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. The tenth season runs from Spring 2018 to Fall 2019.
“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 recognizes its responsibility to ensure that Indigenous stories persist on Canadian stages.
MEET THIS SEASON’S
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 developmental stages here.
We acknowledge the support of The Chawkers Foundation.