A NATIVE EARTH & THEATRE PASSE MURAILLE
April 2-5, 2020
The Anishinaabe of Grassy Narrows are resilient. They are stitching their fractured landscapes back together from the impact of mercury poisoning.
Using dance, movement, sound, and storytelling, the Dora-award winning Waawaate Fobister embodies Omaagomaan, a two-spirit being, and a manifestation of the earth and man-made poisons that have seeped into the earth’s crust. A fierce shape-shifter inspired by Anishinaabe mythology, Omaagomaan forces us to reckon with the ways the maanaadizi (ugly) and the onizhishi (beautiful) collide.
Developed at Weesageechak Begins to Dance festival in 2018, Rhubarb Festival 2018, and Banff Centre for the Arts and Creativity: Indigenous Arts.
“Fobister is a dynamic, engaging performer, and you owe it to yourself to listen to his story.” – Mooney on Theatre
“[A] magnetic performer, and his storytelling and characterizations are richly textured.” – The Georgia Straight
Thursday April 2 | 8:00 PM – Opening
Friday April 3 | 8:00 PM
Saturday April 4 | 8:00 PM
Sunday April 5 | 2:00 PM – Relaxed
Weekday General | $25
Weekday Senior, Student, Arts Worker | $20
Weekend General | $30
Weekend Senior, Student, Arts Worker | $25
Header Visual by Mariah Meawasige