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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