Thunderbird Sharing Ceremony: A community celebration of Coast Salish Culture

Aeriosa Dance/Spakwus Slulem

Stanley Park

July 15 @ 12:30pm to 5:30pm Stanley Park

World Premiere

Experience a collaborative performance with Aeriosa Dance and Spakwus Slulem/Eagle Song at its heart. This shared ceremony created by local artists with different cultural traditions journeys from the sandy shores of Stanley Park to the heights of its ancient forest. Witness celebrations and ceremony with local Squamish, Musqueam and Tsleil-Waututh artists, Indigenous artists from across the land who now call this territory home, and Aeriosa aerial dancers.

Co-created and Choreographer by:  Bob S7aplek Baker & Julia Taffe

Performers & Speakers:

Spakwus Slulem Eagle Song Dancers

Aeriosa Dance

Git Hayetsk Dancers

and Coast Salish Guests

Look for their signage and audience stewards at the Stanley Park Bus Loop and the Miniature Railway Parking Lot. The event begins with a 1 pm Canoe Landing Ceremony at the beach next to the Kids Water Park near Lumberman’s Arch.

Funders: Canada 150+, City of Vancouver, Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation, Canada Council for the Arts, Province of British Columbia, BC Arts Council, Kevin Spacey Foundation

Thunderbird Sharing Ceremony is presented by Aeriosa Dance Society and is a Dancing on the Edge satellite event.