Raven Spirit Dance | Salmon Girl
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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Salmon Girl

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Produced by Raven Spirit Dance in partnership with Presentation House Theatre
Premiered January 2017

Salmon Girl explores the world of water and salmon. Through theatre, dance, music and puppetry, this piece for all ages follows the journey of a young girl into this magical world. A visually stunning work that shares a First Nations perspective on the importance of Salmon.
Choreographer Michelle Olson from the Tr’ondek Hwech’in First Nation and playwright Quelemia Sparrow from the Musquem First Nation bring together their respective cultural perspectives and stories to create a piece that is both meaningful and delightful to all audiences.
Suitable for family audience’s ages 6+
Directed by: Quelemia Sparrow
Choreographed by: Michelle Olson
Designers: Brad Trenaman (lighting), Kate De Lorme (sound), Jessica Oostergo (costume), Shizuka Kai (set)
Link to online press: North Shore News /// La Source
Praise for Salmon Girl
The production elements of Salmon Girl were all brought together with great care, making complex themes simple and accessible for the intended audiences.
-Margaret Grenier – Executive & Artistic Director-Dancers of Damelahamid
Salmon Girl invites us to tap into the traditional wisdom of the salmon with the innocence and playfulness of a child’s heart and mind.
-Martine Kleissen- Event Coordinator
The students enjoyed it & were quite entertained. I feel they took away a First Nations perspective as well as consideration for the environment & human impact on it.
-Suzanne Seward – Gr. 3 teacher – Westview, North Vancouver