Blood, Water, Earth is a part of the Matriarchs Uprising Festival, June 20-22, 2019 presented by O.Dela Arts at The Dance Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia. The performance will be in June 21st @ 8PM.
An embodied incantation Blood, Water, Earth traverses sacred alignment from cosmos to womb to earth. Weaving performance, video and music/song, it channels the ancestral, elemental and the dream world. Highly cinematic, the imagery and energies span the wide range of what is woman: warrior, leader, mother, and huntress. Acknowledging inter-connectedness and shared experiences of Indigenous woman. The performance is inspired by the concepts and imagery from Kaha:wi Dance Theatre’s triptych series on Re-Matriation: Re-Quickening, Blood Tides and Skennen.
Kaha:wi Dance Theatre is touring Santee Smith’s The Mush Hole production in our 2019/2020 Season with stops in Ontario, and Winnipeg, Canada and the United States.
The Mush Hole reflects the realities of the Mohawk Institute residential school experience and offers a compelling way to create dialogue and to heal. The Mush Hole is about survival and intergenerational resilience.
Skén:nen is a post-apocalyptic, post environmental collapse, Indigenous futurism adventure featuring in inter-generational team of collaborators. Themes reflect the Great Law of Peace, Condoling with the land and restoring balance.
Mother Earth moved, stretched her limbs, shook off the dust and decay and resettled. She doesn’t depend on humans…we depend on her. Reset…Balance…Go!
A work for young audiences to premiere in 2020.