Archive for January, 2012


 HokaHeh Posts

Rehearsing Almighty Voice and His Wife in Saskatoon

Rehearsing Almighty Voice and His Wife in Saskatoon


The folks over at NEPA’s blog HokaHeh, have some great posts about the touring Almighty Voice and His Wife. Here in Saskatoon. Here in the Whitehorse. For more information, check out NEPA’s website or our listing. AVHW is headed to Vancouver next, performing at the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival on February 1-4. More about that upcoming!



 Kaha:wi Out East




Getting ready for our “A Story Before Time/Kaha:wi” East Coast tour to Fredericton Playhouse and Imperial Theatre in New Brunswick and the Astor Theatre in Nova Scotia! It’s very exciting to be connecting to east audiences.

For tickets and information, check out Imperial Theatre’s website!



 Kaha:wi Dance Theatre: TransMigration

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre World Premiere of TransMigration playing May 10 – 13, 2012

Co-produced with Harbourfront Centre’s Planet IndigenUs, Toronto, Canada

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre presents the World Premiere of TransMigration, a co-production with Planet IndigenUS, Harbourfront Centre, inspired by the paintings and life of iconic Ojibwe shaman-artist Norval Morrisseau, known as the “Picasso of the North”.  Evoking Morrisseau’s visual language throughout, TransMigration melds traditional and contemporary dance, design and music, weaving a narrative that lives between reality and dreamscapes.

The creative team for TransMigration includes Artistic Director /Choreographer Santee Smith, video and set design by Andy Moro/Santee Smith, prop and costume design by Brenda Clarke/Santee Smith, and lighting design by Alaina Perttula.  This vibrant new production also features contemporary dance and original music by Barbara Croall, Vince Fontaine, Tanya Tagaq, Cris Derksen and A Tribe Called Red.

TransMigration will vibrate with colour, energy, and sensuality. Fantastical, surreal and grounded in Aboriginal sensibility, TransMigration is a seminal work in Kaha:wi Dance Theatre’s repertoire.

Thursday, May 10th 8pm; Friday, May 11th 1pm & 8pm; Saturday, May 12th 8 pm;
Sunday, May 13th 3pm

Regular tickets: $30−$35; Senior: $20−$22.50; Student/Under 25: $15; NextSteps package price: $25−$30; Senior package price: $18−$20; Flex Pass eligible: YES

Fleck Dance Theatre (207 Queens Quay West, Toronto) BOX OFFICE:

Phone: 416-973-4000, press 1

Kaha:wai Dance Theatre also gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, the Toronto Arts Council, the National Ballet School, and Harbourfront Centre.


 Jobs – Talking Stick 2012

Full Circle is looking to fill a few key positions for the 2012 Talking Stick Festival: Box Office Manager, Merchandise Manager as well as an assistant to each positions. Starting Feb 6 running till March 16 2012. Positions will be filled by January 30. Hurry!

For more information check out Full Circle’s website.


 CIT: Storyweaving Presentation

The Centre for Indigenous Theatre is pleased to announce its annual Storyweaving Presentation January 27 and 28, 2012 at Factory Studio Theatre, 125 Bathurst Street (at Adelaide).  Show starts at 8:00pm, and admission is $10 or by donation.

WARRIORS: A Dedication, is a collaborative creation of our 2nd and 3rd year students. Our all male cast explores their coming of age and finding the man, the warrior within themselves.

CIT is pleased to welcome back Muriel Miguel as the creative director for its Storyweaving Presentation.  The annual Storyweaving Production is an opportunity for senior students to develop and perform an original ensemble work under the direction of a seasoned professional.



 SNTC: Where the Blood Mixes

Where The Blood Mixes

by Kevin Loring






Saskatoon March 1-11, 2012 at the Backstage Stage Remai Arts Centre, 100 Spadina Crescent East.

SNTC is proud to present this 2009 Govenor General Award Winning Play. This poignant work is a humorous, moving portrayal of three middle aged residential school survivors dealing with loss and the return of a long estranged daughter. The play demonstrates the healing power of stories in a reserve community, and puts faith in the youth for hope for the future.

For more information, visit the SNTC website!


 Alianait’s 2012 Concert Series

Alianait’s 2012 Concert Series Starts on January 21

Alianait organizers will present five fantastic concerts in 2012, beginning this month with a celebration of Nunavut favourites who will play together.

On January 21 Alianait will host an evening of music featuring button accordionist Simeonie Keenainak, singer-songwriter Tim Evic and gospel singer-songwriter Etulu Aningmiuq. This concert is sure to be an amazing event for fans of these top Nunavut musicians!

Others in the 2012 concert series line-up are:

  • Pat Braden, storyteller and songwriter from Yellowknife, NWT – March 31.
  • Multiple award-winning fiddler, singer, songwriter & step dancer April Verch – May 26.
  • September concert performer to be announced shortly.
  • Suzie Vinnick, a multiple award-winning roots/blues singer-songwriter – November 17.

Subscription series and individual show tickets go on sale January 13 at Arctic Ventures. Series buyers will save more than 20 per cent. Even better prices are offered to those who opt to become members and ongoing supporters. Concerts will take place either at Inuksuk High or Nakasuk School. Elders and children 12 & under accompanied by an adult can get in for free.

