Confluence by Raven Spirit Dance
June 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tickets on sale now! Available at kiac.eventbrite.ca or in person at KIAC
General Admission $25.00 + GST
KIAC Members $22.00 + GST
Youth under 19 & SOVA Students $12.00 + GST
Doors open: 6:30 / Showtime: 7:00 (EARLY SHOW)
Confluence is a dance work that weaves our perspectives, our histories and our bodies to create somatic tapestry that speaks to the resilience of Indigenous women. We embody the space between land and sky through play, prayer, grief and gratitude and are the living testament to the legacy that has been offered to us. Aligning our lives with the direction of the water in a river or geese in migration, we acknowledge we are always in process, shaping and carving through landscapes, creating rhythms and discovering our stories.
Performers: Emily Solstice Tait, Jeanette Kotowich, Starr Muranko, Tasha Faye Evans and Michelle Olson
featuring a special opening performance:
by Sandra Lamouche:
This performance is inspired by the cree language in relations to my family and I. I was first inspired while learning Cree with my mom and writing syllabics. I saw the movement within them as if they came to life as little spirits and dance across the page.
All-ages, alcohol-free event
Thanks to our funders Yukon Government, Government of Canada, and Canada Council for the Arts. Thanks to our local sponsors the Dawson City Bunkhouse and the Klondike Experience.
Please contact KIAC at email@example.com or 993 – 5005 if ticket price is a barrier
Photos by Erik Zennström
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