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Raven Spirit Dance has some exciting new projects happening in the coming months!

Artistic Director Michelle Olson is back from her maternity leave, and just concluded performing Gathering Light at the Adaka Festival in the Yukon. This excerpt from RSD’s newsletter:

We have continued to build on our partnership with Presentation House Theatre in North Vancouver and have begun our Fall Artistic residency with them where choreographer Michelle Olson will be re-mounting and re-visioning a piece titled A Northern Journey that will premiere at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa in April 2013!  We will also be developing a new dance/theatre piece for young audiences during our residency time at PHT and look forward to sharing updates this Fall!

Artistic Associate, Starr Muranko, is continuing to research and develop work in partnership with dance artists and cultural advisors in Peru and will be heading down South in December to further delve into this work – researching and exploring the relationship between the South and the North and the Andes mountain range that the Elders in Peru speak of as “the spine of mother earth” that begins in Argentina and reaches up all the way to Alaska.

This Fall we are also continuing a deep period of research between the Dancers of Damelahamid and Raven Spirit Dance that will result in a piece titled Confluence exploring the relationship and methodologies for developing and creating work in both traditional and contemporary Aboriginal dance forms.

And last but not least, we are so excited to be working with the Roundhouse Community Dancers this Fall as part of a 12-week residency where we will be working with these talented community dance artists and sharing Contemporary Aboriginal dance as well as moving towards a sharing of our work together in celebration of the Winter Solstice in December.

For more information check out RSD’s website or Fall newsletter!