November 3 @ 7:00 pm – November 6 @ 4:00 pm
MECDY MYSTIC ROOTZ
Burning incense opens a pathway between the spirit and physical realms. In thirty minutes, before the portal closes, Mecdy’s soul, still suspended in the ether, must decide who his parents will be. Each time Mecdy has a question, the answer comes to him through dance. Whether alone or facing an opponent in a competition, on stage or in nature, he always feels himself falling into a trance. To the energizing rhythm of his breath, join him on his meditative solo.
JEANETTE KOTOWICH (VANCOUVER)
A return to the landscape of Saskatchewan, the land of Jeanette’s great-grandmothers and great-great-grandfathers, Kisiskâciwan aims to be a journey to one’s self. It tries to speak through dance to a Métis cultural narrative of identity and home. Through memories of her childhood summers embraced by the Kah-tep-was (Nêhiyaw for “river that calls”) valley, she hopes to evoke the lasting impression left by the vast prairie and the rolling hills. Kah-tep-was is a 2-kilometre wide, 180-metre deep valley, a sacred place that calls generations of peoples for gathering, hunting and spiritual replenishment.