Coastal First Nations Dance Festival

2015 Coastal First Nations Dance Festival Program produced by the Dancers of Damelahamid in partnership with MOA

The 2015 festival returns to the Museum March 3-8, 2015 and will include two Signature Evening Performances on Friday March 6th and Saturday March 7th at 7:3pm as well as festival stage performances on Saturday March 7th & Sunday March 8th from 1-4pm . These performances will showcase the diverse and rich cultural traditions practiced by a selection of some of the best artists from coastal British Columbia, the Yukon as well as national and international guest artists. Throughout the festival the Great Hall will be transformed into a celebration of Indigenous cultures and dance traditions.

 

School Programs (5 performances)
Tuesday March 3rd at 10am and 12:30pm, Wednesday March 4th at 10am and 12:30pm and Thursday March 5th at 10am

These days are offered for elementary and secondary school bookings. For more information please contact bookings@moa.ubc.ca or phone 604-822-3825

 

Artist Talk, Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson, Haida Song Revitalization
Tuesday March 3rd 4pm
Free with Museum Admission

Join us for the opportunity to hear Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson speak about her work as an artist over the last 30 years and the significance of song and language revitalization.

 

Signature Evening Performance
Friday March 6th, 7:30pm , Doors open at 7pm *SOLD OUT
Saturday March 7th, 7:30pm , Doors open at 7pm *LIMITED TICKETS FOR SALE AT THE DOOR
$25 adults, $20 students/seniors/MOA members
Tickets available through Tickets Tonight at: www.ticketstonight.ca
Schedule

Friday March 6
Welcome to Territory, Musqueam Elder Larry Grant
Spakwus Slolem (Eagle Song Dancers) – Squamish
Rainbow Creek Dancers – Haida
Urseloria and Nikollane Kanuho – Dine’
Jeanette Kotowich – Cree Métis
Dancers of Damelahamid – Gitxsan 

Saturday March 7
Chinook Song Catchers – Squamish
Git Hoan – Tsimshian
Urseloria and Nikollane Kanuho – Dine’
Jeanette Kotowich – Cree Métis
Dancers of Damelahamid – Gitxsan

 

Informal Dialogue, Resources and Mentorship for Indigenous Artists
Saturday March 7th, 11am-12pm
Free with Museum Admission

Join us for an informal gathering with representatives from three different organizations who will speak about the many resources available for emerging and established artists.

 

Festival Stage

Saturday March 7th, 1-4pm
Sunday March 8th, 1-4pm

Free with Museum admission.

Schedule

Saturday March 7
1 PM
    Kwhlii Gibaygum – Nisga’a
   Dakhká Khwáan – Inland Tlingit
   Dancers of Damelahamid – Gitxsan

2:30 PM
    Le La La – Kwakwaka’wakw
    Git Hoan – Tsimshian

Sunday March 8
1 PM
Tsatsu Stalqayu (Coast Wolf Pack) – Musqueam
    Dakhká Khwáan – Inland Tlingit
    Dancers of Damelahamid – Gitxsan

2:30 PM 
     Git Hayetsk – Nisga’a/Tsimshian
    Chinook Song Catchers – Squamish
Closing

 

Volunteer
The Coastal First Nations Dance Festival is very grateful to all those that volunteer to make the festival happen. If you would like to volunteer during the festival, please call 604-922-5277 or e-mail info@damelahamid.ca.

Available Dates

March 3–8, 2015

Information

For more information and for a detailed schedule, please visit www.damelahamid.ca

Category
Past Programs