Created by the Dancers of Damelahamid
Mînowin illuminates the process of finding direction, and explores understandings of organic moments that arise when we connect with one another. These connections breathe new life into our artistic practices, and offer critical inquiries with performance spaces.
Through integrating narrative, movement, song, performance, and new multimedia design, Mînowin connects landscapes and Coastal form line with contemporary perspectives of customary Indigenous dance forms. The Dancers of Damelahamid draw from origin stories and explore ways to translate these perspectives through a contemporary lens.
In order for this work to reach its transformative potential, it is necessary to revolutionize how we have learned to work within and claim space. Through multimedia elements, this production balances the performance space by adding contemporary reflections of Indigenous identity, immersing audiences in a narrative that illustrates moments of connection, understanding, and renewal.
REVIEW: Mooney on Theatre
Artistic Director/Choreographer – Margaret Grenier
Creative Producer/ Set & Visual Design – Andrew Grenier
Collaborating Director – Charles Koroneho
Projection & Lighting Design – Andy Moro
Dramaturg – Peter Rockford Espiritu
Regalia – Rebecca Baker-Grenier
New Media – Sammy Chien
Collaborating Composer – Ted Hamilton Flute – Jessie McMann
Collaborating Director of Animation – Dallas Parker Animator – Kristen Campbell
Technical Director – Jeff Harrison Collaborating Producer – Eponymous
Indigenous Artwork – David Boxley, Jim Charlie Cultural Consultants – Elder Betsy Lomax, Lawrence Trottier, Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson, Meghann O’Brien