In this two-part performance of contemporary dance works, Indigenous and Non-Indigenous dance artists explore cultural teachings encoded in stories shared by Matriarchs. Presented by O.Dela Arts, home to Indigenous contemporary choreographer, Olivia C. Davies
Saturday, November 17th, 2018
Show runs 70min with intermission.
Artists will host talk-back after the show.
This event takes place at Presentation House Theatre on unceded Coast Salish Territory
Gateways brings together an ensemble of artists from Canada and New Zealand to examine how we open and close the creative spaces of our bodies, choose to follow heart-centred impulses that guide us, and engage our awareness to the multiple layers of space we inhabit. Dancers: Louise Potiki Bryant, Jasmin Canuel, Rianne Švelnis and Kelly McInnes. Music: Michael Red. Costumes: Raven John
Rematriate was created in response to the patriarchal systems that hold society hostage to continual technological advancement and an ever-growing disconnection to reality. To rematriate is to return to source. In this self-solo, Olivia seeks to articulate potential pathways to peace and presence that are grounded in contemporary Indigenous feminism. Dancer: Olivia C. Davies. Music: Paddy Free, Max Ulis. Visuals: Elysha Poirier
Supported by Presentation House Theatre Residency 2018, Ballet Divertimento Residency 2018, Scotiabank Dance Centre, Canada Council for the Arts | Conseil des Arts du Canada and BC Arts Council, New Works and O.Dela Arts
Photo by Chris Randle