Indigenous Storytelling in Theatre, Visual Art and Music: A Presentation and Dialogue

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Indigenous Storytelling in Theatre, Visual Art and Music: A Presentation and Dialogue

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When: March 6, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Where: BC Alliance for Arts + Culture, 100-938 Howe St., Vancouver
Cost: $45 BC Alliance members | $85 non-members | $30 livestream

Renae Morriseau (Saulteaux/Cree) will look at three artistic disciplines to answer the following questions: How do Indigenous artists re-assert their decolonial context in the art they create? How does Indigenous art reflect Indigenous experiences in decolonizing the euro/Canadian aesthetic? How do Indigenous artists deconstruct the prevailing understanding of audience and spectators to understand the Coast Salish (and other First Nations on Turtle Island) protocols of the ‘Witness’? 

This informal session will encourage questions about how art is a form of ‘reconciliation,’ reflecting on Renae’s own theatre work, the work of visual artist Ken Monkman, and the music of Indigenous women’s traditional singing groups Ulali and M’Girl.

About the Facilitator

Renae Morriseau has worked since the early ‘80s in the arts (music, theatre, film and television) in Canada and most recently internationally with her singing group, M’Girl. She has received cultural teachings through social and ceremonial songs and stories with the Coast Salish, Secwepemc, Okanagan (Syilix), Nlaka’pamux, Cree, Saulteaux and Anishnaabe peoples. Today, between professional and community engaged artistic creations, Renae works to cultivate social justice, inclusiveness and community building through the power of theatre, film, voice and song.  

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