ANIMIKIIG TRAINING PROGRAM
In an evening of excerpts, Native Earth will introduce audiences to a new generation of creators from the Animikiig Training Program, including choreographers, opera librettists and playwrights from across Canada.
Aria Evans works in film and dance. Drawing on her experiences as a woman of mixed race, she captures meaningful social and cultural themes in her interactive art. Worked with Kaha:wi Dance Theatre, Tribe Called Red and Amanda Rheaume.
Cathy Elliott’s (Mi’kmaq) career spans over 30 years across Canada. Her play Aluasa’sit was read at the 28th Weesageechak and her musical The Talking Stick was the first all-Indigenous musical in Charlottetown Festival’s history.
Celeste Sansregret was born in Winnipeg’s legendary North End. Writer, performer, producer, director, dramaturge and teacher, she has appeared in over 30 plays and numerous films. Sansregret has also written for film, and television.
Ian Cusson is a Canadian composer and pianist. Of Métis and French Canadian descent, his work explores the history of the Métis people, the hybridity of mixed-racial identity, and the intersection of Western and Indigenous cultures.
Sarah Gartshore is an emerging Ojibway playwright from St. Joseph Island who lives in Sudbury. Her play Survivance received development support with Pat The Dog Theatre Creation and was workshopped in Stratford with Muriel Miguel.
Suzanne Keeptwo, Métis from Québec, is a multi-faceted creative artist of Algonkin (Kitchesipirini)/French & Irish descent. She is a professional educator, writer, editor, and journalist, and passionate advocate for indigenous rights and cultural sensitivity.
Yolanda Bonnell is an emerging performer and playwright of Ojibwe and South Asian descent, hailing from Fort William First Nation Indian Reserve in Thunder Bay. She received the Board of Governor’s Achievement Award at Humber College.
Tuesday November 15 @ 7:30 PM | Aki Studio | Tickets $15