For more information:
Heather Daley, Executive Director
867-979-6468, ext 3


 Writing North Jan 20-21

Writing North Poster

Friday January 20th

Panel Discussion: 3:30 – 5:00 pm
Reading and Reception:  7:30- 11:00 pm

Saturday January 21st

Ray Hsu “Writer or Rockstar?” 9:30 – 10:20 am
Kevin Loring “The Extraordinary in Native Theatre” 10:30 – 11:20 am
Yvette Nolan “Tricksters & Spirits & Medicine” 1:30 – 2:20pm
David Bergen “Out Stealing” 2:30 – 3:20 pm
Norman Nawrocki “Urban Tall Tales” 3:30 – 4:20


 Pow-Wow Bootcamp!

Raven Spirit Dance with Nyla Carpentier Present: Pow-Wow Bootcamp!

Work up a sweat; build stamina & muscles dancing to the fast heartbeat of the drum!

Nyla Carpentier

Nyla Carpentier


Raven Spirit Dance’s ongoing training and artist development workshops present and welcome Traditional Pow-Wow Dancer, Nyla Carpentier for this active, fun, and dance filled bootcamp!

Basic steps and formations will be shown and the history and origins of dance styles will be discussed. Please dress in comfortable clothing and be ready to get sweaty.

No experience necessary. Ages 16 and up. See below for more information!


Full 6-week program – $65

Drop-in class – $15 (pre-registration or pay at door)

Fancy Dancer Nyla Carpentier

Dates: Sundays Jan 15–Feb 19 from 11am-1pm

Location: Scotiabank Dance Centre 677 Davie St.


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 It’s back! 2012 Talking Stick...

Celebrating Aboriginal Performance & Art

February 20-March 4, 2012


Talking Stick Festival 2012

Full Circle First Nations Performance is very excited to present the 11th Annual Talking Stick Festival from February 20-March 3, 2012. This vibrant citywide festival provides a stage for extraordinary Aboriginal artists; established and emerging, national and international, performing live music, dance, theatre, multi-media, storytelling and performance art.

The festival will have performances and workshops that will take place in the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, The Cultch, Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites Vancouver Downtown and Grandview School.

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 and provides a stage for emerging and established artists.

More information coming soon here on IPAA’s Events Page. Keep checking the website during the festival for updates, blogs, images, and videos!

Check out Full Circle’s website for details (and great images & videos from last year’s festival)


 Workshop in Toronto, Friday Jan 13!


JANUARY Workshop: THIS FRIDAY, January 13! Build stronger and more rewarding relations through creative communication in 2012! The Conflict Resolution workshop is part of the fifth season of the Professional Development Series for Artists and Arts Managers presented by Thunderbird. This workshop is FREE and takes place in the lower level meeting space at the 167 Gerrard Street East (Miziwe Biik). Lunch is provided so please do RSVP!


Friday, January 13
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Build your tool kit for dealing with conflict – be it personal or professional – by understanding some of the fundamental principles and theories behind conflict resolution. This workshop will help improve your skills when negotiating contracts and for dealing with potentially emotional and heated discussions. Understand why we avoid dealing with conflict and learn how to redirect reactionary responses through problem solving, focusing on issues and choosing the right strategies to find mutually acceptable agreements.

Marcia Nickerson, B.H.A., M.A, is an independent consultant, managing partner of Sustain Design Studios, and the Chair of the imagineNATIVE Film Festival. Marcia has extensive experience working as a consultant and in the public sector in the areas of negotiations and mediation, policy and program development, facilitation and strategic planning, and the creation of partnership arrangements.

The success of the five Professional Development Series for Artists and Arts Managers is through the programming insight and organization of independent, Arts Presenter, Denise Bolduc. Bolduc has an extensive background as an artistic director, producer, event manager, administrator, facilitator, consultant, speaker and programmer spanning over 20 years in the arts and culture sectors.

To RSVP & for further information, please contact:


 Theatre Creator’s Reserve: Jan

Important Reminder! Call for Submissions: Theatre Creator’s Reserve for Native Earth Performing Arts

Anii, it’s that time of year again! The Theatre Creator’s Reserve Program (through the Ontario Arts Council) assists Ontario-based professional theatre artists, and informal collectives of creators, by funding them to create new work.

Native Earth accepts submissions from artists, emerging and multidisciplinary theatre creators. Applicants may request between $1000 and $5000.  Only one submission per artist, please.

Refer to our company mandate to ensure your work is suitable for consideration. Now, as always, we ask all those working with Native Earth to work from the seven values that govern Native Earth: Courage, Generosity, Tolerance, Strength of Character, Patience, Humility and Wisdom.

For your application please submit the following:

  • A project proposal or artistic statement, including the development history of the project.
  • Information on all company members and/or collaborators.
  • Up to 15 pages of a script (if applicable), or links to video documentation of work for non text-centered projects.
  • Any information, documentation or media that will further our understanding of your project (if applicable).
  • Three copies of the OAC application form.

Please visit the OAC web site to download the necessary application form. Be aware that we take every opportunity to share learnings, and so each applicant will receive some specific feedback.

Deadline to apply: January 15th, 2012


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