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Monday, February 26, 2024

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23feb8:00 pm9:30 pmVástádus eana – The answer is land Event Organized ByDanceHouseDancers of DamelahamidEvent Type Dance8:00 pm - 9:30 pm(GMT-08:00) Vancouver Playhouse, 600 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC, V6B 2P1, Canada

Vástádus eana – The answer is land

Event Details

DanceHouse and Dancers of Damelahamid present the Vancouver premiere of the politically-charged and spiritually-centred work, Vástádus eana – The answer is land.

Choreographed by Elle Sofe Sara, the full-length work is a powerful exploration and reclamation of the central tenets of Sámi cultural identity: community and kinship between people and nature. Having been subjected to almost-total cultural obliteration through residential schools, language suppression, and religious conversion, Vástádus eana – The answer is land embodies a critically important message about the foundational attachment arising from community and culture, and offers a return to dignity, healing, and ultimately the possibility of a new relationship with the natural world for the Sámi people.