This season’s shows consist of workshops, discussions, panels and video series.
Check out our Artist Page to find out more about the moderators, performers and artists.
Rising from the ashes of this summer’s fire ban, Queer Arts Festival and Full Circle: First Nations Performance will reignite our Piano Burning event on Sunday, October 24 at Mountain View Cemetery. Curated by SD Holman and Margo Kane, Annea Lockwood’s infamous work — where QAF veteran Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa performs a piano as it burns to ashes — is re-envisioned through the lens of historically banned First Nations fire ceremonies and contemporary global warming of unprecedented levels.
A hybrid in-person and Zoom discussion exploring how Indigenous artist residencies can co-create new models of colonial disruption and cultural transformation – both inside and outside of mainstream arts organizations.
Poetry and Music
Spoken words of wisdom, of knowledge, insight, humour, anger, awakening – welcome to an evening of sharing and learning with acclaimed Indigenous artists, poets, and storytellers featuring Joseph A. Dandurand, Nicola I. Campbell, and Dr. Jules Arita Koostachin. With: the dance-inspiring sounds and beats DJ O Show and the distinctive and groove-heavy swing blues music from the Rocky Mountain Badlands duo, Blue Moon Marquee.
This is an evening for reflection and honouring, certainly – and to thank those who have joined us on our year-long program of presenting performances during the four seasons of fire – as well as to rejoice, celebrate and look forward together. Enjoy a community feast, moccasin contest, and special performances.