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Dancers of Damelahamid Spirit and Tradition November 23-30, 2020

Photo Credit: Chris Randle

Dancers of Damelahamid: Spirit and Tradition | November 23-30, 2020 | Online Performance |

Presented in partnership with The Dance Centre

FREE or by donation! 

Spirit and Tradition layers projected imagery, soundscape, and Coastal masked dance, immersing the audience into the rich and diverse ecosystem of British Columbia’s coastal mountains and Pacific Ocean. Spirit and Tradition’s key themes are reciprocity and ecological sustainability, conveying important cultural teachings on balance, interconnectedness, and community.

About the company:

The Dancers of Damelahamid is an Indigenous dance company from the Northwest Coast of British Columbia with a rich history of masked dance that inspires a compelling performance.  The Dancers of Damelahamid has produced the annual Coastal Dance Festival since 2008. Their full-length works include Setting the Path (2004), Sharing the Spirit (2007) and Visitors Who Never Left (2009). Newly created works include Spirit Transforming (2012), In Abundance (2014), Flicker (2016), and Mînowin (2019). www.damelahamid.ca

Credits:

In honour of Elder Margaret Harris whose wealth of knowledge and wisdom continues to be invaluable in guiding our family.

Elders: Elder Margaret Harris, Elder Betsy Lomax

Cultural Consultants: David Boxley, Lawrence Trottier

Artistic Director and Choreographer: Margaret Grenier

Performers: Nigel Baker-Grenier, Rebecca Baker-Grenier, Andrew Grenier, Margaret Grenier, Raven Grenier, Renée Harris, Scott Harris

Youth Performers: Mixk’aax Baker-Grenier , Pisim-Mohtew Baker-Grenier

Regalia: Rebecca Baker-Grenier, Andrew Grenier, Margaret Grenier, Chantal Harris

Carvers: Jim Charlie, Andrew Grenier, Scott Harris

Songs: Andrew Grenier, Margaret Grenier, Raven Grenier, Lawrence Trottier

Projection and Lighting Designer: Andy Moro

Projection and Set Artwork: Andrew Grenier

Sound Design: Ted Hamilton

Production Manager: Andrew Grenier

Technical Director: Andy Moro

Production Assistant: Carlos Castillo

The Dancers of Damelahamid acknowledge the unceded, ancestral, and traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples upon whose lands we have created this work. We thank the teachings and guidance of our Elders and mentors, and the foundation that was laid for us by previous generations.

Spirit and Tradition was created with the support of: