New Works at Night
The Annex, 823 Seymour St, Vancouver, BC
Tickets available online at eventbrite.ca
General Admission: $20 advance, $25 at the door
Seniors & Children (12 & under): $10 advance, $15 at the door
Med’Cine is a two-part event that features Gateways (World Premiere) and Rematriate, the latest dance creations by O.Dela Arts, home of Indigenous Contemporary Choreographer Olivia C. Davies. The works bring together Indigenous and Non-Indigenous dance artists to explore cultural teachings encoded in stories shared by Matriarchs.
Brought to life by artists from Canada and New Zealand, Gateways questions how we open and close the creative spaces of our bodies and our awareness of the environmental space we inhabit in creation.
Rematriate was created in response to the patriarchal systems that hold society hostage to continual technological advancement and an ever-growing disconnection to reality. To rematriate is to return to source. In this solo work, Olivia C. Davies seeks to articulate potential pathways to peace and presence that are grounded in Contemporary Indigenous feminism.
Dancers: Louise Potiki-Bryant, Jasmin Canuel, Kelly McInnes, Rianne Svelnis, and Olivia C. Davies.
Cultural Advisor: Gloria May Eshkibok.
Outside Eyes: Natasha Kanapé Fontaine and Lara Kramer.
Music: Michael Red.
Dramaturgy: Michelle Olson and Jo Leslie.
Projection: Elysha Poirier.
Lighting: Jonathan Kim.
Music: Paddy Free.
ABOUT THE COMPANY
O.Dela Arts was founded in 2018 to support Olivia C. Davies in the creation and production of choreography, community-engaged projects, creative collaboration projects and commissions. Davies creates across choreography, installation and community-engaged projects, exploring the emotional and political relationships between people and places, often investigating the body’s dynamic ability to transmit narrative. Davies’ work traverses boundaries and challenges social prejudice, conveying concepts and narratives with creations and conceptual platforms that open different ways to see and experience the world. Davies leads dance and storytelling circles to create safe spaces where women-identified persons are empowered through movement to be authors of their own stories.