Performance | Dance In Vancouver
Dance In Vancouver: Tasha Faye Evans
Cedar Woman (work in process)
Cedar Woman is a tribute to a legacy of strong and resilient Coast Salish women spanning all the way back to a tree. Created by Tasha Faye Evans in collaboration with artist Ocean Hyland, it is a solo about protecting what we know from the depth of our soul to be sacred. This profound and emotionally stirring work is based around a mask, held in a box carved from an ancient yellow cedar, as Evans prepares to dance Cedar Woman’s spirit.
Presented as part of Dance In Vancouver 2021
Choreographed and performed by Tasha Faye Evans
Cedar Box carved by Xwalacktun OBC
Cedar Woman Mask carved by Ocean Hyland
Cedar Woman’s regalia created by Carmen Thomson.
Raising my hands to Charlene Aleck and Lee Maracle for their guidance and support.
Photos by Yasuhiro Okadags and Erik Zennstrom