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2022-23 Creation Fund Announcement
We are pleased to announce that Dancers of Damelahamid have been awarded the Large Scale Creation Fund Project for 2022-23 for The Raven Mother Project (working title).
The Dancers of Damelahamid plan to develop a multi-media dance work for 6 dancers which honours the late Elder Margaret Harris (1931 – 2020). The Raven Mother Project will illustrate the vast impact she had on the revitalization of Indigenous song and dance along the Northwest Coast, and the resiliency of Indigenous cultural practices despite colonial efforts to erase them. The themes of the piece will be on the transformative effect that Elder Margaret Harris’ generation had on ensuring Indigenous song and dance were not lost and on the integral role of women in holding cultural knowledge. Highlighting the significance of this resurgence, the essential impact of our mothers, and the force and influence of this awakening, the creation work is planned to premiere in Spring 2024.
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