Saturday, August 4, 2012

Planet IndigenUS 2012: August 10-19 in Toronto & Beyond

From a media release:

Planet IndigenUS Festival Co-Produced by Woodland Cultural Centre
The world’s largest celebration of contemporary Indigenous culture continues
Part II: August 15-19, 2012

TORONTO, ON –
The biggest contemporary Indigenous cultural festival in the world continues at Harbourfront Centre. Planet IndigenUS co-produced by Woodland Cultural Centre is a ten-day multidisciplinary celebration of contemporary international Indigenous culture with events at Harbourfront Centre, Woodland Cultural Centre in Brantford and at partner institutions around Toronto and the region and taking place from August 10-19.

Check out the full listing of events here

Highlights of the second half of Planet IndigenUS include:

• Musical performances by an international assortment of artists including: Derek Miller’s Robbie Robertson Tribute; the hyper-modern-meets-deeply-traditional sounds of Norwegian group Transjoik; New Zealand reggae-dub-funk-and-more act Rhombus; and one of the world’s only Didgeribone masters, Tjupurru;
• dance-theatre group Polytoxic’s multi-media, audience-participatory outdoor performance on and around Harbourfront Centre’s Natrel® Pond;
• Aboriginal cooking demos and discussions featuring The Wolfman, Rich Francis and others;
• Susuriwka – Willow Bridge, a collaboration between Kaha:wi Dance Theatre, Yokohama Noh Theatre and Ainu (Japan) musician Oki, and Cheri Maracle’s one-woman show about Pauline Johnson, Paddle Song;
• A performance by the legendary singer Susan Aglukark at Woodland Cultural Centre;

…and many more events happening across the city and region…!

For additional information and complete event listings, call the Information Hotline at 416-973-4000. Harbourfront Centre is located at 235 Queens Quay West in the heart of downtown Toronto’s waterfront.

ABOUT WOODLAND CULTURAL CENTRE
The Woodland Cultural Centre is a non-profit organization which preserves and promotes the culture and heritage of the First Nations of the Eastern Woodland area.

Images:
• Susuriwka - Willow Bridge
• Wob Kinew & Sarah Podemski


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