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- Turtle Island -

Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance is grateful to the Canada Council for the Arts for the opportunity to bring the rigorous conversations from our partnership with Debajehmujig Storytellers and National Arts Centre English Theatre during The Cycle: Indigenous Theatre across Turtle Island.

Stops along the way:

Vancouver, BC January 21st, 2016
Ottawa, ON February 13th, 2016
Montreal June 6th, 2016
Dieppe, NB June 17th, 2016

Stay tuned for more details!

Indigenous performance is on the rise as witnessed by the Indigenous Body Of Work, an impressive list of over 350 works and counting. Come witness a conversation between emerging and established Indigenous performing artists as they grapple with aesthetics and ideas critical to their practice.

Inspired by “The Cycle”, a collaboration between the National Arts Centre English Theatre, Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance (IPAA) and Debajehmujig Storytellers, this exchange places Indigenous leaders at the centre of performance exploration.

Join us as we explore the Indigenous Body Of Work with local leaders of Indigenous performance.

This event is facilitated by Cole Alvis (Métis-Irish) the Executive Director of the Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance.

Check out Cole Alvis’ interview on the PuSh website:
http://pushfestival.ca/indigenous-performance-reaches-critical-mass-an-interview-with-cole-alvis-by-joyce-rosario/

Some press from our Montreal Event: https://trahir.wordpress.com/2016/06/07/lemieux-offta-2/massecritique/

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Upcoming events

New Brunswick – Critical Mass
June 17, 2017
Indigenous Performance Reaches Critical Mass - New Brunswick -Dieppe, NB- Indigenous Performance Reaches Critical Mass conversation this Friday, June 17th 1:30pm – 3:30pm in Dieppe, NB Confirmed local leaders include:...
Indigenous Performance Reaches Critical Mass
June 6, 2017
  -Montreal, QC- Indigenous Performance Reaches Critical Mass Monument National June 6 11am – 1pm Witness a conversation between emerging and established Indigenous performing artists as they grapple with aesthetics and...
2017 Paprika Festival
May 22, 2017
2017 Paprika Festival May 22 to 28 at the Aki Studio in Regent Park, in Partnership with Native Earth Performing Arts LOCATION All Festival performances take place or begin inside...
The Witch of Niagara
May 4, 2017
The Witch of Niagara Where: Helen Gardiner Phelan Playhouse, 79A St. George StreetWhen: May 4 to May 7, 2017Show times: May 4 - 7:00PM             ...
Ktahkomiq
April 28, 2017
Ktahkomiq 27 April  | 7 pm  at the Maison de la culture Frontenac 28 April  | 8:00 pm at the Maison de la culture Frontenac  4 May  |  8 pm at the...