Indigenous Performance Initiatives to Showcase Trent University Students’ Work


Indigenous theatre students to present work-in-progress

Thursday, February 17, 2011, Peterborough

Indigenous Performance Initiatives presents “‘My Story,’ Family, Culture & Tradition”, an evening of Indigenous dance, music and storytelling on Saturday, February 19, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at NOZHEM First Peoples Performance Space, to celebrate the work of Indigenous performance students at Trent University, along with regional, national and international artists.

“‘My Story,’ Family, Culture & Tradition” will take place during the 34th annual Elders and Traditional Teachings Gathering to feature work from ‘Collective Creation Mythologies”, by students enrolled in Indigenous Theatre as well as work from “No Home but the Heart: an Assembly of Memories”, an Indigenous dance theatre piece created by Daystar Rosalie Jones.

Elder Edna Manitowabi, professor emeritus and founder of the Indigenous Performance program at Trent will also be featured in the line-up, along with Smoke Trail Singers & Dancers from Alderville First Nation, and Joseph Naytowhow from Sturgeon Lake First Nation, Saskatchewan.

‘My Story,’ Family, Culture & Tradition features a preview of selected works from Anishinaabe Maanjiidwin IX, an upcoming Indigenous performance taking place on Thursday, March 17 at NOZHEM First Peoples Perfomance Space in Gzowski College at Trent University, 2510 Pioneer Road. Admission is by donation and all are welcome to attend this family-friendly event.

Indigenous Performance Initiatives gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, Department of Canadian Heritage, and the Aboriginal Education Council.


For more information, please contact: Karyn Recollet, associate producer, Indigenous Performance Initiatives, 705-748-1011 ext. 7310, for reservations please call 705-748-1011 ext. 7923