EXPLORING ABORIGINAL CULTURE THROUGH THE ARTS
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR MARGO KANE
Proudly located in the traditional unceded territories of the Coast Salish people, Full Circle: First Nations Performance is devoted solely to celebrating the Aboriginal arts.
Full Circle’s flagship, the Talking Stick Festival (TSF), is the only annual multidisciplinary Indigenous arts festival in North America. A gathering place for all Nations, it encompasses 12 days of local, national, and international performances in dance, theatre, visual arts, film, music, storytelling, and any combination thereof.
This year, the TSF is proud to feature Sokalo—a powerhouse of dance, music, and song performed by world-renowned Québécois percussive dancers, [ZØGMA], who’ll share their urban heritage and cultural diversity inspirations through this intense, rhythmic work. From the Yukon, Gwaandak Theatre will bring Map of the Land, Map of the Stars, the story of how the gold rush and the Alaska Highway changed connections between land and sky told through theatre, dance, and music. For youth and family audiences, Vancouver-based Raven Spirit Dance will present their visually stunning Salmon Girl.
Other season highlights include the annual Celebration Powwow, a Métis Kitchen Party, and late night music. Keep your eye out for Indian Acts—year-round pop-up programming that serves as a platform for whatever is new and “now,” including staged read- ings, musical concerts, dance performances, and works in development. Don’t miss these unique opportunities to discover and explore Aboriginal culture through the arts!
Talking Stick is a rare window into a world of rich history and cutting-edge art. –Remy Scalza, Inside Vancouver
TALKING STICK FESTIVAL
February 14–25, 2018
Dialogue, workshops, and networking sessions
INDIAN ACTS/ KNOWLEDGE SHARING
Year-round Workshops, masterclasses, and talking circles
MOCCASIN TREK: ARTS ON THE MOVE!
September 2017–October 2018
ABORIGINAL ENSEMBLE PROGRAM
Interactive workshops, storytelling, and professional training on tour throughout B.C.
QWUM QWUM SNOW-I-ITH (STRONG TEACHINGS)
Interactive workshops, storytelling, field trip program, subsidized community tickets, poster design and colouring contests.