Animikiig Creators Unit

Now in its tenth season, the Animikiig Creators Unit is a two-year development program for emerging Indigenous creators. The Creators Unit offers Indigenous creators who are in the emerging stage of theatrical creation the chance to develop their craft through individualized development plans and resources under the guidance of professional mentors selected in consultation with the Artistic Director and Program Director. Next session begins in March 2018.

“Animikiig or little thunders are the initial rumblings of something greater, the storm that is to come…”

Animikiig is dedicated to the diversity of Indigenous voices on their journey to production as performance becomes increasingly cross-disciplinary, incorporating music, dance, technology, and performance art. Native Earth Performing Arts recognizes its responsibility to ensure that Indigenous stories persist on Canadian stages.


MEET THE NEW ANIMIKIIG CREATORS:

Jenn Forgie
Frances Koncan
Smith Purdy
Natalie Sappier
Olivia Shortt
Ty Sloane
Quelemia Sparrow

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Diana Belshaw


The first year of the Animikiig Creators Unit will culminate in the performance of an extract of the proposed work at Weesageechak Begins to Dance 31 in November of 2018. Over the following year, individualized development support will be provided for a performance at a dedicated evening at Weesageechak 32 in November 2019. Learn more about the various developmental stages here.


READ ANIMIKIIG’S HISTORY HERE

LEARN ABOUT ANIMIKIIG CREATORS FROM 9TH SEASON


We acknowledge the support of The Chawkers Foundation.