Indigenous Performance Initiatives Celebrates Daystar/Rosalie Jones at Trent University


“The Dreamed Imagination” marks choreographer and teacher’s forty-five year career

Monday, November 28, 2011, Peterborough

The Trent University Department of Indigenous Studies, in collaboration with Indigenous Performance Initiatives and Daystar: Contemporary Dance Drama of Indian America, presents The Dreamed Imagination, a contemporary Indigenous dance performance, at NOZHEM: First Peoples Performance Space December 1 – 3, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.

The concept of “The Dreamed Imagination” began as a research paper intended to draw a link between traditional ceremony and the creative process of contemporary Indigenous performers. Bringing research to life, Ms Jones takes her stage persona into the legendary landscapes of the “Black-footed” peoples to create a personal ceremony of remembrance and revelation.

The Dreamed Imagination celebrates the life and work of Daystar/Rosalie Jones (Little Shell Chippewa), a faculty member in the Indigenous Performance Studies program at Trent University. In 2004, she was honoured with the creation of the Daystar Archive in Special Collections at University of California-Riverside and declared a “pioneer” of Native Modern Dance in the USA.

Indigenous Performance Initiatives (IPI) addresses Indigenous community issues of transformation and nation building, with Indigenous performance practice as a strategy for the transference of Indigenous knowledge, languages and culture to future generations.

All performances are by donation and open to the public. To reserve your seat, please call ahead and pick up your tickets by 7 p.m. the day of the show. NOZHEM: First Peoples Performance Space is located in Enweying: First Peoples House of Learning and Gzowski College, 2510 Pioneer Road, East Bank, Trent University.


For more information, please contact: Deborah Ratelle 705-748-1011 x7906 For reservations, please contact: Leah Simms-Karp 705-748-1011 x7923