Aanmitaagzi is happy to be joining Christine Friday, Waawaate Fobister, Tasheena Sarazin, and Beany John as well as special guests Dr. Deb and Peatr Thomas at Friday Creeations’ Saasaa’Ikwe from June 30th to July 1st to present land-based performances in Bear Island’s Southside Bay.
Aanmitaagzi is pleased to present ALL MY R(el)ATIONS, a large-scale multi-structure installation and performance on February 10, 2023 at 7 pm. The performance will take place as part of the Opening Night festivities of Ice Follies 2023. ALL MY R(el)ATIONS is part of our multi-year project, All My R(el)ations, a multi-disciplinary project of gathering, reflecting, and dreaming that explores the themes of relationality and resource capacity.
When developing this work we looked at stories around the abundance that was present when the first person arrived at this world, contemplating this abundance and our role within it. We explored stories of the rationing of our culture, language, traditional territory, and ourselves. The installation and performances were created collaboratively with our artists and community members through our ongoing weekly winter workshops series.
We are also excited to co-present Paper Canoe Projects’ Prophecy Fog, created and performed by award winning theatre artist Jani Lauzon. The performance will take place over two nights at Big Medicine Studio on February 16 & 17 at 7 pm.
Ice Follies is a site-specific biennial festival that takes place on frozen Lake Nipissing (Nbisiing) near Shabogesic Beach (Shaabgiizhig Jiigbiik). The 2023 theme “Thin Ice” (Nbagzi Mkwam) looks at our shifting landscapes and communities, including our changing relationships with our environment and each other. This is Ice Follies’ 10th Edition, and they are celebrating this year with free performances, large-scale art installations, community engaged artworks and activities, and a curated look-back at the history of this one-of-a-kind festival.
For more information, please visit www.icefollies.ca or contact Aanmitaagzi at firstname.lastname@example.org or (705) 474-2227.
*Note: Shabogesic Beach was formerly known as Marathon Beach.
February 16 & 17, 2023 @ 7 pm
Duration: Approx. 75 mins
Age recommendations: 14+
A new work by award-winning artist Jani Lauzon, Prophecy Fog begins with a journey into the Mojave Desert in search of Giant Rock, armed with the question: can a site still be sacred if it has been desecrated?
We encounter a girl in the mountains of B.C with a pocket full of stones, the rainbow warrior’s prophecy, and a mysterious inscription that obscures our past.
“We come from the stars, we are star people.”
Prophecy Fog weaves together the performance skills of veteran raconteur Jani Lauzon and the expertise of Environmental Designer Melissa Joakim, along with Director Franco Boni to elicit a conscious remembering of ancient prophecies that speak to rock teachings, star beings and earth changes.
Produced by: Paper Canoe Projects
Created and performed by: Jani Lauzon
Directed by: Franco Boni
Environmental Designer: Melissa Joakims
Dramaturgy: Brian Quirt
Movement Consultant: Julia Aplin
Initially developed through The Theatre Centre’s Tracy Wright Global Archive (with additional support by the Banff Playwrights Lab, Native Earth Performing Arts and Nightswimming Theatre). World premiere originally co-produced by Paper Canoe Projects and The Theatre Centre in association with Nightswimming Theatre.
Additional footage of Giant Rock used by permission from David Cherniack.
Join us for an evening of music, poetry, song, and community featuring Migizi Country (Dan Commanda, Tyler Dokis, Dave Miner, and Leland Bell)! Have a song, poem, or story you’d like to share? Or maybe you’d just like to listen. Either way, the fun starts at 7 pm. Refreshments will be served.
For more information, contact Sid Bobb at (705) 474-2227 or email@example.com.
Our Fall/Winter workshop series continues in the new year as we gear up for Ice Follies in February! The workshops will start up again on January 10 and run until February 9 following the same schedule as before. After Ice Follies, they will start back up and run from February 28 to March 9.
Newcomers are always welcome!