Answering a call for connection, transformation and healing, the solo performance NeoIndigenA created and performed by Santee Smith explores human relationship to all living entities and elements. It cycles through sacred portals between Skyworld, Earthworld and Underworld. Her solo journey places her and audiences in search of ancient ways of knowing, acknowledgement of ancestors and land and spiritual renewal.
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On the night of the worst snowstorm of the year in Montréal, I trekked through the sleet and wind to a small dance space called Tangente to see the touring performance of Indigenous Dancelands, a program of three works by aboriginal Canadians: Gaétan Gingras performing “Mémoire de sang”; Michelle Olson and Kimberly Tuson (Raven Spirit Dance) in “Songs of Shär Cho”; and Santee Smith and Michael Greyeyes (Kaha:wi Dance Theatre) in “The Threshing Floor”.