Past Projects

dancesofresistance-laot23Aanmitaagzi conducts a whole spectrum of arts events and community engagement activities. Our programs have a large range of content, audience and location and always have a high level of community involvement to offer.

 

 

Salon Series
Aanmitaagzi produced a series of four Salons through out the winter of 2010 and spring of 2011. The Salons featured story-telling, visual arts, music, dance / theatre / shadow puppetry / story weaving, and comedic improv. Read more…

When Will You Rage?
Penny Couchie’s newest work, When Will You Rage?, is a 70-minute dance theatre piece featuring four female performers premiering March 9, 2013 at the Capitol Centre in North Bay, ON. Read more…

Tipi Making Workshop Feb 2012
Aanmitaagzi presented, in partnership with Eva Couchie, a four-day workshop offering participants/community members an opportunity to make their own 23 foot Tipis. A total of six tipis were made; creating more spaces for arts and culture to thrive in our communities! Read more…

Story Weaving 2010
Aanmitaagzi is committed to continual individual and collective artistic development. Story Weaving 2010 was the premiere project with this aim. As a means of upholding the Aboriginal process and methodology of our masters and deepening our artistic influences, Muriel Miguel of Spider Woman Theatre delivered a 10 day intensive workshop. Read more…

March Break Program 2012
Aanmitaagzi partnered with Jumblies Theatre to present a theatre arts exchange program. Jumblies and Aanmitaagzi artists delivered workshops in dance, acting, story-telling, music and shadow theatre for youth and children of Nipissing First Nation and Toronto. Read more…

Women In Violence II
“ RE-MIX! RE-LOAD! RE-IMAGINE! WOMEN IN VIOLENCE II” Spiderwoman Theater of New York City and Aanmitaagzi, the Aboriginal multi-disciplinary artist collective from Nipissing First Nation in Ontario, Canada are embarking together on the highly anticipated production of Women in Violence II. Women in Violence II is based on Spiderwoman Theater’s revolutionary and highly successful show, Women in Violence, which premiered in 1976. Read more…

Like an Old Tale Jumblies Theatre
“Over the past three years I had the pleasure and honour of working with an exceptional team of artists, exploring and investigating themes, images and diverging thoughts and ideology and continuing that investigation further with the community members of Scarborough, downtown Toronto and Nipissing First Nation. Read more…

Temagami Gathering
Aanmitaagzi partnered with June Twain, Christine Friday O’Leary and Community Arts Ontario (CAO), at CAO’s Temagami Gathering: Inter-generational Story-telling and Memories of the Land. Aanmitaagzi delivered theatre arts workshops for the Bear Island/Temagami First Nation community culminating in a water dance with the youth, co-choreographed by Co-Artistic Director Penny Couchie and Christine. Read more…

Spirit at Work: Sid Bobb
As another avenue of supporting the vitality of arts in the region, Aanmitaagzi supported the work of local artists, Lindsay King and Lindsay Sarazin, in the production of their video work, Spirit At Work. Co-Artistic director participated in the interview, donated the use of Big Medicine Studio and gave access to their archival documentation. Read more…

Ice Follies 2012
Ice Follies is a Festival that celebrates art by presenting a series of arts installations on Lake Nipissing. Over the past decade Ice Follies has become a signature event for both North Bay, and the North-Eastern region as a whole. Ice Follies appears to the visitor as a strange assemblage of dwellings and structures placed across the ice along North Bay’s waterfront. Read more…

Carrying Forward the Funny Workshop 2012
Aanmitaagzi, in partnership with Tonto’s Nephews, renowned Aboriginal comedic improv troupe, and the North Bay Indian Friendship, presented a four-day professional development workshop exploring how to carry forward our story telling practices and values through comedic improvisation. Read more…

Arts For All Nipissing 2011
Aanmitaagzi, in partnership with Jumblies Theatre, delivered a six-day professional development workshop for artists from the Nipissing First Nation/North Bay community. Arts For All Nipissing 2011 was an intensive on the principals, practices and underpinnings of art that engages and creates with community. Read more…