In 1992, Margo Kane established Full Circle First Nation Performance with the following images in mind: full gathering (all races, cultures, communities, perspectives); completeness, inclusiveness, wholeness; contingent resolutions; and perpetual movement (no beginning, no ending). Full Circle provides an environment that fosters the development of skills, ideas, exploration, and collaboration.
The ensemble members are dancers, singers, actors, clowns, writers, and musicians. Margo Kane conducts collaborative workshops that become research and training projects for all participants. Full Circle’s skilled and talented artists are excellent creative ambassadors for Aboriginal communities and valuable role models for emerging Native artists. Throughout the company’s history, many have moved on to practice as actors, performing artists, musicians, visual artists, and writers in mainstream theatre in Canada.
Since 2001, Full Circle hosts the annual Talking Stick Festival in Vancouver, BC. This festival provides an unique showcase and forum for talented Aboriginal artists, and introduces both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal audiences to contemporary Aboriginal artistic practice.