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Welcome to Indian Country

20 + 21 janv., 20h

Welcome to Indian Country presents a selection of Indigenous artists from within Indigenous territory widely known as the Island of Montreal. In marking the anniversaries of Canada 150 and Montreal 375, curator Lara Kramer, an Oji-Cree (Ojibwe and Cree) choreographer and performer, would like to acknowledge and pay respect to all nations of Turtle Island.

The featured artists of Welcome to Indian Country create a collective impact reflecting our diverse communities, stories, songs and voices. Working in both traditional and contemporary forms, we witness the change, regrowth and transformation of Indigenous identity. With the long standing history of Eurocentric ideologies determining what is Indian, these artists’ works are grounded in self-determination that reclaim personal autonomy and history, and are an expression of identity that recognize the colonial effect while remaining connected to Indigenous experiences. A movement towards the future while addressing the past. Performance and visual art, film, video, and dance.

ECLECTIK, MAI’s annual multidisciplinary event, moves to its new home in January – opening rather than closing the latter half of each season, signifying a beginning rather than an end.

MC: Jimmy Blais
Mohawk ceremony by Kevin Deer
Opening remarks by Charles Bender

Daina Ashbee : chorégraphe et interprète
Jeff Barnaby : artiste multidisciplinaire et cinéaste
Buffalo Hat Singers : collectif de chanteurs de powwow contemporain
Marco Collin : comédien
Soleil Launière : artiste interdisciplinaire
Caroline Monnet : artiste multidisciplinaire
Emilie Monnet : artiste interdisciplinaire
Lara Kramer : chorégraphe et interprète
Taqralik Partridge : chanteuse de gorge et auteure
Kathia Rock : auteure-compositrice-interprète

Performances : 20 + 21 janvier

20 $ Tarif Eclecik


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