Dancers of Damelahamid in partnership with the University of British Columbia’s Museum of Anthropology (MOA) present its annual celebration of the Indigenous peoples of the Northwest Coast and beyond, at the 2015 Coastal First Nations Dance Festival (Mar 3-8). Here are five reasons we think you should go:
1. For the first time, the Festival has introduced an Artist Talk, which will take place with award-winning Haida artist Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson, who is also the co-founder of the Haida Gwaii Singers Society.
2. In an exclusive to the Festival, renowned Pow Wow dancers from Arizona, sisters Urseloria and Nikollane Kanuho will perform.
3. Calgary-based hoop dancer Jesse returns with a mix of contemporary and the traditional as do other Festival favourites including the Chinook Song Catchers, and the Rainbow Creek Dancers.
4. The Festival takes place inside the beautiful Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia.
5. More than just public performances, the Festival also includes school performances and professional development opportunities for its artists.
The 2015 Coastal First Nations Dance Festival takes place at the Museum of Anthropology (6393 Northwest Marine Drive, UBC) March 3-8. Visit http://ticketstonight.ca for tickets and more information.