Raven Spirit Dance | Northern Journey
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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Northern Journey

 

photo credit: Chris Randle

photo credit: Chris Randle

Northern Journey is a contemporary dance performance inspired by the land we carry inside of us. This internal landscape carves out the pathways that lead to our animal instinct and lead us to images that hold our human experience. This duet follows a trail back into memory, personal and collective history and gathers the remnants that will help us move forward.
 
Choreography by Michelle Olson
in collaboration with performers Jeanette Kotowich and Brian Solomon
Sound Design: Wayne Lavallee
Lighting Design: John Carter
Dramaturgy: Su-Feh Lee
Costume Design: Jules Francisco
Length: 20 minutes
 
 
Choreographer’s Statement:
“I have been carrying this material for over ten years and it has never felt like the stone that has been thrown into the water and settled on the riverbed. I keep on turning the stone around in my hand, not ready to let it go. There is some mystery, some haunting still that this piece has for me. I also feel that the piece has been waiting for me…waiting for me to grow up…waiting for me to attune more to my instincts and intuitions…waiting for me to widen my field of perception. And now it is ready to be done, ready to have its ghosts released that are trapped inside.”
 
Watch 5 min excerpt
 
 

 
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