Theatre classic and burlesque at TSF

By Shawn Conner at O Canada 16th annual Talking Stick Festival Feb. 16-26 | Various venues on the traditional unceded territories of the Coast Salish people Tickets and info: talkingstickfest.ca Performed hundreds of times over the years, Moonlodge has been the exclusive property of one person — its creator, Margo Kane. That is, until this year’s Talking Stick Festival. “I believe …

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Call For a First Nations Performer

NOMADIC TEMPEST is a new work featuring metaphoric multi-disciplinary theatre and music spectacle revelation of climate refugees on a dreadlocked planet. The Caravan Stage Company, (www.caravanstage.org) is a professional non-profit theatre company that travels and performs with a diverse cast on it’s own 90 ft Sailing/Theatre Ship. The Caravan creates original experimental theatre/opera encompassing the themes of human and civil …

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Q+A // with Deneh’Cho Thompson

In this short Artslandia interview, Deneh’Cho Thompson will answer questions about his new play, The Girl Who was Raised by Wolverine, which was the winner of the 2016 Vancouver Fringe Festival New Play Prize.   Without giving away too much, can you tell us a bit about the story of The Girl Who was Raised by Wolverine? DT: In a not so …

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The Girl Who Was Raised By Wolverine

Developed with support of DD Kugler, Playwrights Theatre Centre, and Full Circle: First Nations Performance   A dystopic future, resources are depleted, overpopulation is destroying the earth. A militant government keeps people locked away in individual living quarters as the population continues to grow. The time of the culling is near. Stephanie, like so many others, has been confined since …

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Don’t miss “O’wet/Lost Lagoon”

Full Circle is proud to celebrate National Aboriginal Day by helping present O’wet/Lost Lagoon written and performed by Quelemia Sparrow   O’wet (oh-wee): a verb colloquially used to denote propelling a canoe. O’wet is also connected to a shaman’s canoe ride to the land of the dead to retrieve a lost soul. Lost Lagoon: A body of water in between …

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Kevin Loring Interview

By Alexander Varty at Georgia Straight   In an oral culture, tales handed down from time immemorial are more than just myths and legends: they’re also maps for living. “Traditional stories contain our laws and our moralities,” explains N’lakap’amux actor and playwright Kevin Loring, on the line from the Fraser Canyon community of Lytton. “They’re all parables, right?” Uncovering the truths embedded …

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Tanya Tagaq enthralls her audience

By Alexander Varty at Georgia Straight If ever there was a revelatory performance, this was it—and the revelation that I had at the jam-packed York Theatre is that Tanya Tagaq’s music is deeply, thrillingly normal. Now, before you assume that I’ve lost my few remaining marbles, let me explain. Normal isn’t necessarily ordinary: Tagaq and her accompanists Jesse Zubot and …

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TSF’s Salt Baby searches for identity

By Alexander Varty at Georgia Straight Scientists have practically traced the human genome all the way back to our unicellular ancestors, but our pesky genes are still not above playing the occasional trick. Falen Johnson, for instance, was born on the Six Nations reserve in southern Ontario to parents of Mohawk and Tuscarora descent. Somewhere in the colonial past, however, …

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