A new work created and choreographed by Penny Couchie, When Will You Rage? is a “journey past the pain, the rage, the grief to recue the curiosity, passion, tenacity and love”
When Will You Rage? brings forward the stories of women who move past the fear of resistance to reclaim sovereignty. This 70-minutes dance theatre piece is an investigation of the history of personal, family, and community trauma and the passing of these traumas from generation to generation. Largely based on the stories of creator/choregrapher Penny Couchie, her great-grandmother, mother and aunts, When Will You Rage? honours those who have come before, recognizing and celebrating their strength and resilience.
Dances of Resistance
joins forces with the Ruth Howard and the White Water Gallery for
Goodlands, Badlands, Lostlands and Dreamlands
Dec. 17-21st, 2012
with a Winter Solstice Event
Dec 21st at 7 pm
Join us for an exciting week of art making and a year-end celebration at Big Medicine Studio, 161 Couchie Memorial Drive.
Between Dec. 17th and 21st Ruth Howard, Artistic Director of Jumblies Theatre, and Aanmitaagzi artists will be making art that explores common themes and intersections in their work. Workshops will take place at the White Water Gallery and Big Medicine Studio. People of all ages are invited to drop by and join in the creative fun.
Workshops taking place at Big Medicine Studio
Wednesday, Dec. 19th
Thursday, Dec. 20th
Workshops taking place at White Water Gallery
Dec 20th & 21st, Thursday & Friday from
Noon – 6pm
Ruth is joined by artistic team Sasha Mattock and Robin Sutherland (thanks to Theatre Ontario) of Jumblies Theatre, and Sherry Guppy and Nimikii Couchie of Aanmitaagzi in an open studio for everyone to visit, have a cup of tea, share as story and make something to add to an evolving gallery.
During the week of December 17th – 21st Ruth Howard, Artistic Director of Jumblies Theatre, will be leading a series of community arts events as part of a partnership between the North Bay Public Library, Aanmitaagzi and the White Water Gallery. Ruth received funding for this activity through the Ontario Arts Council’s “Artists in the Community/Workplace” grant which allows her to be in North Bay this week as well as a three week final phase next September.
October 29th and 30th, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm daily.
Optional evening, Monday October 29th from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Big Medicine Studio,
161 Couchie Memorial Drive,
Nipissing First Nation
Cost: $200 per person includes material cost of black ash hoop and cedar backboard
Each participant should bring:
• 1/2 meter of velvet
• 1/2 meter of flannel backing
• 1 1/2 meters of ribbon or lace to decorate the bag with.
If possible, please bring your own sewing machine and a manual or electric planer and drill. Bring your own lunch. Limited spaces available. Register early to avoid disappointment!
For more information and to register, please call Penny at 705-474-2227.
Aanmitaagzi is generously supported by:
161 Couchie memorial Drive, North Bay, Tel: 705 474-2227
Aanmitaagzi is proud to present a works in progress showing of our Dances of Resistance at the Maamwi Kindaswin Festival on June 8th @ 6:30pm. This presentation is a culmination of our past year’s workshops with the community.
Throughout the winter and spring, Aanmitaagzi’s professional artists held workshops for all ages in a number of artistic disciplines including dance and choreography, mask making, giant puppet building, storytelling, comedic improv, music, environmental art and maple syrup harvesting. We have had the pleasure of working with Couchie Memorial Daycare, the North Bay Indian Friendship Centre, Nbisiing Secondary School, New Liskeard’s Keepers of the Circle, Pic River First Nation, Ice Follies Inc., and people of Nipissing First Nation, North Bay.
Dances of Resistance seeks to explore our individual, community and broader identity. It is an opportunity to examine what has impacted, shaped and impeded our development and existence and how we’ve interacted with these forces. Dances of Resistance celebrates the triumph of spirit, resilience and overcoming obstacles both small and large.
This project will continue to develop over the next two years culminating in a large-scale theatre production that includes visual arts installations and multimedia presentations. There’s still time to join the fun and to support our project as we continue to move forward by participating in our on-going project activities at Big Medicine Studio and other partnership sites.
Aanmitaagzi is happy to be a part of the 4th annual Maamwi Kindaaswin Festival “Learning Together” taking place at the Canadore College Lower Field June 8 – 10th, 2012! The Grand Entry on Saturday is at 1pm, and on Sunday at 12pm.
For more information about the Maamwi Kindaaswin Festival (Pow-Wow),
please contact: 705-472-2811, ext. 227. Vendors please contact 705-472-2811, ext. 217.
Aanmitaagzi is a multi-disciplinary professional artist-run company serving artists and community members from Nipissing First Nation and the surrounding area. We are committed to fostering a vibrant arts community in Nipissing, nurturing historic Indigenous arts practices which span the middle ground between professional and community arts, and exploring how we can carry forward our practices in a meaningful contemporary context. Aanmitaagzi combines art making, education, professional development & social activism, and is linked to provincial and national arts networks.