Omaagomaan

A NATIVE EARTH & THEATRE PASSE MURAILLE
CO-PRESENTATION

April 2-5, 2020
Aki Studio

SPECIAL SEASON OFFER

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.


CREDITS
Choreography & Performance by Waawaate Fobister
Direction & Dramaturgy by Troy Emery Twigg
Sound Design & Composition by Marc Meriläinen
Costume Design by Sage Paul
Lighting & Projections Design by jaymez


from Rhubard Festival by Dahlia Katz
from Buddies in Bad Times’ Rhubarb Festival by Dahlia Katz

“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


DANCE PACKAGE: 2 SHOWS FOR $45*
Includes one ticket to each of the following productions:
Omaagomaan by Waawaate Fobister
Maggie & Me: A Healing Dance by Christine Friday

*Regular single tickets are $25-$30. Price include HST.

SEASON BUNDLE: 4 SHOWS FOR $80*
Includes one ticket to each of the following productions:
This Is How We Got Here by Keith Barker 
Omaagomaan by Waawaate Fobister
Maggie & Me: A Healing Dance by Christine Friday

Sir John A by Drew Hayden Taylor

*Regular single tickets are $25-$30. Price include HST.

ADD WEESAGEECHAK 32 FESTIVAL PASS FOR $50**!
Full W32 artist line-up will be announced in August 1, 2019.
**Festival Pass is available until October 20, 2019. Regular price is $60. Price include HST.

ONLY AVAILABLE UNTIL DECEMBER 31, 2019.


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Header Visual by Mariah Meawasige