Matriarchs Uprising at 8EAST
Indigenous Women Dancing Stories of Transformation
Mariaa Randall (Australia) + Cheyenne Rain LeGrande (Canada)
Thursday June 20 | 7pm
8EAST, 8 East Pender Street, Vancouver, BC
In Painting the Dance, Mariaa Randall creates her world with one step, one gesture, one movement. Linking country to stories and stories to country, she creates a world that reflects her, that she can be seen in. A place where her image is controlled by her. Mariaa belongs to the Bundjalung and Yaegl people of New South Wales, and has choreographed with companies and artists including Jacob Boehme (Blood on the Dance Floor) and Ilbijerri Theatre Company.
Pimiy in the Nehiyaw language means oil. In this work, Nehiyaw Isko emerging artist Cheyenne Rain LeGrande is thinking and working through ideas around oil and the environment. This work is also a response to her Nimâmâ, Connie LeGrande, who sings and hums into a drum. Her voice vibrating as it hits the drum and then she moves into spoken word.
Running time: 70 minutes + intermission | Post-show artist talkback
This performance includes nudity.
Capacity is limited.
Tickets: $30 - $22 --- limited number of community tix available - please PM Olivia C. to request code
8 East Pender St. (x street Carrall)