Dancers of Damelahamid @ Venables Theatre

Event Dates:
  • Sat November 12, 2022 7:30 PM
  • Event Cost: 20-35

The Dancers of Damelahamid’s largest theatre production, Mînowin balances movement, song, and new multimedia design to reflect on Indigenous identity, immersing audiences in a narrative that illustrates moments of connection, understanding, and renewal.

Mînowin (2019) premiered at the National Arts Centre, Ottawa, ON, as part of the Mòshkamo Festival in September 2019, followed by a national tour to the Festival of New Dance (St. John’s, Newfoundland), DanceWorks (Toronto, Ontario), The Cultch (Vancouver, BC), First Ontario Performing Arts Centre (St. Catharine, Ontario), Lawrence O’Brien Arts Centre (Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador). Mînowin also toured to the prestigious Festival Internacional Cervantino in Guanajuato, Mexico.
World Premiere – National Arts Centre Indigenous Theatre, Ottawa, Sept 26-28, 2019

Mînowin illuminates the process of finding direction and explores understandings of organic moments that arise when we connect with one another. These connections breathe new life into our artistic practices and offer critical inquiries with performance spaces.

Through integrating narrative, movement, song, performance, and new multimedia design, Mînowin connects landscapes and Coastal form line with contemporary perspectives of customary Indigenous dance forms. The Dancers of Damelahamid draw from origin stories and explore ways to translate these perspectives through a contemporary lens.

Through multimedia elements, this production balances the performance space by adding contemporary reflections of Indigenous identity, immersing audiences in a narrative that illustrates moments of connection, understanding, and renewal.