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Floyd Favel

The University of Toronto’s Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies; Jackman Humanities Institute; and Centre for Indigenous Studies are pleased to present Poundmaker Cree Playwright and Director Floyd Favel who will facilitate experiential workshops in the unique theatre-making process he has developed --Native Performance Culture (NpC).

Mr. Favel describes Native Performance Culture as the development of a process “that reduces Native songs and dances to bare essentials, a process that links us to, and leads us from, the sources of this country, our life and the ancestors” (69). It is a process that plunges us into deep time where, as artists and scholars, we might locate ourselves “sitting at the feet of the ancestors” (Favel 63). And it is perhaps through processes such as this, we might begin to devise works that will build a legacy of truth and conciliation for future generations in this land we now call Canada.

Workshop 1: October 26, 6-9pm - Luella Massey Studio Theatre
Workshop 2: October 27, 6-9pm - Luella Massey Studio Theatre


Spots are limited so make sure your register for the workshop in advance. These workshops are meant to be taken together, however single day attendance will be allowed for Workshop 1 only.

Those just wishing to observe are asked to contact

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