Lockdown Forces Temporary Closure of Big Medicine Studio

Like most arts organizations, we have been forced to temporarily close our doors as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the coming months we hope to be able to reopen, and will be exploring ways to conduct our activities in a safe, responsible, and inclusive way to ensure the health and well-being of our staff, artists, and community members.

Until then, stay creative!

Anishinabek News article about Aanmitaagzi at Ice Follies 2020

Check out this amazing article by Kelly Anne Smith in the Anishinabek News!

Chigokmis, the Aanmitaagzi Grandmother puppet, watches over as artists perform Mkomiiwi at Ice Follies 2020 on Lake Nipissing at Marathon Beach, North Bay.

Aanmitaagzi’s Mkomiiwi fascinates huge crowd at Ice Follies 2020
Posted on March 13, 2020 In Anishinabek, Culture, News
By Kelly Anne Smith

NORTH BAY—Slowly the creatures emerged from the pressure cracks jutting out of frozen Lake Nipissing. They danced about as Nipissing First Nation’s Penny Couchie recited Pressure Cracks. Blue light shone on the creatures as they moved to the amplified composition by Jacob Dayfox. Hundreds walked the ice path lit up with whimsical light installations to witness the performance of Mkomiiwi…

Read the full article here!