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Coastal Dance Festival

Presented by Dancers of Damelahamid, the Coastal Dance Festival provides an opportunity for Indigenous artists to share and support one another in a celebration of lived traditions, bringing recognition to their unique cultures. It is only when stories, songs and dances are performed in regalia that one gains a complete understanding of the purpose and meaning of Northwest Coast art. By witnessing these traditions our audiences will see that First Nations culture and arts are alive and vibrant.

Friday February 28, 7:30 PM  Doors open at 7 PM
Welcome to Territory
Spakwus Slolem, Squamish
Dancers of Damelahamid
Arctic Song, Inuit
Rainbow Creek, Haida

Festival Stage Saturday February 29  1-4pm

Tsatsu Stalqaya, Salish
Dakhká Khwáan Dancers, Inland Tlingit
Yis’yawinuxw, Kwakwaka’wakw
Tuakana and Teina Leadership Academy Group, Mãori
Git Hoan, Tsimshian

Festival Stage Sunday March 1  1-4pm

Kwhlii Gibaykw, Nisga’a
Dakhká Khwáan Dancers, Inland Tlingit
Arctic Song, Inuit
Git Hayetsk, Tsimshian/Nisga’a
Chinook Song Catchers, Nisga’a/Squamish

Produced by the Dancers of Damelahamid in partnership with the Anvil Centre and The Museum of Anthropology

  • Friday, Feb 28, 2020, 7pm

  • Anvil Centre
    777 Columbia Street, New Westminister

  • Friday: $30 adults, $25 students/seniors/MOA members (taxes included), Saturday/Sunday: Pay what you can

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