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Weesageechak Begins to Dance
November 12, 2014
November 12-22, 2014
Aki Studio Theatre
Now in its 27th year,Weesageechak Begins to Dance celebrates the new work of emerging and established Indigenous artists from across Canada and around the world. The festival includes live theatre, dance performances, and staged readings.
The festival begins with senior Indigenous artist Gloria Miguel’sSomething Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue;Jani Lauzon’s I call myself Princess; and Paddle Song by Dinah Christie& Tom Hill featuring Cheri Maracle.
The second week features eleven playwrights, six dancers, New Zealand’s Tawata Productions, and also four emerging playwrights from our intensive training program – Animikiig. Don’t miss Monique Mojica, Tantoo Cardinal, Daniel David Moses, Santee Smith, Drew Hayden Taylor, emerging playwright Cliff Cardinal, and more.
How to Buy Tickets
The festival pass is only available for purchase by telephone.
Please call 416-531-1402 to purchase your festival pass.
Single tickets are available for purchase online, by telephone or
in person at our box office, located at 585 Dundas Street East.
The box office opens for in-person purchases
one hour before a performance.
Purchases made online or by telephone are by credit card only.
At the door payments accepted by cash, debit, VISA and Mastercard.
Box Office Telephone: 416-531-1402
More information on ticket pick-up here.
Full Festival Lineup
November 12, 14 @ 7:30pm
November 16 @ 2pm
Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue by Gloria Miguel with Steve Elm. Performed by Gloria Miguel, and presented in partnership with Native Women in the Arts. Originally produced and created by Spiderwoman Theater.
Thursday, November 13 @ 7:30pm
I Call Myself Princess by Jani Lauzon
Friday, November 14 @ 1pm
“Don’t Feed the Indians” (A Divine Comedy Pageant) by La MaMa (from New York via live broadcast)
Saturday, November 15 @ 7:30pm
Paddle Song by Dinah Christie & Tom Hill, featuring Cheri Maracle
Tuesday, November 18 @ 7:30pm
Side Show Freaks and Circus Injuns by Monique Mojica
Victorian Secret by Spy Dénommé-Welch & Catherine Magowan
The Last Few Steps to My Death by Keith Barker
Romanceship by Cliff Cardinal
Inua by Naja Dryrendom Graugaard
No Fixed Address by Tantoo Cardinal
Wednesday, November 19 @ 7:30pm
Emerging Artists from Animikiig Playwrights’ Program
Jessica Lea Fleming
and Perdida by Lilia Leon
Thursday, November 20 @ 7:30pm
Crazy Dave Goes to Town by Daniel David Moses
Tawata Productions – Māori Whānau, Aotearoa (New Zealand)
Friday, November 21 @ 7:30pm
Spotlight on Dance
Untitled by Santee Smith
Spine of the Mother by Starr Muranko
RESURGENCE by Christine Friday
What’s Left of Us by Justin ManyFingers
Saturday, November 22 @ 7:30pm
The Boneyard Blues by Drew Hayden Taylor
Awowakii by Sable Sweetgrass
In Care by Ken T. Williams