Raven Spirit Dance | Company CV
Raven Spirit Dance creates, develops and produces exceptional contemporary dance that is rooted in both a traditional and contemporary Aboriginal worldview.
dance, aboriginal, vancouver, british columbia, first nations, creativity, artistic, movement, culture, indigenous, contemporary
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Company CV

 
Northern Journey
Choreography: Michelle Olson
Music Composition: Wayne Lavallee
Performers: Jeanette Kotowich & Brian Soloman

 
Past Performances
– Dancing on the Edge July 3 & 4, 2014
– Ch’odza: She is Dancing – Talking Stick Festival
– Vancouver BC – February 28, 2014 – Vancouver International Dance Festival – March 22 & 23, 2013
 
Frost Exploding Trees Moon
Choreography: Floyd Favel & Michelle Olson
Music: Kelly Daniels/ Meewasin Oma
Performed by: Michelle Olson or Jeanette Kotowich

 
Past Performances
– Wascana Rehabilitation Centre – Regina, SK – October 21, 2014
– Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company – IPAA Intertribal Gathering – Saskatoon, SK – October 18, 2014
– Yukon Riverside Arts Festival – Dawson City, YK – August 2014
– Art on the Spot – Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – Vancouver, BC – November 23, 2013
– Spirit Within Festival – Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre – Squamish, BC – September 29, 2013
– Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre – Dawson City, YK – Summer Season 2012 & 2013
– Moosehide Gathering – Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation, YK – July 2012
– Dance Centre Open House – Scotiabank Dance Centre- Vancouver, BC – September 2012
– On The Cusp – Talking Stick Festival – The Vancouver East Cultural Centre – February 2012
– Come and Dance: An Aboriginal Dance Festival – The Dance Centre – November 17, 2011
– Dusk Dances – Dancing on the Edge – Vancouver, BC – July 2011
– BC Buds – Firehall Arts Centre – Vancouver, BC – May 2011
 
Gathering Light
Choreographer: Michelle Olson
Dramaturgy: Su-Feh Lee and Alejandro Ronceria
Composer: Francois Houle
Vocals: Michelle St. John
Costume Designer: Alison Roy
Lighting Designer: David DeGrow
Performed by: Karissa Barry, Julia Carr, Michelle Olson and Kimberly Tuson

 
Past Performances
– KIAC (Klondike Institute of Art & Culture) – Old Fellows Hall – Dawson City, YK – July 2012
– Adaka Cultural Festival – Whitehorse, YK – July 2012
– Canada Dance Festival – La Nouvelle Scene – Ottawa, ON – June 2012
– Presentation House Theatre – North Vancouver, BC – June 2012
– Rubaboo Arts Festival – Catalyst Theatre – Edmonton, AB – June 2012
– Dance Allsorts – The Roundhouse – Vancouver, BC – April 2011
– Dancing on the Edge – The Chapel – Vancouver, BC – July 2010
– Weesageechak Begins to Dance – Native Earth – Toronto ON – Jan 27, 2010
– Noon Dance Series – The Dance Centre – Vancouver BC – Sept. 24, 2009
– Talking Stick Festival – Vancouver BC – Feb 11, 2009
 
Ashes on the Water by Quelemia Sparrow and Noah Drew
Choreographers: Michelle Olson and Kimberly Tuson
Co-produced by Raven Spirit Dance and Neworld Theatre
Commissioned by Neworld Theatre
Performed by: Dania Ashbee, Julia Carr, Tasha Faye- Evans, Jeanette Kotowich, Kath-
leen McDonagh, &
Kimberly Tuson

 
Past Performance
– Dancing on the Edge -Vancouver, BC – July 201
 
Songs of Shär Cho
Chorography & Performance by: Michell Olson & Kimberly Tuson

 
Past Performances
– What the Land Remembers – Yukon First Nations (2010 Cultural Olympiad) – February 2010
– Candance Indigenous Grasslands Tour – Regina, Montreal, & Vancouver – March 2008
– Yukon Government Conference – Whitehorse, YK – September 2005
– Moosehide Gathering – Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation – August 2005
– Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre – Dawson City, YK – Summer 2000,2003 & 2005
– Dance Allsorts – The Roundhouse – Vancouver, BC – April 2004
– Dance in Vancouver – The Dance Centre – Vancouver, BC – February 2000
 
Ta’wan
Choreography by: Michelle Olson

 
Past Performance
– Coal Harbour Community Centre – Vancouver, BC – April 26 & 27, 2008
 
Evening in Paris
Chorography: Michelle Olson
Directed by: Muriel Miguel

 
Past Performances
– Weesageechak Begins to Dance – Native Earth – Toronto, ON – October 11, 2007
– Firehall Arts Centre – Vancouver, BC – September 26-29, 2007
– Galliano Community Centre (Lecture Demonstration) – Galliano Island, BC – October 14, 2006
– Fathom labs workshop – Galliano Island, BC – October 6-14, 2006
– Nozhem First Peoples Performance Space – Trent University – March, 1-4, 2006
– Fathom labs workshop – Galliano Island, BC- November 2005
– Red Rhythms Conference – Riverside, California – May 2004
– AlterNative Currents – Native Earth – Toronto, ON – February 2004
 
Luk T’äga Näche
Choreography by: Michelle Olson

Past Performances
– Equinox Arts Festival – Whitehorse, YK – September, 2006
– Dänojà Cultural Centre – Dawson City, YK – Summer 2006, 2007
– International Dance Festival – Vancouver, BC – March 22, 2007
– Canada Winter Games – Whitehorse, YK – February 28, 2007
– Renfrew Community Moon Festival – Vancouver, BC – October 7, 2006
– Performance & Creation Conference – Whitehorse,YK – September 29, 2006
 
Raven Restores the Sun to the Sky
Choreography: Michelle Olson

 
Past Performances
-BC and Yukon School Tour – March – May 2003
-Yukon Storytelling Festival – Whitehorse, YK – May 2002
-Dancing on the Edge Festival – Vancouver, BC – July 2001