Dancers of Damelahamid, in partnership with the Anvil Centre, will host 13th annual Coastal Dance Festival, an annual celebration of Indigenous stories, song and dance from Canada, the United States and New Zealand.

 

Festival Stage Performances showcase presentations from visiting Indigenous artists. Audiences will enjoy a vibrant array of Northwest Coast First Nations and international Indigenous artistry through traditional and contemporary performances. The Festival Stage Performances take place on weekend afternoons and are pay as you can.

Saturday, February 29

Program 1 at 1pm:

Tsatsu Stalquayu – Musqueam

Dakhká Khwáan – Inland Tlingit

 

Program 2 at 2pm:

Yisya’winuxw – Kwakwaka’wakw 

Tuakana and Teina Leadership Academy Group – Māori

 

Program 3 at 3pm:

Git Hoan – Tsimshian

 

Sunday, March 1

Program 1 at 1pm:

Kwhlii Gibaykw – Nisga’a

Dakhká Khwáan – Inland Tlingit

 

Program 2 at 2pm:

Arctic Song – Inuit

Git Hayetsk – Nisga’a/Tsimshian

 

Program 3 at 3pm:

Chinook Song Catchers – Squamish

 

The festival takes place on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Qayqayt people. Dancers of Damelahamid and the Anvil Centre proudly acknowledge their traditional hosts.

 

Festival Program Details click here