The 2014 Talking Stick Festival in Vancouver BC is almost upon us. It will open on Feb 18th with Wax hoks en Shqalawin (Open Your Hearts).
Feb 18th, 2014 @ 5:00 pm – Get tickets online
Wax hoks en Shqulawin (Open Your Hearts), Talking Stick’s Gala Celebration is always a crowd pleaser; an eclectic mix of show-stopping music and dance, this event is not to be missed! Gather with us in the Roundhouse Exhibition Hall, listen to the music of Kawandak (Metis, Que) with special guest, Innu artist Kathia Rock, share stories, mingle with one another and help us launch Western Canada’s premiere Aboriginal Arts festival. True to tradition, first class entertainment will be accompanied by an array of hors d’oeuvres. Cash bar
For more information, and for more fantastic events and performances, check our Full Circle’s website.
2014 Coastal First Nations Dance Festival on March 4-9, 2014, produced by the Dancers of Damelahamid in partnership with the UBC Museum of Anthropology
The performances will showcase the diverse and rich cultural traditions practiced by a selection of some of the best artists from coastal British
Columbia, the Yukon, and Alaska. Throughout the festival the Great Hall will be transformed into a celebration of Indigenous cultures and dance traditions.
Fri March 7, 7:30 pm. Doors open at 7 pm.
Sat March 8, 7:30 pm. Doors open at 7 pm.
$25 adults. $20 students/seniors/MOA members
Tickets available here.
Festival Stage (included with MOA admission)
March 8-9, 1-4 PM
Dancers of Damelahamid presents the full
length work LUU HLOTITXW: Spirit
Transforming at the Talking Stick Festival in
Vancouver on February 26th at 8pm.
“There is a process in which one moves within to
come out again as another, it is a process of re-
birth. It is only when in these in-between places
that we have the ability to redefine ourselves and move forward.”
Roundhouse Community Centre
181 Rounhouse Mews, Vancouver B.C.
Group of 10 or more: $17
A reading of DEADBEATS by Garret C. Smith as
part of the 2014 lemonTree creations
Dramaturged by Cole Alvis
Featuring Michael Brave Rock, Dustin Frank and Alex Twin
The Blackfoot Nations have long been inventive survivors and creative trades people who found their strength in the Buffalo.
Does losing the Buffalo mean losing our strength?
196 Spadina Ave. (lower unit)
Sunday, Feb. 2nd @ 8pm
Tickets are $15
More info on the residency can be found here.
International performing arts camp, organized in Italy with focus on physical theatre and performer’s practical training, between May 16-June 24, 2014
Participants: performers of physical theatre, circus artists, dancers, actors, choreographers – performing arts practitioners of various creative techniques and skills from different countries of the world.
Programme: practical physical training, rehearsals, creative tasks, discussions, sharing ideas, exchange skills, etc. – contemporary practice of performance and methods of building up performances in short rehearsing time conditions, multiculturality in the performance, performing in different languages, searching for universal language in today’s performance.
The creative camp will be held in Tuscany region of Italy at the seaside.
Hotel accommodation and food will be provided for the group.
To receive more information on the programme, accommodation and application procedure, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
This annual production is a collaborative effort between our senior students and a team of talented professionals led by Muriel Miguel of Spiderwoman Theater including Penny Couchie (Choreography & Movement); Glenn Davidson (Set and Lighting Design); Leida Englar (Costume Design), and Voice Coach Imelda Villalon.
“A portkey is an object enchanted to instantly bring
anyone touching it to a specific location. This
production explores different kinds of portals
through the character of trickster: things we don’t
recognize as portals that take us to a different
General Audition – Rubarb Productions Inc. – Moose Jaw, SK
Audition 1: Feb 21st in Moose Jaw, SK
Audition 2: Feb 25th in Regina, SK
Artistic Director or casting person in attendance: Evie Koop Sawatzky
Deadline to submit: 02/14/2014
Email applications to: email@example.com
Contact name: Evie Koop Sawatzky
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact phone: 306-209-4439
Productions include: Singing in the Rain
Rehearsals July 2, 2014-July 30, 2014
Performances July 31-August 17, 2014
2014-2015 Season: To be announced May 2014
Information Session for Aboriginal Artists on
Toronto District School Board’s NAC10 -
Expressing Aboriginal Cultures
January 29, 2014 from 5-6:30pm
Ontario Arts Council’s Boardroom, 151 Bloor Street West, 6th Fl.
No RSVP required.
The Toronto District School Board’s (TDSB) Aboriginal Education Centre and Arts Department are working closely to bring Aboriginal artists into classrooms. TDSB is specifically looking for artists who are interested in delivering projects or presentations to students of a Grade 9 course called NAC10 - Expressing Aboriginal Cultures. Ontario Arts Council is supporting TDSB in connecting to artists.
Read more to find out about the Jan 29 session and the intake form, for those interested persons who can or cannot attend.
Seeking 2 actresses for corporate theatre work in Iqaluit in late February 2014.
Actress 1 – age 20-30 years of age
Actress 2 – age 40-50 years of age
At least one of the actresses should be Inuit. Experience in improv is ideal.
Both actresses must be based in Iqaluit, as there is no travel allowance for this corporate theatre work.
Please contact email@example.com for more information or to submit a head shot and resume
National Theatre School of Canada:
Applications due Jan 31st for September 2014 intake.
Calling all aspiring actors, set and costume
designers, production professionals, playwrights and directors. Check out this virtual tour!
Deadline: January 31
ActivateT.O. presents the workshop “Building Relationships: Working with Urban Aboriginal Women and Youth” on Jan. 21 at the Native Women’s Resource Centre in Toronto.
6pm @ 191 Gerrard St E. (free and catered)
This night of information exchange speaks to the history of relationships between Aboriginal people and early settlers and where relationships have headed since that time. This workshop invites participants to reflect on their own position and relationship building techniques.
ActivateT.O. is a speaker series affiliated with York and Ryerson’s Communication and Culture Graduate Student Association designed to forge links between graduate students and social actors in the Toronto community, and to draw lines between critical, academic thought and community-based social action.
The Language of Ceremony
conference Jan 17-18
Speech Acts and Joyous Utterances: Translating, Teaching, Learning and Living, Indigenous Tribalographies
Jackman Humanities Institute, University of Toronto
10-11 am – Brenda Wastasecoot, Book Reading:
Granny’s Giant Bannok
11-1 pm – Brenda Wastasecoot, Workshop:
Nikis (My Little House) Memory Map
2-4 pm – Gloria Oshkabewisens-McGregor,
Workshop: Sweetgrass Braid and Ancestral Identity
5 – 7 pm – LeAnne Howe, Book Launch:
Choctalking on Other Realities