TRACKS: 7th Canadian Community Play & Arts Symposium
May 10-12, 2015
Vancouver/Coast Salish Territory
Enderby, BC/Secwepemul’ecw Territory
A six day national symposium that brings together community-engaged Indigenous and settler/immigrant artists who are collaborating to create art with, for and about community.
Karen and Margaret Grenier (Dancers of Damelahamid) are presenting at the symposium:
Monday May 11, 2015 - Panel #2: Crossing Cultures and Artistic Practice
What does community engaged work look like when it emerges from a place where indigenous cultural traditions meet the traditions of cultures who have arrived from the four corners of the globe? This panel explores points of tension, difference, creative collaboration and the ways community engaged work can grow when diverse approaches to the arts and culture meet in collaborative process. We will discuss indigenous protocol, tradition and change, responsibility to cultural material, different approaches to thinking about cultural practice and “arts disciplines” and much more.
Margaret Grenier and Karen Jamieson, Dancers of Damelahamid/Karen Jamieson Dance from Gawa Gayani to Broken (Vancouver, BC)
Savannah Walling and Renae Morriseau, Vancouver Moving Theatre (Vancouver Moving Theatre), Storyweaving and The Big House (Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside)
Moderator: Mique’l Dangeli