Oct
09

 Only A Few More Days Away !

Executive Director Cole Alvis deep in thought at last year's Intertribal Gathering.

IPAA's Executive Director Cole Alvis deep in thought at last year's Intertribal Gathering.

Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance & Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company in association with TRIBE INC. present: Intertribal Gathering. Oct 16-19, 2014 in Saskatoon, SK.

Performances will be at Studio 914
915 20th St. W, Saskatoon SK.

Daytime events are free and open to the public.
For tickets to evening events, call 306-667-1221 or visit Latroupedujour.ca. $35 Festival Pass, $15 Day Pass.

The Intertribal Gathering, now in its second year, will feature diverse artists from across disciplines and distances! Opening night features a reading of Drew Hayden Taylor’s Crees in the Caribbean
with Kennetch Charlette, Ingrid Gomez, and Margo Kane.

See here or keep reading below for the full schedule and details!

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Oct
09

 Congrats Dakota Hebert!

Dakota Hebert

Dakota Hebert

Dakota Hebert received one of two SAT emerging artist awards! She was also nominated as in the Female Performance Category, for her lead role in Dreary & Izzy, by Tara Beagan, Persephone Theatre / Sask. Native Theatre Co.

The full nominee list can be found here, and award recipients can be found on the SAT Facebook page.

Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company (SNTC) received nominations in several categories. Also receiving nominations: PJ Prudat, Jeff Chief, Dalton Lightfoot and Curtis Peeteetuce.

Congrats to Dakota and to all our member nominees!

Oct
07

 Job, Full Circle: First Nations...

full.circle.logoFull Circle: First Nations Performance (Vancouver) is seeking a Marketing & Development Coordinator. Deadline: Oct 17 (5pm)

The Marketing & Development Coordinator will assist with the execution of marketing and development activities for the 2015 Talking Stick Festival. This is being offered as a 5 month contract position with possibility of renewal and succession in March of 2015, when Full Circle will be posting for Marketing and Development Manager.

This role is suitable for an aspiring marketer and development manager. Someone who isn’t afraid to roll up their sleeves, takes direction well, eager to learn and works well in high energy timeline driven team environment.

Interested applicants may apply with resume and cover letter attention: Diane Blunt at gm@fullcircle.ca with “Full Circle – Marketing and Dev Coordinator” in the subject line.

See here for more information!

Oct
07

 Joseph Boyden events in Saskatoon

Joseph Boyden

Joseph Boyden

Joseph Boyden is coming to Saskatoon, Oct 14-15!

Oct 14 – The Remai Arts Centre in Saskatoon presents “An Evening with Joseph Boyden”.
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, $20 tickets

Oct. 15 – University of Saskatchewan, College of Arts and Science, Book Club
Three Day Road author Joseph Boyden will be featured in two free public events
Book Club Discussion: Three Day Road
1:00-2:30 pm, Greystone Theatre, John Mitchell Building, 118 Science Place

My Writing Life (lecture, reception & book signing)
7:30 pm, Convocation Hall, Peter MacKinnon Building, 105 Administration Place

Oct
07

 Adrian Stimson, The Immortal Buffalo

Adrian Stimson as Buffalo Boy

Adrian Stimson as Buffalo Boy

Reception for Adrian Stimson – The Immortal Buffalo Boy – an exhibition of artifacts from Buffalo Boy adventures, from Saskatoon artist Adrian Stimson, curated by David Garneau at the Art Gallery of Regina.

Reception – Wednesday, October 8th, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, at the Art Gallery of Regina, in the Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre.
The exhibition runs from October 8th to November 10th, 2014.

Buffalo Boy, a character parody of Buffalo Bill, is part of Stimson’s ongoing series of performances and exhibitions that look to re-signify colonial history (including such works as Buffalo Boy’s Wild West Peep Show, Buffalo Boy Getting it from 4 directions, and Buffalo Boy’s Heart On).

See here for more information!

Oct
06

 Applications, Paprika Festival

Paprika Festival

Paprika Festival

There’s just one week left until the Paprika Festival submissions are due. Oct 10!

You still have time to complete the application form, but don’t leave it to the last minute! Whether you’re starting your first project and don’t know where it could end up or you have the perfect vision for an exciting new play, we’ll be there to help you at any stage. And for those of you with more experience under your belt, our Projects Under 30 program will provide access to helpful resources while you develop a new work, make connections and build your resume.

Program outlines and applications can be found online: APPLY NOW

Oct
06

 Tamara Podemski in An Enemy of the...

Tamara Podemski & Joe Cobden

Tamara Podemski & Joe Cobden

Tarragon Theatre presents An Enemy of the People, By Henrik Ibsen, featuring Tamara Podemski!

Written in 1882, Ibsen’s parable echoes the questions of today as it grapples with how we balance our conscience and our comfort – censored scientists, environmental crises, anarchist manifestos and the pitfalls of majority rule. As Artistic Director Richard Rose recalls: “Tar sands, climate change, fracking, pipelines, Walkerton, the cod and salmon fisheries, tailing ponds and ethical oil; all came to mind as I experienced this production. I knew instantly that we had to produce it.”

