Festival Highlight:  Vancouver professional dance company The Dancers of Damelahamid performed Flicker, a premiere performance on the Sunshine Coast.

Festival Highlight:  Vancouver professional dance company The Dancers of Damelahamid performed Flicker, a premiere performance on the Sunshine Coast.

DANCERS OF DAMELAHAMID - A 2016 HIGHLIGHT

"An amazing show!"

FOLLOWING A SUCCESSFUL OTTAWA PREMIER THIS SUMMER AT THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE,

FLICKER combined west coast graphic designs with a unique sceno-graphic hybrid of projected

environments, rich costumes and live-action shadow dance. The latest work from artistic director,

choreographer and dance artist Margaret Grenier, FLICKER is a story inspired by her northwest coast Gitxan

heritage. The Gitxan "people of the river mists," are part of the coastal group of Aboriginal cultures with a rich history

of masked dance. Just as light shimmers, FLICKER represents the moments through which one can cross

space and time, as the masked dancers journey in and out of the "spirit world" of their ancestors.

 

The Kinnickinick Dance Group introduced this special performance, presented in honour of the shíshálh

Nation's 30 year anniversary of self-governance.

 

Sponsored by: BC Arts Council | Deux Mille Foundation | shíshálh Nation | Harbour Air