Muriel Miguel, Co-Founder of Spiderwoman Theater was recently interviewed by Erica Commanda for Muskrat Magazine about Material Witness and its upcoming presentation at Kaha:wi Dance Theatre’s Living Ritual: International Indigenous Performing Arts Festival 2017.
To check out the interview, please click here.
Following the performance of Serpent People during Coleman, Lemieux & Compagnie‘s Bright Night’s performance series at The Citadel on June 15 – 17, 2017, Molly Johnson wrote a review of the show for the dance current magazine. You can read her review, “The Shape-Shifting Serpent”, here.
We’ve got a busy summer ahead at Aanmitaagzi! Our Summer Arts Program is now in full swing, and we’ll be putting everyone to work over the next few weeks as we develop and prepare the latest incarnation of the Serpent People project. Then we’ll be hitting the road to tour this dynamic collaboratively-created performance all across Ontario.
Grounded in historic Anishinaabe stories of the Black Sturgeon from Nipissing First Nation as told by one of Aanmitaagzi’s founding artists, Perry Mcleod-Shabogeesic, Serpent People gathers, reflects, and expresses stories and imaginings about the human condition. What are we consuming that gives us power? What are we consuming that is toxic? What has taken us away from ourselves and the essence of who we are? What would it take to transform us, and what transformations have we already undergone in our lives? Serpent People investigates these questions and explores our ability for self-reclamation and to transform for the positive.
Our first presentation will be at The Citadel as part of Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie’s Bright Nights performance arts series from June 15 – 17 at 8 pm. Tickets are $25 for General Admission and $20 for Artists, Students, Seniors, and can be purchased online or by calling the Box Office at 1-416-364-8011 ext.1.
Following that, Serpent People will be in Ottawa for the Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival, performing on June 25 at 3 pm at Vincent Massey Park. Admission is free and paid parking is available.
The last stop on our summer tour (unless we squeeze in a few more!) will be in Red Rock for the Live From the Rock Folk Festival from August 11 – 13. Camping sites are available for $20, and festival passes can be purchased at the gate or online.
Hope to see you on the tour!
Aanmitaagzi is proud to announce that Co-Artistic Director Sid Bobb is one of the recipients of this year’s Reveal – Indigenous Arts Awards from The Hnatyshyn Foundation. The awards, which recognize emerging and established Indigenous artists working in traditional or contemporary practices, were given to 150 artists in six artistic categories including dance, music, theatre, literature, film/video (media arts), and visual arts/fine craft.
A special event honouring the artists will be held in Winnipeg on May 22nd, 2017.