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Victoria May

interdisciplinary arts

Victoria May is a dancer, choreographer, and teacher with a career spanning nearly 30 years, and has danced for the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Göteborg’s Danse Kompagni, Danish Dance Theatre, and, as an independent performer, for Danse-Cité, Louise Bédard, Dominique Porte, Barbara Diabo among other artists. She is a citizen of the Manitoba Metis Federation with family and community ties in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. Her most recent choreographic work Kiwaapamitinaawaaw (2020) was presented at the Biennale d’Art Contemporain Autochtone (BACA) at Centre de Création O Vertigo (CCOV). Her project within Alliance focuses on holding and facilitating Métis kitchen table talks (an Indigenous research methodology) and other Indigenous centered gatherings. Victoria believes in the necessity of staying connected to the heartbeat of the collective community through conversation, art-making, circles and ceremony that is based on an exchange of knowledge and experiences through an artistic, embodied Indigenous centered lens.