Native Women in the Arts’ Kwe Performance Series coming to Big Medicine Studio

Aanmitaagzi is very excited to host Native Women in the Arts‘ Kwe Performance Series featuring Ulali Project (Pura Fé + Jennifer Kreisberg).

On Friday, November 3, Pura Fé and Jennifer Kreisberg of Ulali Project will present a free community workshop at Big Medicine Studio, followed by a community performance. Pura Fé and Jennifer Kreisberg will perform and discuss hand drum songs, invite participants to join in, and answer questions.

COMMUNITY WORKSHOP
Friday, November 3, 2017 @ 1 pm
Big Medicine Studio, 161 Couchie Memorial Drive, Nipissing FN
Admission: FREE (space is limited, so please contact Aanmitaagzi to reserve your spot)

COMMUNITY PERFORMANCE
Friday, November 3, 2017 @ 7pm
Big Medicine Studio, 161 Couchie Memorial Drive, Nipissing FN
Admission: Pay What You Can (PWYC)

For more information, please visit the Kwe Performance Series facebook page, or contact Aanmitaagzi by phone at (705) 474-2227 or by email at aanmitaagzi@gmail.com.

You can also check out the NWIA Big Medicine Studio Flyer.

Serpent People heads to Toronto this week for Nuit Blanche 2017

Serpent People @ Nuit Blanche Toronto
Albert Street & James Street (behind Old City Hall)
September 30, 2017 – October 1, 2017
7 pm – 7 am

As part of Life on Neebahgeezis; A Luminous Engagement curated by Maria Hupfield, Aanmitaagzi is thrilled to bring Serpent People to this year’s Nuit Blanche in Toronto.

Building upon the stories of the Black Sturgeon from Nipissing First Nation, as told by Perry McLeaod-Shabogesic, and the previous Serpent People incarnations, Aanmitaagzi will present a series of community-engaged provocations that ask the questions:

  1. What are we eating that gives us power?
  2. What are we consuming that takes us away from who we are?
  3. What will bring us back to ourselves?

This durational live theatre provocation/intervention/interactive installation will ebb and flow from dusk to dawn, providing different encounters with the audience throughout the evening. Like stars dropped down from the sky, this work will be performed as an immersive performance at street level with a series of sculptural installations, performative interventions and a 15-foot puppet that explore our relationship to consumption. 

Spiderwoman Theater 40th Anniversary

LU! LU! LU! LU! An Evening Celebrating Spiderwoman Theater’s 40 Years
September 19, 2017
Ellen Stewart Theatre | 66 E 4th Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY
Festivities begin at 7:30 pm; Afterparty at 10:30PM to 12:30AM

Aanmitaagzi is hitting the road again. This time they are headed to the Big Apple to perform at Spiderwoman Theater‘s 40th Anniversary bash! The celebration takes place at La Mama Theater’s Ellen Stewart Theatre in Manhattan’s Lower East Side starting at 7:30 pm and will feature performances from Aanmitaagzi, Alessandra Belloni, Bloolips, Carmelita Tropicana, Coatlicue Theatre, Josephine Tarrant, Kevin Tarrant and the SilverCloud Singers, Lacey Hill, Laura Ortman, Leaf Arrow Theatre, Louis Mofsie, Monique Mojica, Murielle Borst-Tarrant, Soni Moreno, Split Britches, Talking Band, Taylor Mac, Thunderbird Sisters, A Tribe Called Red, and Spiderwoman Theater!

For more information, or to purchase tickets, please visit www.spiderwomantheater.org.

Serpent People at Big Medicine Studio

Aanmitaagzi will be wrapping up its Summer Arts Program (ASAP) with a presentation of Serpent People at Big Medicine Studio on August 4, 2017 at 7 pm.

Our ASAP students and community members have been working hard all summer putting together and touring this production, and we’re pleased to be presenting it here in our community to mark the 10th anniversary of the ASAP program.

The event is free, however we gladly accept donations. Please note that this performance contains mature content.

 

Material Witness heading to the Harbourfront Centre July 27, 2017

Material Witness performers (clockwise from top-left) – Donna Couteau, Cherish Blood, Ange Loft, Gloria Miguel, and Penny Couchie.

Aanmitaagzi will be back in Toronto next week to present Material Witness, Co-produced by Spiderwoman Theater, at the Living Ritual: International Indigenous Performing Arts Festival taking place at the Harbourfront Centre from July 25 – 27, 2017.

Material Witness, is a multi-generational, multi-disciplinary performance/installation project that explores stories of violence, healing and renewal in the lives of Indigenous women. Incorporating stories re-worked and refined by the performers (pictured above) through storyweaving sessions led by Director Muriel Miguel, and set/installation elements developed through the Pulling Threads workshops and Aanmitaagzi’s community-engaged artists, Material Witness will be presented in the Fleck Dance Theatre along with Thomas E.S. Kelly’s (MIS)CONCEIVE starting at 8:00 pm on July 27, 2017.

Tickets for the Thursday evening performances are $20.00, and can be purchased from the Harbourfront Centre on their website or by calling the box office at 416-973-4000.

For more information about the Living Ritual: International Indigenous Perfroming Arts Festival, or to obtain festival passes please visit www.kahawidance.org/living-ritual.