

The Roundhouse Centre
(enter via Train Room)




For more information – and there is indeed much, much more – visit Full Circle’s website. Here you will find the Festival schedule, artist biographies, and up-to-date scheduling and event details.

Check out IPAA’s Event’s Page!


 Talking Stick Festival: Feb 22

Talking Stick Festival Today: February 22

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Raven Stole the Sun

Raven Stole the Sun by Red Sky

22 Feb 2010
02:00 pm – 03:00 pm
Britannia Secondary School, 1001 Cotton Drive, Vancouver

Renowned for its artistry and innovation, Red Sky is a leading performance company that shapes contemporary Indigenous dance, theatre and music.

In Raven Stole the Sun, Red Sky takes a traditional story to new contemporary heights through a compelling theatre dance piece for family audiences. Raven is a fabulous and magical creature of impulse and curiosity. In order to satisfy his overwhelming sense of curiosity, Raven hatches a brilliant scheme for stealing the stars, the moon and the sun and ends up bringing light to the people of the world.

Play by Drew Hayden Taylor / Directed by Sandra Laronde
Based on a traditional Tlingit story as recounted by Sháa Tláa Maria Williams

Ticket Info: Pay What You Can


Sister Says at Closing Gala

Sister Says at Ab-Original Cabaret


Ab-Original Cabaret: February 22

The Talking Stick Festival originally emerged from Full Circle’s hit cabaret, which spotlighted established and emerging Aboriginal artists of diverse artistic disciplines, including music, multi-media, theatre, performance, and traditional singing. This best selling event nightly offers eclectic and exciting song, dance, storytelling, comedy, and music. The shows are full of surprises, drama, and laughs. See into our hearts. Share with us. And, of course, get your tickets early!

Ticket Information:
Adult $25.00+service charge
Student/Senior $21.25+service charge

There are 2 shows/evening: 9pm-11pm & 11pm-1am

The Roundhouse Centre (enter via Train Room),
181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver, BC



Urban All Nation Revue I:

Artcirq, Gramma Susie & Grandpa Charlie, Dakhká Khwáan Dancers, and Inukshop


Artiq tonight Feb 22 at Urban Revue

Ticket Information: Pay-what-you-can

22 Feb 2010 / 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Britannia Community Centre Theatre, 1001 Cotton Drive
(enter via Commercial Dr/William St), Vancouver, BC


 Talking Stick Festival 2010

Only two more days until Full Circle Performance’s Talking Stick Festival.
February 21st marks the Talking Stick Opening Gala and Feast. Buy your tickets now!

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Talking Stick Festival 2010 Byron Chief Moon.

Margo Kane, Full Circle’s Artistic Director, welcomes you to the Festival:

“Our 2010 festival brings together many artists who wouldn’t normally have the chance to meet and share their art and their experiences with us. We welcome celebrated guests Pacific Curls and Soul Paua from Aotearoa (New Zealand) and from far across Canada. We look forward to the many creative conversations to be had with artists and audiences alike.

“These talented artists join others whose careers are just emerging. All share a passion for the creative spirit – and a belief in the power of artistic expression to illuminate, renew and transform. It is the talent and hard work of these artists that bring to life ancient stories, and point us towards roads not yet traveled. We welcome you and invite you to take in all our festival has to offer. Thank you for joining us on this exciting journey.”

Check out either IPAA’s events listings or the Full Circle website for up-to-date scheduling and programme information.


 2010 Talking Stick Festival

Full Circle: First Nation’s Performance Presents:

“Talking Stick Festival 2010”


TALK STICK AD 5.25X7.5 BFull Circle First Nations Performance is very excited to present the 9th Annual Talking Stick Festival from February 21 – 28, 2010. This vibrant citywide festival provides a stage for extraordinary Aboriginal artists, both established and emerging, as well as national and international. They will perform live music, dance, theatre, multi-media, storytelling, and performance art. The festivalco-presented by the Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad – is thrilled to be able to introduce the Aboriginal culture and arts to the many visitors here during the Olympics.

Since its inception, the festival has become a place to honour Aboriginal tradition in contemporary forms, the artistic wealth of the people, and the promise of their future in Canada. The festival is a smorgasbord of Aboriginal artistic expression including, but not limited to music, dance, and spoken word, providing a stage for emerging and established artists.

For more information – and there is indeed much, much more – visit Full Circle’s website. Here you will find the Festival schedule, artist biographies, and event details.

Check out IPAA’s Event’s Page!



 Job Posting: Artistic Associate

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Artistic Associate
Native Earth Performing Arts Inc.

Deadline: February 22, 2010
Start Date: March 1, 2010
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Do you believe in theatre? Have you been moved by Tomson Highway’s The Rez Sisters?  Inspired by the Turtle Gals’ Scrubbing Project?  Transformed by Darrell Dennis’ Tales of An Urban Indian?

Native Earth Performing Arts, Canada’s oldest professional Aboriginal theatre, is looking for an Artistic Associate to help lead us into the next twenty-five years.

The Artistic Associate will work closely with and report to the Artistic Director, and work closely with the rest of the Native Earth team to achieve the vision of the company. Read more for details pertaining to the position’s responsibilities and qualifications.



 Talking Stick Info/Volunteers!

Full Circle Performance’s 2010 Talking Stick Festival in Vancouver BC looks absolutely fantastic! We urge you to check out the information/volunteer orientation upcoming on Sunday 7 February 2010 from 12-2pm.

Information Session / Volunteer Orientation

Sunday, February 7 12-2pm
Community Centre
Room TBA (follow signs at main entrance)

Come find out more about the festival and the volunteer different positions.

Check out the Events Page for more information. The festival runs from February 21 – 28!


 The Road Forward!

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Red Diva Projects Presents:

The Road Forward

Inspired by the lives of our Aboriginal mother and fathers captured by street photographer Foncie Pulice on the downtown streets of Vancouver, The Road Forward galvanizes the political and social movement of BC’ s Aboriginal history and the rights fought by Aboriginal leaders that forged a movement where no will be left behind.

In a life-sized Aboriginal snow globe filled with images and voices raised in song, this nine-minute theatrical and filmic experience connects that tumultuous past with the rising vision of The Road Forward.

See the Events listing for more information!
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