Challenge Colonialism Through Dance
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Challenge Colonialism Through Dance

Native Earth presents two new dance pieces by Indigenous choreographers and performers.

Mariana Medellín-Meinke and Brian Solomon in the NDN way. Photo by David Meinke.

Mariana Medellín-Meinke and Brian Solomon in the NDN way. Photo by David Meinke.


For their second annual Indigenous Dance Double Bill, Niimi’iwe, Native Earth is presenting two duos using the art form to explore issues of colonialism and Native heritage. Vancouver’s Margaret Grenier and Karen Jamieson are up first at 7 p.m. with their light breaking broken, which sees the two bringing their cultural heritage and associated dance forms together. In the 9 p.m. slot, the NDN way, created by Mariana Medellín-Meinke and Brian Solomon (last seen on Toronto stages in The Circle), uses a 1970’s CBC documentary on traditional Cree teachings as the jumping off point for their work. Audiences can see either show for $25, or both together for $40.


To April 1, Aki Studio Theatre (585 Dundas Street East), Thursday-Saturday, 7 p.m. & 9 p.m., $25 each/$40 double bill.


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