Join us for a night of exciting works from Barbara Kaneratonni Diabo, Jo Clancy, and V’ni Dansi in partnership with Dancing Earth.
Sky Dancers: Bridges (excerpt) by Barbara Diabo: In 1907 when the Quebec Bridge collapsed during construction, 33 Mohawk ironworkers from the small reserve of Kahnawake fell to their deaths. Barbara Kaneratonni Diabo, a direct descendant of one of the victims, pays honour to those lost, their families, and the community. She brings the past to the present in a universal story that will haunt you, charm you, and remind us of the resilience of our people as we build our “bridges” across generations and cultures.Music: Michael Diabo featuring The Red Tail Spirit Singers and Emily Kahente Diabo
Yindyang by Jo Clancy: Yindyang is a SLOW MEDIA dance and video work by Australian First Nations Wiradjuri dancer and choreographer Jo Clancy and Wiradjuri filmmaker Jamie Murray guided by First Nations Vancouver based filmmaker Gregory Coyes. Jo has developed many Contemporary Aboriginal dance works and education projects for festivals and events throughout Australia and overseas.The work captures sights and sounds from Walls Cave on Darug and Gundungurra country in the Blue Mountains NSW intertwined with song from Darug singer songwriter Jacinta Tobin. The images and movements are fluid and slow. They pay homage to Aboriginal women’s connection to water and tell an often hidden story of hard labour and domestic slavery endured by these strong and resilient women.
Michif Medicines: A work-in-progress contemporary dance inspired by cultural ancestral knowledge of Michif medicine plants. An international Indigenous collaboration between V’ni Dansi (Vancouver) and Dancing Earth (Santa Fe / San Francisco).
Date & Time: February 28, 2019 @ 7PM
Location: Roundhouse Community Centre (181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver)
Ticket: $20 Adult / $15 Student & Senior (plus service charges and fees)