PENTICTON/SYILX TERRITORY


Vancouver Moving Theatre, in partnership with En’owkin Centre NAPAT Program, and with the development assistance of PTC and Native Earth Performing Arts, invite you to witness

WEAVING RECONCILIATION: OUR WAY

Led and performed by indigenous artists, Weaving Reconciliation: Our Way brings to life the story of Old One and his journey to reconcile with himself, his family and his community.  Read more…

WHERE: En’owkin Centre
154 En’owkin Trail, Penticton, BC

WHEN: May 31-June 1, 2018
Thursday (7:00pm) and Friday (12:30 pm matinee)

TICKETS: Sold at door only / $15 regular, $10 seniors & students / Limited Seating

PRE-SHOW: Doors open 30 minutes before show time for preshow activities:

  • Sound and Image Playlist:co-curated by local youth with images of Syilx homelands, songs reflecting youth voices will play.
  • Art Exhibit: Honouring our Grandmothers - Puta?ntm i? anxa?cintet’ Honouring our Grandmothers is curated by Cori Dericksonwith the guidance of her Mother Delphine Armstrong, Aunt Hazel Squakin, and Cousin Marlene Squakin: all direct descendants of Mourning Dove- Hemishmish, the first published Native American author.  The display of photographs of Grandmothers past and present, along with meaningful artifacts, directly relates to sacred relationships between these Grandmothers, their families and the land that’s given life to generations of strong Syilx women.
  • Weaving Demonstration:There will be weavers at the En’owkin Centre before each performance demonstrating their craft. Details coming soon.

HONOURED  GUESTS: Each performance will incorporate cultural contributions from youth and speakers from the host territory.  Details coming soon.

SUPPORT AND ACCESSABILITY

  • Support workers from the Indian Residential School Survivors Society will be present at all performances.
  • En’owkin Centre is wheel chair accessible

DEVELOPMENTAL PARTNERS - Playwrights Theatre Centre and Weesageechak Festival

HOST PARTNER – En’owkin Centre, Penticton Indian Reserve 


Ancillary Event

Cogwea X4 –Independent One-Woman Presentation by Cori Derickson

An Interdisciplinary MFA Performance

Friday June 1 (7 pm) and Saturday June 2 (11 am)

Cori retells, in a performance style, a captikwl (traditional story) from her Great Great  Grandmother Mourning Dove’s book Coyote Stories, Tales of the Okanagan(1934).

With research based on traditional stories of the Sylix people, Cori’s continues the work of her ancestor.  The captikwl she’ll enact in her research defense Cogwea X4is based upon the captikwl How Chipmunk Got Her Stripes”.

Cori is practicing a traditional form of Syilx performance theatre where a ‘storyteller” brings to life stories through embodying character with song and dance: a style exemplified by her late great, great grand uncle Dave Parker.

A high-ranking knowledge-keeper of the Syilx Naton, he was gifted with five languages, and songs, stories and culture of the people.  He’d speak in the language, sing a song on the drum, tell a story and finish with a country song, playing guitar, banjo or fiddle.

Cori’s performance involves four-direction indigenous methodology to honor all living things, harmonizing her being “within universal indigenous powers seen and unseen carried within from my family lineage”, while centring inside“sacred architectural structures designed by our people and mirroring ancient sacred knowledge.