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Material Witness – Heart of the City Festival

Material Witness
Material Witness

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Vancouver Moving Theatre/15th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival present Material Witness

An Aanmitaagzi and Spiderwoman Theater Production

OCT. 26 & 27, 2018 at 8PM at the Ukrainian Hall (805 E. Pender Street) in Vancouver

Three generations of Indigenous women bring forth their personal stories, investigating violence and healing in their lives. The stories burst onto the stage in absurd, raucous, and highly energized storytelling, dance and music. An unknown ancient woman rises out of the earth and conjures the space where the women tell their stories. She is a witness to their intimate secrets as they navigate a path through their lives. Material Witness is the journey of their healing.

"… An enormous sense of energy, strength and good will. Yet its subject is dead serious…"
The New York Times

Directed by Muriel Miguel | Choreographed by Penny Couchie

Co-writers/Ensemble – Cherish Violet Blood, Penny Couchie, Donna Couteau, *Ange Loft, Gloria Miguel, **Henu Josephine Tarrant, with *Muriel Miguel (*Co-writers only, **Ensemble only)

Tickets $20/$15 (includes GST & S/C)

The Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival is thrilled to present this international co-production between renowned Spiderwoman Theater of New York City, the longest running Native American women’s theatre company in the U.S., and Aanmitaagzi, an Indigenous multi-disciplinary-arts company from Nipissing First Nation, Ontario. Material Witness brings together three generations of Indigenous women performers who convey their personal stories of violence, healing and renewal.