the NDN way

a Brian Solomon Electric Moose production

March 30 – April 1, 2017
Thursday – Saturday 9 PM
Aki Studio

Presented in partnership with Dancemakers

Interpreted by Brian Solomon and Mariana Medellin-Meinke

In 1974, a budding artist created her first CBC documentary after finding inspiration in the synthesis of the Cree world views by Ron Evans. Inspired by the same original recording of the Cree storyteller, Solomon’s the NDN way re-imagines, remixes and interprets these philosophies about medicine teachings, pipe ceremonies, sweat lodges and death in a highly theatrical, visual art-warp.

Running time is approximately 60 minutes
There is no intermission.


$40 Double Bill includes light breaking brokenpurchase online.
Single Tickets to the NDN way are $25.

Tickets can also be purchased by phone at 416-531-1402.
Thursday-Saturday at 9:00 pm.

Purchases made online or by telephone are by credit card only.
At the door payments accepted by cash, debit, VISA and Mastercard.

More information on ticket pick-up here.

Multiple Dora and Gemini Award nominated Brian Solomon is of Anishnaabe and Irish descent, from the Northern Ontario village Shebanoning-Killarney. He is a graduate of the School of Toronto Dance Theatre, and holds a MA of performance from the Laban Center. Solomon has presented his works across Canada, Berlin, Ingolstadt, Bamberg, Amsterdam and London. Solomon has performed for a multitude of choreographers and companies across Canada, the US and Europe. He has also taught for several arts institutions and companies, including one of Europe’s foremost universities for acting, H.F.S. Ernst Busch (Berlin).
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Mariana is of mixed Indigenous descent from Mexico. She moved to Canada for her dance studies in 2000 and has trained in ballet at La Escuela Superior de Musica y Danza (INBA) and The Quinte Ballet School, and contemporary dance at The School of Toronto Dance Theatre. Mariana is part of The Dietrich Group, Dusk Dances Core Ensemble, Hogtown, Kaha:wi Dance Theatre, Monster Feelings and has worked for Trish Beatty, Danny Grossman Dance Company, Tino Sehgal’s The Kiss at the AGO, among others. Her work is heavily based on improvisation and experiments with the public. Some of these have been presented at the Allende Arts Festival, Dancemakers, fFIDA, A Choreographer’s Ball, Series 8:08, and others.



A DanceWorks CoWorks Series Event


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