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Rehearsal Hall Sessions: Raven Spirit Dance - Pakitinam

sat25may8:00 pmsat9:00 pmRehearsal Hall Sessions: Raven Spirit Dance - Pakitinam8:00 pm - 9:00 pm(GMT-07:00)

Time

(Saturday) 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm(GMT-07:00)

Location

Evergreen Cultural Centre Rehearsal Hall

1205 Pinetree Way

Event Details

ABOUT THE SHOW

Evergreen teams up with Raven Spirit Dance to present an evening of new Indigenous work! This performance will feature new work-in-progress pieces from Raven Spirit and the artists of the Pakitinam Choreographers Circle, a residency program for Emerging Indigenous Choreographers. Combining tradition, innovation and artistry, this will be a powerful evening of Contemporary Indigenous Dance expression.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Pakitinam: Choreographers Circle provides resources and mentorship to emerging Indigenous choreographers as they develop a work and spark of inspiration of their choice. The program first began as a pilot project in early 2021. After such a positive response from participants we decided to create a permanent program within Raven Spirit Dance (RSD) for emerging Indigenous choreographers called Pakitinam.  

The program embraces and celebrates RSD’s mission statement and values which are:

To create and produce contemporary dance that is rooted in Indigenous worldview and honours the communities and artists we work with.  We share stories through Indigenous perspectives and practices and create opportunities for others to do the same. We work from the following values: generosity, integrity, honouring and courage.

Pakitinam is an act of demonstrating the power of Indigenous artists coming together to share stories, knowledge and resources in a space of care and empowerment for all in the circle.