Mar
20

 Red Sky Performance, an update

Red Sky Performance

Red Sky Performance

Red Sky Performance is currently on tour to Saskatchewan and British Columbia after a 12-state tour throughout the United States.

Associate Artist Meegwun Fairbrother was Dora-nominated for his multi-character role in The Great Mountain. Red Sky’s next stop is at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa next season.

Red Sky will be auditioning for their newest creation, Mistatim. Stay tuned for audition details, an interview with Artistic Director Sandra Laronde and an excerpt of the Red Sky performance Tono in a CBC documentary, slated to air in June.

Mar
20

 Dreary and Izzy, SNTC presents

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Dreary and Izzy by Tara Beagan

Dreary and Izzy, written and directed by Tara Beagan, will be performed March 26-April 6 at the Persephone Theatre in association with Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company and Western Canadian Theatre.

When the Monoghan sisters lose their parents in a car accident, Deirdre must care for her beloved older sister Isabelle, who’s adopted, First Nations and affected by fetal alcohol syndrome. Deirdre struggles to manage until twin rays of hope appear in the form of a gorgeous vacuum cleaner salesman and a family friend.

Featuring Dakota Herbet as Deirdre, Roseanne Supernault as Isabelle, Garret C. Smith as Freddy Seven Horses, and Sharon Bakker as Mrs. Harper.

Mar
20

 Sara Riel, Yvonne Chartrand

Yvonne Chartrand

Yvonne Chartrand

Compaigni V’ni Dansi and New Dance Horizons present “Sara Riel: The Long Journey,” March 27-30 in Regina.

Yvonne Chartrand dances this exploration of an undersung Métis heroine and her trek across the prairies.

March 27, 1:30pm
March 28, 1:30pm & 7:30pm
March 29, 7:30pm
March 30, 1:30pm

Location: New Dance Horizons, 2207 Harvey St. Regina, Saskatchewan

Created by Robin Poitras and Edward Poitras, for Yvonne Chartrand, Sara Riel: The Long Journey is a co-production between Compaigni V’ni Dansi and New Dance Horizons.

Mar
20

 CIT theatre workshop

Craig Lauzon

Craig Lauzon

The Centre for Indigenous Theatre is offering a FREE theatre workshop on March 27 and 28, featuring Sid Bobb and Craig Lauzon.

9:30 am to 4:30 pm, Lunch provided.
Artscape Young Place, 201-180 Shaw St., Toronto.

This free two-day participatory theatre workshop is open to participants of Indigenous ancestry and will be led by Sid Bobb and Craig Lauzon offering beginner instruction in: Acting Techniques, Voice, Physical Theatre, Story Creation, Ensemble and Comedic Improvisation.

Ages 18+, Limited Space Available so call or email now to reserve your spot.

Please email programcoordinator @indigenoustheatre.com or call 416-506-9436

For more information, call the number above, or click here.

Mar
20

 Fundraiser, Compaigni V’ni Dansi

Compaigni V'ni Dansi

Compaigni V'ni Dansi

Compaigni V’ni Dansi presents Spring Dance, its first annual fundraiser, April 12 at 7:30pm in Vancouver.

Learn Métis jigging and square dancing! The fundraiser with support ongoing activities of Compaigni V’ni Dansi and The Louis Riel Métis Dancers.

Featuring Métis music, song, and dance by: Yvonne Chartrand, Any Eustergerling, Ron Gerard, Keith Hill, Sandy Scofield, and the Louis Riel Métis Dancers.

Tickets: $20 adults, $15 students and seniors, free for kids under 12.

See here for more information!

Mar
20

 NeoIndigenA, Kaha:wi Theatre Dance

Santee Smith in NeoIndigenA

Santee Smith in NeoIndigenA

NeoIndigenA is the much-anticipated full evening solo work created and performed by artistic director Santee Smith, May 1 – 3 in Toronto.

The new conceptual performance explores Indigenous sources from the perspective of an unbroken continuum. Smith navigates liminal space between the futuristic realms of Skyworld, Underworld and Earthworld. It’s an ecstatic, transcendent, primordial, perilous and biomorphic journey propelled by the elemental voice of Tanya Tagaq, Cris Derksen’s cello and others

PRICES: $20-$30, $65 Gala Tickets (Buy Tickets)

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Mar
20

 A Spirit’s Face, Spiderbones

A Spirit's Face

A Spirit's Face

A Spirit’s Face presented by Spiderbones Performing Arts at Aki Studio in Toronto, June 3-14.

