Femme February

With Femme February, The Cultch presents a month of events highlighting the strength and power of the female voice with performances and discussions focusing on the female experience. Here are five reasons why you should go:

1. Mouthpiece

Mouthpiece (Jan 31-Feb 5) follows one woman, for one day, as she tries to find her voice. In this Dora Award-winning show, co-creators Amy Nostbakken and Norah Sadava play two halves of the same woman.

2. Girl Positive

In their new book Girl Positive, Tatiana Fraser and Caia Hagel highlight real-life accounts of how girls are making positive change and shaping a new world. As part of their book launch (Feb 9), the duo will facilitate a panel discussion that will uncover the innovative ways in which women artists are disrupting and innovating culture.

3. NeoIndigenA

From award-winning artistic director, choreographer, and performer Santee Smith, NeoIndigenA (Feb 15-19) explores our relationship to ancestors, the living universe, and renewal. Performed by Kaha:wi Dance Theatre, one of Canada’s leading contemporary dance companies, recognized for its seamless fusion of Indigenous and contemporary dance.

4. am a

Amber Funk Barton and Mindy Parfitt combine forces with am a (Feb 21-Mar 4), a theatrical/dance hybrid exploring identity through the lens of neuroplasticity, the science which examines the brain’s capacity for change.

5. Because it is 2017

“At The Cultch we are always mindful of gender equality and it was really important to me that we highlighted some of the amazing performance being created by women,” says artistic director Heather Redfern.