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LUU HLOTITXW: SPIRIT TRANSFORMING
April 21, 2016$25
Luu hlotitxw: Spirit Transforming is the signature new dance work by the Dancers of Damelahamid. Spirit Transforming is a meditation on the process of introspection, self- discovery, and change that all people must go through. Interweaving powerful, traditional and contemporary practices and sophisticated modern technologies, it tells the story of an Aboriginal youth who with the assistance of ancestors who are always there passes through trial and emerges transformed.
Margaret Grenier in collaboration with Nigel Grenier and the Dancers of Damelahamid
The spellbinding piece captivates from its opening moments, as the company’s women glide across the stage as a graceful pack of orca, singing a soulful incantation as they turn to reveal beautifully carved fins upon their backs. Their dance beckons the audience to join them on a journey through a visually spectacular realm. Through clever construction, a canoe separates to become a pair of orca and a troubled youth’s mask falls away piece by piece to reveal a fresh new face. Through new technology, we are transported to an animated spirit world and a lake of rolling fog becomes the arena for a young man’s transformation.
It only takes the light of one young soul and they will come…
April 21-23, 2016