hanako hoshimi-caines, elisa harkins & zoë poluch

September 12 to 14, 2022


© Mathieu-Verreaul

Tiotia:ke / Mooniyang / Montreal, Stockholm, Tulsa


Presented in Cherokee, Muscogee & English

September 12, 2022: 7:30 pm

September 13, 2022: 7:30 pm

September 14, 2022: 7:30 pm

Radio III / ᎦᏬᏂᏍᎩ ᏦᎢ is the first collaboration between Hanako Hoshimi-Caines, Zoë Poluch et Elisa Harkins. It is an Indigenous futuristic concert, a beautiful and uncomfortable dance performance, and a perverse triangle of shifting power that seeks to be unfaithful to both minimalism and postmodern dance’s claims to so-called “neutrality.”

This choreography in the expanded field haunts the recognizable toolbox of abstraction, form, repetition, and pattern by striving to make visible that which has been kept invisible and illegible in colonial systems of aesthetics.

Within Radio III / ᎦᏬᏂᏍᎩ ᏦᎢ, there are many references to the number 3: there are 3 performers, the piece has 3 sections, and there are 3 duets, one being a triplet. Created and developed on the Muscogee Reservation, in Stockholm, Sweden, and in Montréal, Québec, the piece brings together components and concerns that inform an interdisciplinary and counter-colonial approach to performance.

Talkback with the artists after the September 13th performance — Hosted by Moe Clark.

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With and by : Hanako Hoshimi-Caines, Zoë Poluch and Elisa Harkins | Music by: Elisa Harkins | Produced by: Hanako Hoshimi-Caines and Zoë Poluch | Lighting Design : Paul Chambers | Costumes : Jade Tong Cuong | International Representation and Production: Norberg Management | Production coordinator: Tiera Joly Pavelich | Technical Direction: Öykü Önder | Sound: Joel Lavoie | Rehearsal Direction: Justin De Luna | Conversation partners: Ivanie Aubin-Malo, Maria Kefirova, k.g. Guttman, James Goddard, Katie Ward | Coproduction partners : MAI, MDT, Dance Victoria.

Made possible with the support of :

Conseil des Arts du Canada, Kulturrådet/Swedish Arts Council,

Swedish Arts Grants Committee, Tulsa Artist Fellowship, The Stable and the Agora de la Danse.