The story of young Nawbin as they leave home and set out on a rites of passage through a season of their life. Their journey along the water to discover their truth and way back to themselves and ancestral knowledge. Along the way they discover unexpected friends, weather storms, and gain a canoe! Through the use of puppetry, traditional Anishinaabe lifeways, and multimedia design, Skeleton Canoe makes known what is just below the water’s surface.
GIZHIBAA GIIZHIG | Revolving Sky
GIZHIBAA GIIZHIG | Revolving Sky looks at astronomy from an indigenous perspective. The experience takes on multiple forms; immersive performance and interactive multimedia. Utilizing personal narrative and Anishinaabe storytelling traditions we draw connections between past and present to explore the intersection of science and sacred knowledge.
A dance film
Inspired by the wisdom gained from eagles, Shapeshifter embraces the interconnectedness of all living things; the two legged, the four legged, the winged, the finned, and the rooted. Stemming from the Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee teachings, this movement honors the past, celebrates the present, and provides inspiration for future generations. Shapeshifter embraces the discovery of identity and queering space by transcending gender. Performed by Ty Defoe. Produced in collaboration with the interdisciplinary project Gifts for the River.