Aanmitaagzi will be wrapping up its Summer Arts Program (ASAP) with a presentation of Serpent People at Big Medicine Studio on August 4, 2017 at 7 pm.
Our ASAP students and community members have been working hard all summer putting together and touring this production, and we’re pleased to be presenting it here in our community to mark the 10th anniversary of the ASAP program.
The event is free, however we gladly accept donations. Please note that this performance contains mature content.
Muriel Miguel, Co-Founder of Spiderwoman Theater was recently interviewed by Erica Commanda for Muskrat Magazine about Material Witness and its upcoming presentation at Kaha:wi Dance Theatre’s Living Ritual: International Indigenous Performing Arts Festival 2017.
To check out the interview, please click here.
Material Witness performers (clockwise from top-left) – Donna Couteau, Cherish Blood, Ange Loft, Gloria Miguel, and Penny Couchie.
Aanmitaagzi will be back in Toronto next week to present Material Witness, Co-produced by Spiderwoman Theater, at the Living Ritual: International Indigenous Performing Arts Festival taking place at the Harbourfront Centre from July 25 – 27, 2017.
Material Witness, is a multi-generational, multi-disciplinary performance/installation project that explores stories of violence, healing and renewal in the lives of Indigenous women. Incorporating stories re-worked and refined by the performers (pictured above) through storyweaving sessions led by Director Muriel Miguel, and set/installation elements developed through the Pulling Threads workshops and Aanmitaagzi’s community-engaged artists, Material Witness will be presented in the Fleck Dance Theatre along with Thomas E.S. Kelly’s (MIS)CONCEIVE starting at 8:00 pm on July 27, 2017.
Tickets for the Thursday evening performances are $20.00, and can be purchased from the Harbourfront Centre on their website or by calling the box office at 416-973-4000.
For more information about the Living Ritual: International Indigenous Perfroming Arts Festival, or to obtain festival passes please visit www.kahawidance.org/living-ritual.
Aanmitaagzi will be hosting a House Concert Open Mic Fundraiser at Big Medicine Studio (161 Couchie Memorial Dr., North Bay, ON) featuring performances from the Serpent People ensemble on June 19, 2017 from 7 – 9 pm in support of our presentation of Material Witness (Co-Produced with Spiderwoman Theater) at the Living Ritual Festival in Toronto on July 27, 2017.
Admission is Pay-What-You-Can, all talent is welcome.
For more information, please contact Aanmitaagzi at 705.474.2227.
Following the performance of Serpent People during Coleman, Lemieux & Compagnie‘s Bright Night’s performance series at The Citadel on June 15 – 17, 2017, Molly Johnson wrote a review of the show for the dance current magazine. You can read her review, “The Shape-Shifting Serpent”, here.