2018 InFrinGinG DANCE FESTIVAL
Dancing in the Belly of the Dragon

JULY 5-8, 2018


TICKETED INDOOR PERFORMANCES

The Sun and the Moon

Based on Celestine Aleck's Coast Salish story. Featuring Snuneymuxw Dancers, choreographed by Holly Bright. 

 

InFrinGinG opens with a new work by Holly Bright, The Sun and The Moon, based on the story by Snuneymuxw author, Celestine Aleck. It features an original score by Andrew Balfour and performances by local artists, Genevieve Johnson, Nicola Birdsell and others.


ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Snuneymuxw Dancers: www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSVtUxdo9tQ

Kalabanté: Won’ma Afrique

The Port Theatre

Saturday, July 7 | 7:00PM 

 
ABOUT THE ARTIST:

 

WORKSHOPS & EXTRAS

Audience Participation Class | Hawaiian Hula & Tahitian Ori Dance

Maffeo-Sutton Park - Crimson Coast Stage
Saturday, July 7 | 2:30PM
 
FREE
 
Audience Participation class of Hawaiian Hula & Tahitian Ori dance!- with live drums and a hands on “Show & Tell” of the instruments for the kids to touch, feel, hear, and try out!

Dabke! Lebanese, Syrian & Palestinian folk dance

Maffeo-Sutton Park - Crimson Coast Stage
Sunday, July 8 | 12:30PM
 
FREE

Turkish Roman Dance Performance & Workshop

Maffeo-Sutton Park - Crimson Coast Stage
Sunday, July 8 | 1:30PM
 
FREE

Khaleegy - Dance of the Gulf States Performance & Workshop

Maffeo-Sutton Park - Crimson Coast Stage
Sunday, July 8 | 2:30PM
 
FREE
Dance and Rhythms of Egypt Performance & Workshop 
 
Maffeo-Sutton Park - Crimson Coast Stage
Sunday, July 8 | 3:30PM
 
FREE
 
NO DANCE EXPERIENCE NECESSARY... just community spirit!
Photo: The Melissa Nobels, a MerLADY if there ever was one!
MerFOLK SPLASHMOB! | featuring Nanaimo Diamonds Synchronized Swimmers
 
Maffeo-Sutton Park | Swy-a-lana Lagoon
Sunday, July 8 | 5:00PM
 
FREE
 
CALLING MerPERSONS, MerMEN, MerCHILDREN, MerMAIDS, MerBEASTS!
 
Join us and Nanaimo Diamonds Seanchronized Swimmers as we gather, splish, splash and sing our siren song to the love of water!
Shine in your MerOUTFIT, gather on the rocks or sand at Swy-A-Lana Lagoon, share the mysteries of the sea, the undeniable song, the siren's call and our beautiful tails through an easy movement sequence you can find online. Flhip, Flhop, Roll, Splash, & Sing! You will MesMERize!
 
Be inspired by the MerPERSONS of various cultures:
Greek: Siren, Africa: Mami Wata water spirits, Middle East: Abdulla the mermen, Brazil: Lara, Lady of the waters, Haiti: Lasirn, France: Melusine, Japan: Ningyo, Russia: Rusalka, Greenland: Sedna, Scotland: Selkie, Norway: Finfolk, Femme Fatales, Sirenia
 
PARTICIPANTS
- Meet At Swy-A-Lana Lagoon
- Dress in your MerOUTFIT, choose a cultural interpretation or make up your own!
- Upon arrival HOP to your spot on the rocks or sand,
perform the choreography you have learned online and mesMERize the audience!
 
CHOREOGRAPHY:
 
For those who wish to learn the step by step choreography:
 

FREE OUTDOOR EVENTS

All outdoor events take place in Maffeo-Sutton Park alongside the Save-on-Foods Nanaimo Dragonboat Festival.  


OUTDOOR VENUES:    

 CCS  Crimson Coast Stage    SL  Swy-a-lana Lagoon    PG  Park Grounds

 

FRIDAY, JULY 6

4:00PM | African Dance & Drum | VooDoo Dave & Guests   CCS 
4:30PM | Community Drum Circle
| VooDoo Dave & Guests   CCS 
          (Bring your drum, some provided)
5:00PM | Won’ma Afrique Teaser Performance | Kalabanté  CCS 
 

SATURDAY, JULY 7

12:00PM | DRAGONBOAT FESTIVAL OPENING CEREMONY | Chinese Lion Dance
12:30AM | Hawaii Thru History |    CCS 
1:30PM | A Night in Tahiti |  CCS
2:30PM | Audience Participation Class | Hawaiian Hula & Tahitian Ori Dance   CCS 
3:30PM | Māori Rorotua New Zealand! |  CCS 
4:30PM | Mixed Polynesian Show & Fire Dance Grand Finale  CCS 
 

SUNDAY, JULY 8

10:00AM | ELVIS | A little bit of gospel-a little bit of rock n roll   CCS 
12:00PM | DRAGONBOAT FESTIVAL CARNATION CEREMONY
In honour of lives well lived and interrupted by cancer   SL 
12:30PM | 
Dabke! Lebanese, Syrian & Palestinian folk dance
  CCS  
1:30PM | Turkish Roman Dance Performance & Workshop |    CCS 
2:30PM | Khaleegy - Dance of the Gulf States Performance & Workshop
 |   CCS 
3:30PM |
Dance and Rhythms of Egypt Performance & Workshop
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4:00PM | DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL CLOSING CEREMONY 
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DANCE MUSEUM TENT | SATURDAY, JULY 7 & SUNDAY JULY 8 | 12:30-6:00PM
Visit the Dance Museum Tent to purchase performance tickets, register for workshops, and learn more about the inspirations that underlie the festival performances. Located in Maffeo-Sutton Park next to the Nanaimo Dragonboat information booth. 
 
CRIMSON COAST DANCE SOCIETY
Mailing Address: #5-150 Commercial Street Nanaimo, BC  V9R 5G6
Office Address: CIBC Nanaimo Arts Centre - 60 Wharf Street, Nanaimo, BC  V9R 5G6
PHONE: 250-716-3230
 
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