Matriarchs Uprising Indigenous Women Dancing Stories of Transformation
O.Dela Arts presents
Indigenous Women Dancing Stories of Transformation
June 20-22, 2019
Curated by Olivia C. Davies and supported through The Dance Centre’s Artist-in-Residence program.
A weekend of performances and events focusing on women in the arts, and dance works by contemporary Indigenous female artists.
Thursday June 20 | 7pm @ 8EAST, 8 East Pender Street
Doors at 6:30
Cheyenne Rain LeGrande (Canada) + Mariaa Randall (Australia)
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 Yaegle people of New South Wales, and has choreographed with companies and artists including Jacob Boehme (Blood on the Dance Floor) and Ilbijerri Theatre Company.
Nehiyaw Isko is a performance by Nehiyaw Isko emerging artist Cheyenne Rain LeGrande, in which she explores her body in relation to institutional space.
Running time: 70 minutes + intermission | Post-show artist talkback
8 East Pender St.