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Occurs on Friday April 12 2024

Approximate running time: 1 hour


ArtSpring Theatre
100 Jackson Ave.
Saltspring Island BC V8K 2V8

Event Notes


As a feature night in the four-day Matriarchs Uprising Festival, you’re invited to witness an evening of dance films from Indigenous artists who are activating the land with their movements. The films provide us with a time capsule of the present we live in today, each one a celebration of culture standing up against the past that outlawed the cultural practices of Indigenous peoples. A wonderful lead up event to Saturday's Matriarchs Uprising dance performance.

Presented by O.Dela Arts and hosted by Artistic Associate and curator of Matriarchs Uprising's Indigi-Dance on Screen, Sophie Dow. With introduction and post show talk-back.

Matriarchs Uprising Festival takes over ArtSpring for an exciting multi-day series of events (April 10-13) that brings together Indigenous female choreographers who are nurturing the art of contemporary dance and weaving stories of transformation. Take part in the artist-led Talking Truths circle conversation and tea social to glean deeper insight into the creative impulses guiding the choreographers. Dive into choreographic workshops for a first-hand experience of movement philosophies and creation methodologies. Witness evening performances showcasing works by Canadian Indigenous female choreographers and stay for intimate post-show artist talkbacks.

Curated by Olivia C. Davies (Anishinaabe-settler), and produced by O.Dela Arts, the festival shines a spotlight on contemporary Indigenous dance artists who are pushing the form forward into the future while presenting multiple platforms for audiences to engage, learn, and witness Indigenous ways of sharing through movement and story-telling.

Thank you to Joan Farlinger for sponsoring this performance.

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