DANCERS OF DAMELAHAMID - SPIRIT AND TRADITION
Approximate running time: 1 hour
100 Jackson Ave.
Saltspring Island BC V8K 2V8
Spirit and Tradition (2010) was commissioned by Centennial Theatre in North Vancouver.
Spirit and Tradition’s key themes are reciprocity and ecological sustainability, conveying important cultural teachings on balance, interconnectedness, and community. Through the sharing of Indigenous knowledge and artistic practices of the Northwest Coast, Spirit and Tradition layers Coastal masked dances, projected imagery, soundscape, and LED puppetry. The audience is immersed into the rich and diverse ecosystem of the coastal mountains and oceans. Suitable for all ages.
Choreographer – Margaret Grenier Gitxsan translations – Elder Betsy Lomax Production manager – Andrew Grenier Collaborating composer – Ted Hamilton
60 minutes | post-show talkback
Thank you to Joan Farlinger and Salt Spring Coffee for sponsoring this performance.
Photo: Chris Randle