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EDGE TWO

Kâ- Nîmihitot Atayohkan | resonance  |  Jeanette Kotowich

Kwan Yin  |  Ziyian Kwan/Lihuen Kwan | Dumb Instrument Dance

Stuck | Emotional Houdini  |  Tara Cheyenne/Allison Beda | Tara Cheyenne Performance/A Muse Productions

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Kâ- Nîmihitot Atayohkan | resonance

Jeanette Kotowich

Vancouver

I create work that references protocol, ritual and my relationship to the natural/spiritual world, which is born out of my desire to reflect a Métis cultural narrative within the context of contemporary Indigenous dance performance. Through holistic and expansive approaches, I aim to create work that is timeless; that contains expressions of the ancient, contemporary and Indigenous futurism. My practice is both intergenerational and vocational; it’s a living and lived experience. Focusing on land-based research and creation, I infuse performance with ancestral knowledge.

Jeanette resides in the unceded, ancestral territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Watuth) First Nations. Vancouver, Turtle Island.

 

Kâ- Nîmihitot Atayohkan

Running Time: 3 mins 25 sec

Nêhiyawehwin (Cree) for Dancing Spirit or She who dances the Spirit. A Cree elder gifted me with this title: Nêhiyawehwin (Cree) for Dancing Spirit or She who dances the Spirit. Transcending urban landscape and Spirit. Kinanâskomitin.

Previously presented by Small Stage May 2020

Music: do Pimienta – Humano (El Búho Remix)

 

resonance

Running Time: 4 mins 7 secs

Created on unceded & ancestral xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) territory, in Pacific Spirit Park. This process really made me reflect on directing and editing my own work. After much consideration and many options, the nature of this work wanted to be just that… Nature. Natural and raw at its essence. Allowing for the dance, impulse, image, rhythm, and embodiment to inhabit the environment and visa-versa. I created a natural sound score extracted from the video clips and added some subtle musical support from selected Tanya Tagaq works. Kinanâskomitin.

Previously presented by Small Stage May 2020

 

Choreographer/Performer/Videographer/Video Editor: Jeanette Kotowich

Music: Qiujaviit – Tanya Tagaq & As the Day Goes By – Sounds from the Ground and Tanya Tagaq

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Jeanette Kotowich

Kwan Yin

Ziyian Kwan/Lihuen Kwan | Dumb Instrument Dance

Vancouver

Kwan Yin was created by Ziyian Kwan with her father Lihuen Kwan and cellist Peggy Lee in 2017. The work is inspired by the Chinese Bodhisattva of Compassion, who had origins in India before travelling to China to become Kwan Yin. Nowadays, you might see her as a porcelain figurine or plastic car ornament. Ziyian and her father invited Kwan Yin into their creative process, sourcing her Sanskrit mantra to engage with the ’emptiness’ nature of being. In so doing, they found grace in an otherwise tempestuous familial relationship. Both father and daughter are pleased to share a short video for this year’s Dancing On The Edge.

Choreographers: Ziyian Kwan, Lihuen Kwan

Performers: Ziyian Kwan, Lihuen Kwan, Peggy Lee

Composer: Peggy Lee

Lighting Designer: James Proudfoot

Video Capture: David Cooper

Running Time: 7 mins

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Ziyian Kwan/Lihuen Kwan | Dumb Instrument Dance

Stuck | Emotional Houdini

Tara Cheyenne/Allison Beda | Tara Cheyenne Performance/A Muse Productions

Vancouver

These two short films are “work in progress” segments of what will be a larger video-based artwork entitled I CAN’T REMEMBER THE WORD FOR “I CAN’T REMEMBER” which is adapted from Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg’s one-woman stage show I CAN’T REMEMBER THE WORD FOR “I CAN’T REMEMBER”.

 

Stuck

World Premiere

Running Time: 2 mins 47 secs

 

Emotional Houdini

British Columbia Premiere

Running Time: 2 mins 45 secs

 

Choreographer/Performer/Hair & Make-Up: Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg

Producers/Production Designers/Set Designers: A Muse Productions and Tara Cheyenne Performance

Director/Cinematographer/Lighting Designer/Editor: Allison Beda

Composer/Recordist/Sound Designer/Sound Mixer: Marc Stewart

Still Photographer: Wendy D

Subtitles Translators: Michelle Beda (French), Michaela Gehn (German), Monika Stangel (Polish), Jamina Wendland (Spanish)

Special Thanks: Luis Lam

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Tara Cheyenne/Allison Beda | Tara Cheyenne Performance/A Muse Productions