the NDN way

a Brian Solomon Electric Moose production

March 30 – April 1, 2017

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.

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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She’s a Mestizo artist of Mexican descent. The focus of her studies are in classical ballet and contemporary performance art. Mariana is an interpreter, creator, street artist and her artistic path is overall influenced by social and cultural understanding. Her main concern is to expand the art viewer demographics and to question value systems. She’s created art via performance, dance, installation in México, Canada, Palestine, Jordan and Germany. She has developed artistic and life-long relationships with Brian Solomon (Anishnaabe/Irish), Daina Ashbee (Cree/Dutch), Jumana Dabis (Palestinian), and with The Dietrich Group-D.A. Hoskins. Mariana is a Dora Award recipient.


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