Jan
08

 TransMigration, Kaha:wi

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Kaha:wi Dance Theatre (KDT) is celebrating their 10th Anniversary with a national tour of TransMigration, Feb 20-Apr 17.

Inspired by the life and painting of iconic Ojibwe shaman-artist Norval Morrisseau, TransMigration premiered as a co-production by Kaha:wi Dance Theatre and Harbourfront Centre’s Planet IndigenUS, and was created by awarding winning Choreographer and Artistic Director Santee Smith.

TransMigration is a transformational journey into the realm of the “Artist”. Emotionally poignant performances and striking imagery evoke the magic of Morrisseau’s visual language weaving narratives between reality and the dream world. TransMigration characters dance amidst fantastical landscapes communicating ecstatic spirituality and the pull of dualities of Skyworld and Underworld.

For more information, see below or visit the Facebook event page.

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Jan
08

 Submissions, Decolonization

Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society invites submissions from scholars, artists, and activists for a new special issue of the journal exploring gender, sexuality and decolonization, guest edited by Karyn Recollet (University of Toronto), in conjunction with Eric Ritskes, Editor of Decolonization. Deadline March 16.

Contributions are to be submitted at www.decolonization.org.

This issue invites us to consider both the centrality of gender and sexual violence to colonization, but also, relatedly, the centrality of gender and sexual justice to decolonization.

See below or here for more information!

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Jan
04

 Salt Baby at Globe Theatre

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Globe Theatre presents Salt Baby, written by Falen Johnson and directed by Yvette Nolan, as part of its Shumiatcher Sandbox Series, Jan 22-31, 2015 in Regina, SK.

Written by Six Nations playwright, Falen Johnson, Salt Baby is a thoughtful and humorous look at one young woman’s struggle to find her place within her culture and her society.

Featuring: Colin Dingwall, Dakota Hebert, Nathan Howe, Curtis Peeteetuce

See here for more information and tickets!

Jan
01

 Auditions, Theatre Asylum

Theatre Asylum (Toronto) is looking for 2 actors for the productions “Mud” and “The Successful Life of 3.” Deadline to submit: Jan 7, 2015.

Ethno-cultural mandate or ethno-cultural casting statement:
1. MAE. First Nations Woman in her 20’s – Looking for very experienced theatre actor, skilled with poetic, challenging text, adept at physical theatre and able to make brave choices. “A spirited young woman. She is single-minded and determined, a believer.”

2. LLOYD. Black Male in his 20’s – Looking for very experienced theatre actor, skilled with poetic, challenging text, adept at physical theatre and able to make brave choices. “A simple and good hearted young man. He is ungainly and unkempt.”

See below for more information!

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Jan
01

 Casting, Theatre in New Brunswick

Sarain Carson-Fox

Sarain Carson-Fox

Theatre in New Brunswick is looking to cast a male dancer with acting or theatre experience for a 3 month tour of the show “The Eighth Fire” (working title).

If interested, please send Sarain Carson-Fox, choreographer in residence, a resume and link to some footage of you dancing/acting; or make a short video telling us about yourself and your work as an artist.

“This is an incredible show, that will reach many vulnerable young audiences! Our mandate is it to inspire and work with the youth. We will tour schools within NB, Quebec and the USA.” – Sarain Cox

saraincarson@hotmail.com AND acting@tnb.nb.ca

Jan
01

 Test Drive, Dancemakers

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Dancemakers presents Test Drive, a program for work in the earliest stages of creation, running from Feb through June 2015. Applications now being accepted.

Test Drive is meant to present initial ideas, testing in front of an audience. The program is open to professional dance artists and is first in, best dressed.

Dates:
Tuesday Feb 3, 7.30pm
Tuesday March 3, 7.30pm
Tuesday March 31, 7.30pm
Tuesday May 4, 7.30pm
Tuesday June 2, 7.30pm

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Dec
20

 Tara Beagan, Reading

Tara Beagan

Tara Beagan

The Playwrights Guild of Canada presents Tara Beagan reading at the University of Regina’s ShuBox Theatre.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 – 20:00
Producer: University of Regina – Dept. of Theatre
Venue: University of Regina: ShuBox Theatre
(3737 Wascana Parkway, Regina, SK)
On Wednesday, March 4th, 2015, audiences are invited to hear Tara Beagan read at the University of Regina’s ShuBox Theatre, located at 3737 Wascana Parkway in Regina, SK. The reading starts at 8pm.

Dec
20

 Contest of the Winds, Caravan Theatre

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The Caravan Farm Theatre presents The Contest of the Winds, featuring Alex Twin, Reneltta Arluk, Renae Morriseau, and Cheri Maracle. Dec 11-Jan 4 (Armstrong BC)

The Contest of the Winds is the story of Grandpa Joes, a respected Interior Salish storyteller. His grandson, Sonny Boy, not only delights in his stories, but also in the practice and diligence of following old traditions and ways. When the modern and hip Ava Grrl comes to visit with her urban entourage, she and Sonny Boy don’t exactly see eye to eye. Grandpa Joes attempts to show them how to respect one another’s ways by telling them a legend of the cold North Wind and warm South Wind. These powers are locked in a battle to find balance amongst the seasons in order for the people of the land to survive and prosper.

See here for more information!

Dec
20

 The Road Forward, PUSH Festival

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The PUSH Festival presents The Road Forward, created and directed by Marie Clements, on the Feb. 1. (Vancouver)

The Road Forward is a multi-media musical composed by Jennifer Kreisberg, and featuring an award-winning ensemble including Michelle St. John, Cheri Maracle, Jennifer Kreisberg, Wayne Lavallee, Shakti Hayes, Russell Wallace, Mwalim, Ostwelve, Doug Proulx and Maurice Nahanee. Inspired by the groundbreaking movement of the Native Brother and Sisterhood of British Columbia, and dedicated to the countless First Nations women who have disappeared on B.C.’s Highway of Tears, this blues/rock musical integrates traditional and contemporary art forms, historical media archives and interactive live performance.

See here for more information!


Dec
20

 Herbie Barnes and Darrell Dennis

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Herbie Barnes & Darrell Dennis are hard at work at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. Herbie and Darrell are part of the cast for Alice Looking Through the Looking Glass, a classic childhood tale that is sure to bring a few laughs.

See here for a Q&A with Herbie!

Dec
20

 Equity in Theatre Symposium

EIT.save.the.date.8Equity in Theatre (EIT) presents a Symposium, a one day event tackling underrepresentation and gender inequities in the theatre industry. April 27, 2015.

Join for discussion and brainstorming sessions to help improve purity in the arts.

The Theatre Centre
1115 Queen St. West, Toronto

Details coming soon.

Dec
20

 The Repast, NAC and partners

National Arts Centre presents The Repast on Manitoulin Island, home of Debajehmujig, May 15-16, 2015.

This is the culmination of The Study, a collaboration with Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance, Luminato Festival, and Banff Centre wherein we brought together Artists and Leader of Indigenous Performance to lend The Study context and vision.

Under the continued co-curation of Sarah Garton Stanley and Yvette Nolan, theatre creators, students and scholars will gather on Manitoulin Island to immerse themselves in The Study.

The Repast, a two-day presentation and conversation event produced by Corey Payette, will share the fruits of this groundbreaking two-year initiative.

See here for more information!

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.

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