The InFrinGinG Dance Festival opens with a new work by Holly Bright, The Sun and The Moon, based on a Coast Salish creation story by Snuneymuxw author, Celestine Aleck. It features an original score by Andrew Balfour (Camerata Nova), Costume design and construction by Graham McMonagle, Lighting Design by John Carter, and Video Design Chimerik with video support by Renee Poisson.
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, 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. Autho's Bio.
Saturday, July 7, 2018 | 7:30PM
The Port Theatre
"Won'Ma Afrique", meaning "our Africa" in the Schmidt language, is adapted from Kalabanté's "Africa in the Circus" 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.
All outdoor events take place in Maffeo-Sutton Park alongside the Save-on-Foods Nanaimo Dragonboat Festival.
CCS Crimson Coast Stage SL Swy-a-lana Lagoon PG Park Grounds TWR The White Room