Weesageechak Festival

Native Earth Performing Arts' Weesageechak Begins to Dance Festival

January 27th


8pm - Landof the Living by Michael Greyeyes

Four characters churnthrough their final moments on earth, struggling to find meaning, to reconcilefears and desires, before they travel to the Land of the Dead.  New,visceral, athletic work from acclaimed artist Michael Greyeyes.


8:30pm - GatheringLight by Michelle Olson

From seedto flower, from girl to woman, from structures that do not support our owntruths to ceremonies that support our full bloom, Gathering Light exploresthe impulses rooted in our bodies and that travel through us to find thelight.  From the choreographer of Death of A Chief, Evening inParis, and Songs of Shar Cho, a newdance, and a new vision.


January 28th

8pm - SunsetRoad by Miria George

From Aotearoa, our Maorirelations return with Miria George's new play, Sunset Road.  Underthe direction of Hone Kouka, Sunset Road examines the bonds of blood,land and belonging.


January 29th


8pm - YoungVoices/Harvest Showcase

The hottest night of theFestival, this year's edition features new work by Ryan Cunningham, ErinDickson, Lacey Eninew, Waawaate Fobister, Christian Goulet, Falen Johnson,Paula Jean Prudat, Aaron Shingoose, Melinda Jane Stepnowich. Meet the future ofAboriginal theatre. 


January 30th

3pm - OutsideEye On Inside Work

Guest director RandyReinholz, Artistic Director of Native Voicesat the Autry in Los Angeles, chooses excerpts of new works by NativeEarth Playwrights In Residence Tara Beagan and Falen Johnson, ArtisticAssociate Keith Barker and Artistic Director Yvette Nolan.


8pm - WhoseJustice?

In 1898, in Dawson City, Yukon, two Tagish men were sentenced to hangfor the killing of a white prospector. Two worlds collide in LeonardLinklater's poetic, angry, nostalgic play about how we arrived at this momentin time. Dramaturgy by DD Kugler.  


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