OTÂCIMOW ᐅᑖᒋᒧᐤ Storyteller
Appropriate for: All Ages
Duration: 45 minutes
Festival Venue: École Father Jan [15 Mission Avenue]
Powwow dance, hoop dance and Métis jigging are beautiful expressions of Indigenous Peoples’ rich history and culture. Otâcimow (Oh-tea-see-maw), which means “storyteller” in the Plains Cree language, will mesmerize audiences with colourful pageantry, dramatic dancing and the soothing sounds of Native flute.
As with the Indigenous Peoples in Canada, stories of the land and animals come alive as we journey back in time when all things were connected to the cycles of Life and Natural Law. Created exclusively for the International Children’s Festival of the Arts by accomplished Edmonton-based dancer, educator and Festival favourite Amanda Lamothe, this energetic performance features the talents of nine gifted dancers and offers a rare opportunity to experience the stunning vibrancy of Indigenous culture.
PERFORMANCE START TIMES
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 — 1:45 PM
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 — 9:45 AM SOLD OUT • 11:30 AM SOLD OUT
Thursday, May 28, 2020 — 1:45 PM
Friday, May 29, 2020 — 9:45 AM SOLD OUT • 11:30 AM SOLD OUT
Saturday, May 30, 2020 — 2:15 PM
Sunday, May 3, 20201 — 11 AM
Indigenous world views, language, oral storytelling, physical education, music, dance, science/nature, cultures and traditions
Resources for Groups
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low venue lights, live music, and a theatre-in-the-round seating layout (audience surrounds the stage)
Last edited: February 26, 2020