Runs until October 26, 2014 in Tarragon Theatre’s Mainspace.
Regular Tickets: $27-$53 (Previews: $21-$25)
Tickets can be purchased through Patron Services at 416.531.1827 or by visiting www.tarragontheatre.com

See here for more info!

Oct
03

 Trans-Actions, Collective Performance...

Curtain Razors will open its 2014-15 season on Oct. 4 with Trans-Actions, created by the Collective Performance Storytelling Ensemble. (Promo photo)

Curtain Razors will open its 2014-15 season on Oct. 4 with Trans-Actions, created by the Collective Performance Storytelling Ensemble. (Promo photo)

The Collective Performance Storytelling Ensemble unveil’s its debut production Trans-Actions, a “multi-disciplinary performance,” as the opening production of the Curtain Razors 2014-15 season, this weekend, Oct 4-5, at the First Nations University of Canada (Regina).

The performance, presented by Curtain Razors, the First Nations University of Canada and the Conservatory of Performing Arts, weaves together a number of stories that speak of struggles and the power of people across different circumstances and cultures in the quest for free being.

Oct 4, performance will be free and be held in conjunction with the Sisters In Spirit Vigil for missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada. Speakers begin at 6 p.m., the Trans-Actions performance at 7 p.m. and a round dance at 7:45 p.m.

See here for more information!

Oct
01

 Glenn Gould, CIT Speaker Series

Glen Gould

Glen Gould

Glen Gould featured in CIT’s Niiganigaabwe Series, Oct 2, Toronto.

Niiganigaabwe pronounced nee-gan-neh-gah-bwe is an Anishnaabowin word to describe CIT’s new speakers series featuring distinguished creative leaders of the Indigenous performing arts community.

Glen left Nova Scotia at the age of 19 to pursue a career in acting. Since then, his successes include appearing in Theatre, TV and Film productions throughout North America.

The Niiganigaabwe Series will bring together leading Indigenous artists with students, alumni and special guests to spark passion, innovate, inspire and explore. Guest speakers will share their experiences, best practices and their unique Indigenous creative processes. As motivators of creative exploration and thinking, these dynamic artists will examine the importance of creative leadership and the role of Indigenous artists within the larger creative landscape.

Oct
01

 Going Home Star – Truth and...

Joseph Boyden

Joseph Boyden

Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet announces the World Premiere of Going Home Star – Truth and Reconciliation, based on a story by author Joseph Boyden, from October 1-5.

Home Star is a representation of the many stories, both told and untold, by Indian Residential School Survivors and their families. It includes appearances by Polaris prize winner and Inuk throat singer Tanya Tagaq, Steve Wood and the Northern Cree Singers, KC Adams, and is produced by Tina Keeper.

The story follows the journey of a young, urban First Nations woman who discovers her ancestors and finds meaning in her own life with the help of a homeless residential school survivor.

See here for show times, and here for a CBC article describing the production’s purpose and content.

Oct
01

 Unrelated by Daina Ashbee

Daina Ashbee

Daina Ashbee

Daina Ashbee is presenting her new work “Unrelated” this weekend, Oct 3-4, in Montreal at The MAI (Montreal Arts Interculturels).

Unrelated is a creation that expresses the struggle of Aboriginal women through a reconstruction of their identities. It is a dark and cruel work about the disappearance of hundreds of Aboriginal women in Canada, and explores the absence of self and addiction. With a disconcerting lucidity, Unrelated unveils feelings of emptiness and loss of culture.

Daina Ashbee’s dance draws on contemporary and traditional language; her creations are deliberately dark, vulnerable, and often sensual. A study of the subconscious in its corporeality, the choreographer deconstructs the frames of reference that conditioned her personal image. Excellently interpreted by two dancers, Unrelated will tour to four Mexican cities in 2015.

See here for a teaser video, and here for more information!

Sep
30

 Metis Artist Showcase, Intertribal...

PJ Prudat

PJ Prudat

IPAA and SNTC, with TRIBAL INC, as part of the Intertribal Gathering, present the Métis Artist Showcase, Oct 18 in Saskatoon.

Curated by Curtis Peeteetuce
Featuring: John & Vicky Arcand and Krystle Pederson – Music
Zondra Roy – spoken word, hip hop artist
The Creeland Dancers including a cultural exchange with Jeanette Kotowich
An excerpt from The Women In My House by PJ Prudat (playwright and actor),
Raven Spirit Dance’s Frost Exploding Trees Moon created by Michelle Olson, Floyd Favel and performed by
Jeanette Kotowich which follows the journey of a woman traveling her trap line. She finds a place to set up
camp, builds her temporary home, and settles into the centre of her world of breath and perception.

For the Intertribal Gathering’s full schedule, see here!

Events


Coming up next:
Intertribal Gathering 2014!

October 16-19 in Saskatoon SK.

For the second annual Intertribal Gathering, IPAA is partnering with SNTC and TRIBE INC. to feature a rich lineup of diverse artists from across disciplines and distances!

See here for the full schedule!

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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