Dancers of Damelahamid is an Indigenous dance company with a rich history of masked dance which inspires compelling performances. Spirit and Tradition layers vibrant dances, singing, drumming, and projected imagery to immerse us in the ecosystems and culture of the Indigenous lands and waters of the Northwest Coast. Tracing themes of reciprocity and ecological sustainability, the work shares important teachings on balance, interconnectedness, and community.
This popular series offers informative and inspiring shows by BC dance companies and artists, highlighting a wide range of dance genres.
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Elders – Elder Margaret Harris (1931-2020), Elder Betsy Lomax
Cultural Consultants – David Boxley, Lawrence Trottier
Regalia – Rebecca Baker-Grenier, Andrew Grenier, Margaret Grenier, Chantal Harris
Carvers – Jim Charlie, Andrew Grenier, Scott Harris
Songs – Andrew Grenier, Margaret Grenier, Raven Grenier, Lawrence Trottier
Projection and Lighting Designer – Andy Moro
Projection and Set Artwork – Andrew Grenier
Sound Design – Ted Hamilton
Technical Director – Matthew Oviatt
Spirit and Tradition was created with the support of Canada Council, BC Arts Council, Metro Vancouver, The Hamber Foundation.
Photos by Chris Randle