Commerce, greed, and disenfranchisement are key themes in this collaborative evening of two new dance works, created by Vancouver’s Byron Chief-Moon (Blackfoot) and Ottawa-based JP Longboat (Mohawk-Cayuga).
Multiple narratives are drawn through these choreographies: the individual confronting society; attaining self-realization and freedom; greed and imbalance; and Traditional Knowledge and Values in the face of corporate capitalism. These performances highlight Canada’s systematic marginalization of First Peoples from the land, its resources, and their way of life.
Layering First Nations worldviews on the dissonance of agency that exist throughout society, Greed is an examination of today’s exploitative stock market and the crippling effects of corporate self-indulgence and exploitation.
REsolve addresses de-colonization of both self and homeland through an awakening of the individual confronting an authoritarian system, and implores all peoples to take control of their own destiny by challenging economic slavery and psychological bondage.
***Talkback to follow February 24th performance***
Dates: February 24th & 25th, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Roundhouse Presentation Centre (181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2W3)
Price: $25 (General) | $18 (Concession)
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