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March Workshops - A Shifting Landscape

November 23, 2017 | Are you presenting Indigenous performing artists? Or do you want to start presenting them? And you want to do that appropriately? A Shifting Landscape can help you!

France Trépanier and Chris Creighton-Kelly

The Canadian arts environment is changing. This is the result of many factors, some of which are: the resilient renaissance of Indigenous artists; the cultural waves from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action; new funding programs at the Canada Council for the Arts and a growing, sustained interest in Indigenous performance coming from multiple arts audiences — both Indigenous and non-Indigenous.

A Shifting Landscape is a practical, intensive, day-long journey, looking at presenting the work of Indigenous performing artists. Using four modules throughout the day, France and Chris delve into the complex issues of colonial history, presenting protocols and Indigenous performance practices — both customary and contemporary.

They will facilitate sometimes difficult, small group discussions and workshop exercises that elaborate current concepts such as conciliation/reconciliation, Indigeneity, decolonization and Indigenous artistic sovereignty.

What do all these terms actually mean when it comes to the performing arts?

Tuesday, March 20th - Moncton, NB - Capitol Theatre

Thursday, March 22nd - Halifax, NS - Atlantica Hotel

Saturday, March 24th - St. John's, NL - LSPU Hall, Second Space

Registration will open through Ticketpro in the new year.

About France Trépanier and Chris Creighton-Kelly:

France Trépanier is a visual artist, curator and researcher of Kanien’kéha:ka and French ancestry, who is currently Aboriginal curator at Open Space Arts in Victoria BC. France is also co-chair of the Indigenous Program Council at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.

Chris Creighton-Kelly is an interdisciplinary artist, writer and cultural critic born in the UK with South Asian/British roots. Chris also works as an arts consultant for governments, cultural institutions and arts organizations.

Together they are co-directing Primary Colours/Couleurs primaires, a national 3-year initiative (2016 to 2018) which seeks to place Indigenous art practices at the centre of the Canadian art system.

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