Date: March 27 - April 11
NIGHTWOOD THEATRE AND NATIVE EARTH PERFORMING ARTS PRESENT: A Digital Experience Curated by New Harlem Productions
Embodying Power and Place
Launching Saturday, March 27, 2021 and available until Sunday, April 11, 2021.
Register for free at www.embodyingpowerandplace.com to view all 12 works.
In 2019, the federal commission on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls released their final report, Reclaiming Power and Place. In 2020 over a dozen artists from a wide range of disciplines were commissioned by New Harlem Productions to read and respond to specific chapters of the report. This digital iteration of Embodying Power and Place offers twelve audio-visual works that seek to honour the missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, Trans, and Two-Spirit people, and strives to create a sacred space in which to reflect, heal, and find renewed hope.
CREATED BY Janet Antone, Reneltta Arluk, Tara Beagan, Yolanda Bonnell, Darla Contois, Deborah Courchene, Aria Evans, Eekwol Lindsay Knight, Jessica Lea Fleming, Falen Johnson, Émilie Monnet, Yvette Nolan, Michelle Olson, Natalie Sappier, jaye simpson, and Aqua Nibii Waawaaskone
DIRECTED BY Cole Alvis, Jessica Carmichael, and Katie German
PERFORMED BY Cole Alvis, Reneltta Arluk, Tara Beagan, Samantha Brown, Eekwol Lindsay Knight, Monique Mojica, Joelle Peters, Tara Sky, and Michaela Washburn
SOUND DESIGN AND COMPOSITION BY Olivia Shortt and Cosette Pin
MULTIMEDIA INTERPRETATIONS BY Patuo'kn (Kaylyn and Kassiday Bernard)
VIDEO EDITED BY Carr Sapier
TECHNICAL DIRECTED BY B.C. Batty
COMPANY MANAGEMENT BY Naz Afsahi
WITH SUPPORT FROM Elder Pauline Shirt
All performances are free to access, though we encourage donations to the following organizations:
Anduhyaun Inc. - http://anduhyaun.org/
A not-for-profit, charitable agency founded to create culturally-inclusive, safe spaces for women and their children at various stages of life.
Native Women’s Association of Canada – https://www.nwac.ca/
An aggregate of Indigenous women’s organizations across Canada, advocating for Indigenous women, girls and gender diverse people.
It Starts with Us – http://itstartswithus-mmiw.com/
A community initiative that was founded to honour and document the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, Trans, and Two-Spirited people.
New Harlem Productions is grateful for the support of the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts.
Posted by: Nightwood Theatre and Native Earth Performing Arts
For more information: https://www.embodyingpowerandplace.com