Coastal Dance Festival 2019
12th Annual Festival Program
Dancers of Damelahamid, in partnership with the Anvil Centre, will host 12th annual Coastal Dance Festival, an annual celebration of Indigenous stories, song and dance from Canada and abroad.
February 22 and 23rd Evening Ticketed Theatre Performances Times: 7:30-9:30pm
February 20 and 22nd Family Ticketed Theatre Performances Times: Wednesday 20th 10am and 12:30pm, Friday 22nd 12:30pm
February 23rd and 24th Festival Stage Performances Level 1 Times: 1 – 4pm (pay as you can)
Dancers of Damelahamid, in partnership with the Anvil Centre, will host the12th annual Coastal Dance Festival, an annual celebration of Indigenous stories, song and dance from Canada and abroad.
Evening Ticketed Theatre Performances feature headline performances from Dancers of Damelahamid and special guest artists. This year audiences will have a sneak preview of Mînowin, a new work from the Dancers of Damelahamid. Highlights of the festival’s guest artists include the return of Yukon’s acclaimed Boyd Benjamin and Kevin Barr, as well as, Quebec based artists Émilie Monnet, Nahka Bertrand, and Barbara Kaneratonni Diabo.
School Group Performances introduce K-12 students to the rich artistic practices, both customary and contemporary, of Indigenous dance, performance, and storytelling. This year as part of the school group performances, the festival will present Wagana Aboriginal Dancers from Australia with Raven Spirit Dance, All My Relations Youth Group, Chesha7 iy lha mens, and the Dancers of Damelahamid.
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.
For complete Festival details please visit https://damelahamid.ca/coastal-dance-festival
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