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BACKBONE: WORLD PREMIERE – A CUTTING-EDGE NEW DANCE CREATION INSPIRED BY THE ‘SPINE’ OF THE AMERICAS.

BACKBONE: WORLD PREMIERE – A CUTTING-EDGE NEW DANCE CREATION INSPIRED BY THE ‘SPINE’ OF THE AMERICAS.

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Featuring live music and eight dancers, Backbone combines contemporary Indigenous dance with athleticism to express their power, formation and spirit. August 27, 28, 29 at 7:30 pm, Margaret Greenham Theatre, $25.

About Backbone

A cutting-edge new dance creation inspired by the backbone of the Americas, a continuous sequence of mountain ranges spanning North, Central and South America, as well as Antarctica. Featuring six dancers from Canada, New Zealand and the United States, Backbone combines contemporary Indigenous dance with athleticism to express their power, formation and spirit.

Conceived and directed by Sandra Laronde, with collaborative choreography by Thomas Fonua and Jera Wolfe, with excerpts by Sandra Laronde and Jake Frazier. Featuring explosive live music by Rick Sacks and production design by Andy Moro.

Co-produced and original commission by The Banff Centre.

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MUSKRAT Magazine

MUSKRAT is an on-line Indigenous arts, culture magazine that honours the connection between humans and our traditional ecological knowledge by exhibiting original works and critical commentary. MUSKRAT embraces both rural and urban settings and uses media arts, the Internet, and wireless technology to investigate and disseminate traditional knowledges in ways that inspire their reclamation.

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