Dancing Across Generations

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)