Vancouver International Dance Festival presents Holly Bright and Celestine Aleck.
This dance tells the story of how the relationship between the Sun and the Moon came to be. It is a story about their love and the arc it paints in the sky. The sunrise, sunset, eclipse – the meetings of these two beings – remind us of the mystery and beauty of love and hope for an evolving world.
This is a contemporary dance based on Snuneymuxw author Celestine Aleck’s children’s book of the same title. The work tells the story of the love between the Sun and the Moon. The story, rich with potential for imagery and metaphor, is the basis for the dance. The work speaks to all ages while also opening doors for dialogue regarding creative exchange between Indigenous and non-indigenous artists. The story unfolds as a poetic telling in which the artists transform characters, bring to life visions, and embody the landscape. Costumes, bones, feathers and Snuneymuxw art by Cole Good – within landscape imagery by Chimerik – fill the stage as the word expands and creation evolves toward love, yet not without love’s sacrifice.