This year the festival will open with a large-scale celebratory experience, in the open air and free to the public, that pays homage and respect to Indigenous creativity, presence, and voice called Tributaries. Curated and produced by Creative Producer Denise Bolduc and Associate Producer, Erika A. Iserhoff in partnership with Native Women in the Arts. Tributaries is a 5-hour celebration beginning with an opening cabaret, then transitioning into a 4-part oddyssey of music, spoken word, and dance featuring over 60 artists who work in classical and contemporary Indigenous traditions, many interweaving both.
Following the opening night of the festival, Ridge has also programmed a new dance/opera by one of Canada’s leading Indigenous theatre companies, Signal Theatre, entitled Bearing. Bearing i
In the Spiegeltent – the hub of the festival in David Pecaut Square from June 14-25 – we have Jeremy Dutcher, Leanne Simpson, Wolf Saga, and Elisapie all booked in the line up.
For more info: https://luminatofestival.com/2017/Events/Bearing