Raven Spirit Dance | IndigeDIV
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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IndigeDIV

 
 
 

IndigeDIV 2017

 
Ashes- Hi-Res SELECT Full copy IndigeDIV is an indigenous led dance and conversation series hosted by Raven Spirit Dance congruent with the Dance Centre’s biennial Dance in Vancouver (DIV). We are in the midst of a groundswell of interest in Aboriginal art in Canada. As conversations around diversity and inclusion, dialogues and changes arise there is excitement and hope about the space being claimed for Aboriginal art. IdigeDIV is an opportunity for Raven Spirit Dance to facilitate the claiming of that space in West Coast dance so that our, our peers, our experiences, our ancestors’ experiences and our children’s experiences are at the forefront of contemporary dance in Vancouver.
 
 
 

Schedule of Events

 
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Keynote: Tanya Lukin-Linklater
Thursday November 23, 3-4pm
Vancouver International Film Centre – 1181 Seymour St, Vancouver

Tanya Lukin-Linklater’s performance collaborations, videos, and installations have been exhibited nationally and internationally. She is compelled by relationships between bodies, histories, poetry, pedagogy, Indigenous conceptual spaces and Indigenous languages, and institutions. Her work has been exhibited and performed at EFA Project Space + Performa, NYC, Museum of Contemporary Art Santiago, Chilé, SBC Gallery, Montreal, Western Front, Vancouver, Images Festival + Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, Remai Modern, Saskatoon, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, and elsewhere.
 
 
 
 
 
Waka promo photo - credit Chris RandleCircle Conversation: Meaningful Engagement – Bone Deep Change
Thursday November 23, 4-530pm
Vancouver International Film Centre – 1181 Seymour St, Vancouver

A leaders and listeners circle discussion where we gather to share ideas around Indigenous-led artistic practice. We will discuss the values our bodies carry into our art, the processes we employ and practice to create, and the existing frameworks in which we present our work.
Panelists: Lindsey Lachance, Joyce Rosario, Cole and Donna Spencer
 
 
 
 
1 NJ 1- Yvonne Chew 900pxFilm Screening: Confluence + Circle Conversation: How you do anything is how you do everything – embedded values
Friday November 24, 4-6pm – Vancouver International Film Centre
1181 Seymour St, Vancouver

Confluence is the gathering of Indigenous women in the rehearsal room, through the creative process we find meaningful connections to build scaffolding in which to hang our thoughts, desires and impulses as Indigenous dance artists. Margaret Grenier, Starr Muranko, Jeanette Kotowich, Michelle Olson and Yvette Nolan came together to research in this shared space. Ulla Laidlaw was invited into this process as film director & camera operator as one of our goals was create a short film on Indigenous process.
 
 

_WDP4623Sharing: Works in Development with Michelle Olson, Jeanette Kotowich, Olivia C. Davies, and Jessica McMann
Saturday November 25, 12-1pm (Public) 3-4pm (Presenters)
KW Studios – 111 West Hastings St, Vancouver

A sharing of, experiencing and witnessing of works that are rooted in teaching and values that resonate with Indigenous worldview. Looking at performance from an Indigenous lens, we can provoke the audiences to question why they see the work, how they see the work and how they see their contribution to the experience of the performance.
 
 
 

FETM- North Van 2Circle Conversation: Creative Process
Saturday November 25, 4-5.30pm
KW Studios – 111 West Hastings St, Vancouver

A leaders and listeners circle discussion where we gather to share ideas around Indigenous-led artistic practice. We will discuss the values our bodies carry into our art, the processes we employ and practice to create, and the existing frameworks in which we present our work.