Jeanette Kotowich (Artist-in-Residence at The Dance Centre & Raven Spirit Dance) shares how they are working with decolonial approaches in their current creative research, and offers space for others to share their curiosities in a community-facilitated workshop.
This session will be guided by intuition and authentic moment. There will be space for discussion and the opportunity for you to share thoughts and questions, followed by movement work exploring the embodied imprinting of decolonial strategies in creative practice. Together we will stoke our creative fires with more compassion, kindness, bravery and joy. ᑲᐦᑭᔭᐤ ᓂᐚᐦᑰᒫᑲᓂᑎᐠ
For professional dance artists including emerging dance artists and those in post-secondary (or equivalent) training.
Wear comfortable clothing you can move in.
Jeanette Kotowich is a multi-disciplinary iskwêw, independent dance artist, creator, choreographer and professional Auntie of Nêhiyaw Métis and mixed settler ancestry. Originally from Treaty 4 territory Saskatchewan, I create work that reflects Nêhiyaw/Métis cosmology within the context of contemporary dance, Indigenous performance, and Indigenous futurism. Fusing interdisciplinary collaboration, de-colonial practices and embodied research methodologies; my work references protocol, ritual, relationship to the natural/spirit world and Ancestral knowledge. My practice is intergenerational and vocational; it’s a living and lived experience. I reside as a guest on the Ancestral and unceded Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) Səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ/ (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) territories, colonially known as Vancouver.
Prices are subject to GST.
Information and assistance:
Email members[at]thedancecentre.ca or call 604.606.6416.
Please mention any accessibility needs on registration, and we will try to accommodate everyone.
Supported through the Artist-in-Residence program
Photo: Jeanette Kotowich/Sharai Mustatia