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On Stage Saturday, Oct. 5, 7:30 p.m.
Posted 03 October 2019, 12:26 pm NDT
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MÓnowin (larger version)
Mînowin - Dancers of Damelahamid

The Dancers of Damelahamid is an Indigenous dance company from the Northwest Coast of British Columbia. Their rich history of masked dance inspires a compelling performance, celebrating the diversity and time depth of the many beautiful Indigenous cultures across Canada. Through dramatic dance, captivating narrative, intricately carved masks, and elaborate regalia the Dancers of Damelahamid transform time and space, and bridge the ancient with a living tradition.

Mînowin illuminates the process of finding direction, and explores understandings of organic moments that arise when we connect with one another. These connections breathe new life into our artistic practices, and offer critical inquiries with performance spaces.

Through integrating narrative, movement, song, performance, and new multimedia design, Mînowin connects landscapes and Coastal form line with contemporary perspectives of customary Indigenous dance forms. The Dancers of Damelahamid draw from origin stories and explore ways to translate these perspectives through a contemporary lens.

In order for this work to reach its transformative potential, it is necessary to revolutionize how we have learned to work within and claim space. Through multimedia elements, this production balances the performance space by adding contemporary reflections of Indigenous identity, immersing audiences in a narrative that illustrates moments of connection, understanding, and renewal.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtAkJQkuPL0
Tickets $26 • $22 • $16
Regular & Senior/Student tickets available at a discount as part of a 5-show-minimum subscription.