Written and produced by Jeff D’hondt and directed by Ali Joy Richardson, A Spirit’s Face is a genre bending drama that combines science fiction, comedy, romance, and Indigenous spirituality. Hunter (Madison Wilson) is a gifted Indigenous palliative care worker who confronts her emerging dark side as she falls in love with addictions counselor Jake (Cole Alvis).

In the spirit of opening doors to as many audience members as possible, Spiderbones has announced that a special $10 rate has been established for the specific groups (tickets will be available in April). See here for details.

Check out the A Spirit’s Face’s blog!

Mar
20

 Origi-Nations: Roots & Seeds,...

Rulan Tangen, Dancing Earth

Rulan Tangen, Dancing Earth

Dancing Earth announces its SEED crowdfunder campaign on Hatchfund.org!

Click here for the campaign page.

The first $1000 contributed to our campaign will be matched!

Dancing Earth, IPAA’s first international member, spins, stomps and spirals into life on the world’s dancing grounds as a collective of intertribal Indigenous dance artists, under the leadership of internationally respected choreographer Rulan Tangen. Rooted in the spirit and energy of the first peoples and the land, the mythic power of DANCING EARTH’s creations respect, embrace and expand the context of Indigenous culture into vital contemporary relevance.

Mar
20

 Native Girl Syndrome, Lara Kramer

Lara Kramer

Lara Kramer

Native Girl Syndrome from Lara Kramer Danse (Montreal) will be presented at The Canada Dance Festival in Ottawa, June 9-14, 2014.

Native Girl Syndrome delves into issues of marginalization and victimization of Aboriginal women.

It dives into street culture, as enacted in a raw theatrical performance by Karina Iraola and Angie Cheng. Their drug filled, disassociated personas take the audience on a dynamic journey of addiction, loss and alienation.

NGS (”Native Girl Syndrome”) is inspired by the experience of Kramer’s own grandmother of having migrated from a remote First Nations community into an unfamiliar urban environment as a young woman. The piece explores the effects of cultural disorientation, assimulation and the self-destructive behaviour she endured.

Mar
20

 A Soldier’s Tale, Signal Theatre

A Soldier's Tale

A Soldier's Tale

Signal Theatre’s A Soldier’s Tale to open The Canada Dance Festival (CDF) in Ottawa, June 9-14. Commissioned in partnership with the National Arts Centre (NAC).

Choreographed and directed by Michael Greyeyes and written by Tara Beagan, current founder and co-director of Article 11, A Soldier’s Tale focuses on the aftermath of war, as it reverberates and echoes in the lives of those it touches.

Yvette Nolan and Nancy Latoszewski: dramaturges, John Gzowski: composer, Shawn Kerwin: set and costume designer, Andy Moro: sound and video designer, Elizabeth Asselstine: lighting designer and Ron Snippe as production manager

Renowned contemporary dance artists and actors: Louis Laberge-Côté, Keith Barker, PJ Prudat, Michael Caldwell, Ana Groppler, Kate Holden, Nancy Latoszewski, Jamie Maczko, Tamara Podemski, Daniel McArthur, Brendan Wyatt, and Eva and Lilia Greyeyes.

Mar
20

 New Artistic Directors! Congrats!

Christine Frederick and Ryan Cunningham

Christine Frederick and Ryan Cunningham

IPAA congratulates incoming Artistic Director of Alberta Aboriginal Arts (AAA), Christine Frederick and incoming Artistic Director of Native Earth Performing Arts, Ryan Cunningham.

Christine and Ryan co-founded AAA in 2009 to produce events that bring artists of multiple disciplines and Aboriginal traditions together.

Looking forward to seeing them shine in their new positions at these vital organizations!

Mar
20

 Making Treaty 7

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Making Treaty 7

MAKING TREATY 7

Performances April 4 – 6, Canmore Opera House @ Heritage Park, Calgary. Check ATPlive.com for more details. Admission is free.

We are all treaty people. The Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society is creating a performance that explores the historic events, and the contemporary consequences, of the Alberta treaty that was made at Blackfoot Crossing in 1877. A large and diverse contingent of interdisciplinary artists has been working together to create this work-in-progress. Launched as a legacy project from Calgary’s year as Cultural Capital of Canada in 2012, Making Treaty 7 (working title) is being developed as a sesquicentennial gift to Canada’s 150 birthday, with support from One Yellow Rabbit, The Banff Centre, Heritage Park, and Alberta Theatre Projects. Making Treaty 7 is made possible with the endorsement of the Chiefs of Treaty 7, and the community of Treaty 7 Elders.

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