The Sun and the Moon is created and directed by Holly Bright and based on a contemporary creation story by Snuneymuxw author, Celestine Aleck. Dance artists, Genevieve Johnson and Nicola Jackson are magical performers and co-collaborators. The work features an original score by Wayne LaVallee, costume design and construction by Graham McMonagle, lighting design by John Carter and video design by Chimerik.
A Celebration of Indigenous culture and Snuneymuxw and local dance artists with:
Footprints of the Wolf: a family drum circle from Snuneymuxw
Snuneymuxw Dance Group
The Secret Path: A contemporary trio created by 3 emerging dance artists, Lisa Deptuck, Halle Ebdrup, Mikaela Robinson, that is intended to raise awareness of the devastating effects of residential schools and deepen understandings of how this has affected all Canadians.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Celestine Aleck, Sahiltiniye, is a practicing professional artist of Snuneymuxw First Nation lineage. She is a contemporary author, story teller, illustrator and interpreter of traditional stories. Her work is published through Strong Nations Publishing Company in Nanaimo, and distributed throughout the country and especially to schools who wish to teach their child populations about Indigenous artists and the territory where they live. Author's Bio.
Saturday, July 7, 2018 | 7:30PM
The Port Theatre
"Won'Ma Afrique", meaning "our Africa" in the Susu language, is adapted from Kalabanté's "Afrique En Cirque" performance for the Montreal Council of the Arts tour of 2017-2018 -- symbolizing the strength, agility and the joy of living of african youth. Amazing acrobats, along with their musicians, run their authentic choreographies on the frantic rythmes of djembes from Guinea. This show radiates the diversity of African traditional arts combined with the virtuosity of the North American modern circus performance.
Nanaimo's own Timothy Allen, NOLA Nighthawks, and AJ MegaMan.
THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2018 | 7:30PM
MALASPINA THEATRE I Vancouver Island University
Crimson Coast Dance presents the premiere performance of a new collaboration between the NOLA Nighthawks 10 piece Jazz Band; Tap Dancer, Timothy Allen; and Urban Street Dancer, AJ MegaMan.
Shay Kuebler & Radical System Art
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2017 | 7:30 PM
THE PORT THEATRE
By Danny Nielsen | Featuring Live Jazz vocals by Andrea Superstein