An international Indigenous collaboration between V’ni Dansi and Dancing Earth
Led by V’ni Dansi Artistic Director Yvonne Chartrand and Dancing Earth Artistic Director Rulan Tangen, this contemporary dance collaboration was presented as a work-in-progress presentation at the Talking Stick Festival in 2018 & 2019.
The development of Michif Medicines involved consultations with Elders and cultural keepers. Respect for cultural protocols and ways of knowing are fundamental aspects of creation.
A production development phase is scheduled for June 2020 - pending funding.
V'ni Dansi Dancers:
- Yvonne Chartrand, Artistic Director
- Eloi Homier
- Madelaine McCallum
Dancing Earth Dancers:
- Rulan Tangen, Artistic Director
- Esme Olivia
- Eva Lopez (2018)
- Lupita Salazar
- Ria Thundercloud (2018)
Composer: Wayne Lavallee
Dramaturge: Lee Su-Feh
Lighting Designers: Celeste English, Conor Moore
Video Artist: Gregory Coyes
Video Projection Specialist: Cameron Fraser
Stage Manager: Emily Neumann
maskihkiya mêskanaw © 2012, Miyoh Music/SOCAN
words and music by Cheryl L'Hirondelle (audio borrowed from 360° VR project of same title)
Thanks to Canada Council for the Arts for supporting this project.
Photos: Chris Randle