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 the premiere company in Western Canada devoted solely to developing and celebrating the Aboriginal arts. Each year, Full Circle packs a full roster of culture and entertainment into 12 short months!
Now in its 16th year, the Talking Stick Festival is the only annual multidisciplinary Aboriginal arts festival in Turtle Island (the Aboriginal name for North America). A gathering place for all Nations, the festival features over 300 artists in over 50 performances across 12 days showcasing local, national, and international performances in dance, theatre, visual arts, video and film, music, storytelling, and any combination thereof.
Established 14 years ago, Full Circle’s Aboriginal Ensemble Program offers project-based, collaborative, apprentice-style training for artists across disciplines. Rooted in cultural traditions, it encourages artists to speak in their own “voice.” See Full Circle Ensemble members on stages across the country and around the world.
Keep your eye on the website for Indian Acts—year-round pop-up programming that serves as a platform for whatever is new and “now,” including staged readings, musical concerts, dance performances, and works in development.
Committed to taking arts back into the community, Moccasin Trek: Arts on the Move! brings interactive workshops and storytelling into classrooms, gymnasiums, and community centres across British Columbia. Every year, Full Circle jigs, hip-hops, powwows, and slams some poetry with over 10,000 young people through this innovative program.
Exploring Aboriginal culture through the arts is what you can truly expect from Full Circle.
TALKING STICK FESTIVAL
February 16–26, 2017
IYÁ7YULH: INDUSTRY SERIES
Dialogue, workshops, and networking sessions: an open invitation to artists, presenters, and communities interested in programming Indigenous arts
INDIAN ACTS / KNOWLEDGE SHARING
Popping up year round!
Workshops, master classes, talking circles
Venues and times: Check online
MOCCASIN TREK: ARTS ON THE MOVE!
September 2016–October 2017
ABORIGINAL ENSEMBLE PROGRAM
Interactive workshops and storytelling on tour throughout BC. Professional training for emerging and established artists.
QWUM QWUM SNOW-I-ITH (STRONG TEACHINGS)
Interactive workshops and storytelling, community subsidized tickets program, field trip program, poster design, and colouring contests.