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Explore new Indigenous performance styles grounded in strong cultural teachings and practice with acknowledgement to the land, body and spirit.
The learned choreography will be performed at the WIPCE 2017 closing ceremonies.
Kaha:wi Dance Theatre
CONTEMPORARY DANCE WITH SANTEE SMITH
Santee Smith - Workshop Leader - Choreography - Indigenous Performance
Nation: Kanyen’kehàka - Six Nations of the Grand River Territory
Beez Ngarino Te Waati - Māori Movement, Kapa Haka Theatre
Iwi: Ngati Ranginui, Ngati Pukenga, Ngati Kahu, Ngai te Rangi, Waikato
Nimkii Osawamick - Hoop Dance, Powwow Styles
Nation: Odawa, Wikwemikong, Unceed Reserve located in Manitoulin Island, Wolf Clan
Montana Summers - Workshop Assistant
Nation: Oneida of the Thames
This workshop will include intense warm-ups & energetic choreography.
- some experience in dance, athletic apparel, water bottle, and an open mind
NOTE: Each track must have a minimum of 30 participants registered for the track to run.
“Awaken creativity and potential, acknowledging connections to Indigenous story, song, dance, and movement”