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Weesageechak Begins to Dance 35

Weesageechak Begins to Dance 35
Date: Thursday, November 10, 2022 EST - Sunday, November 20, 2022 EST
Time: All Day
Location: Aki Studio
Address: 585 Dundas Street East
City/Province: Toronto, ON

Native Earth Performing Arts is excited to announce the 35th edition of Weesageechak Begins to Dance will return in person and online November 10-20, 2022 at Aki Studio. This year’s festival will gather over 15 artists from across Turtle Island to develop and showcase contemporary Indigenous performances plus excerpts from new work in development, musical performances, a mini pop-up market, panels, and more. 

Weesageechak will present a celebration of vibrant, new Indigenous theatre, dance, and multi-disciplinary creations with work by Montana Adams, Cole Alvis, Alexa Black, Danica Charlie, Caleigh Crow, Lacey Hill, Rebecca Hope, Denise McLeode, Frances Koncan, Jeanette Kotowich, Jennifer Alicia Murrin, Pesch Nepoose, Jeremy Proulx, Celeste Sansregret, Samantha Sutherland, and Unsettled Scores.

Online events for Weesageechak will include an Indigenous Dance Panel with Brian Solomon, Samantha Sutherland, Waawaate Fobister moderated by Jeanette Kotowich, and a presentation of Frances Koncan’s newest piece, followed by a conversation with Lindsay Lachance on November 10; Animikiig Night with Native Earth’s Animikiig Creators’ 2022-23 cohort presenting four news works on November 16.

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