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.

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

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

from Buddies in Bad Times’ Rhubarb Festival by Dahlia Katz

Co-presented with

Header Visual by Mariah Meawasige