Published On: September 24, 2020Categories: Art, Events, News

Continuance: Yonkwa'nikonhrakontáhkwen - our consciousness continues unchangedTickets are now available for the world premiere of Continuance – Yonkwa;nikonhrakontáhkwen / Our Consciousness Continues Unchanged a physically distanced live multimedia performance taking place on October 3, 2020 at 8:15pm at the Woodland Cultural Centre, the site of the Mohawk Institute Residential School. The performance created and produced by Artistic Director Santee Smith is a part of the National Arts Centre’s Grand Acts of Theatre, an initiative led by English Theatre Artistic Director Jillian Keiley.


Continuance is the state of remaining in existence and the company’s Grand Act of Theatre is just that, an embodiment of resilience and a celebration of Indigenous continuance. Continuance – Yonkwa;nikonhrakontáhkwen / Our Consciousness Continues Unchanged shines light, 3D mapping on the darkness of the Mohawk Institute Residential School architecture while illuminating the fact that the 142 year history of the school did not destroy cultural perpetuity. Disintegrating the façade of the school into images portraying cultural strength, beauty and iconic Haudenosaunee imagery, the performance is a vivid reminder of the powerful ways of being, embedded within Haudenosaunee wisdom.


ADMISSION IS FREE FOR THIS EVENT: Specific Instructions Below


CONTINUANCE: Yonkwa’nikonhrakontáhkwen / Our Consciousness Continues Unchanged

a Kaha:wi Dance Theatre Production

Presented by National Arts Centre English Theatre’s Grand Acts of Theatre

Marking this Moment

*Please arrive on time. Late arrivals will not be admitted to the grounds for performance.*


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Premiere Performance

7:45PM Doors Open

8:15PM Opening Remarks

8:30PM Premiere – Performance

8:45PM Departure

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Performance Two:

9:00PM Doors Open

9:30PM Performance

9:45PM Departure

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Performance Three:

10:00PM Doors Open

10:30PM Performance

10:45PM Departure

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This is a Live Event on site at Woodland Cultural Centre

184 Mohawk Street, Brantford, ON

Continuance Live Show at Woodland Cultural Centre



This event will be photographed and recorded.  By attending the event, individuals are deemed to consent to the recording of their image and use of their image in connection with recordings and photographs of the event, which may be published.  All video recordings and images of the event captured by the organizers shall be the sole property of organizers and all rights of personality, publicity, privacy, or other rights of participants in recordings or photographs shall be deemed to have been waived.


Please note that due to restrictions pertaining to Covid 19 the Woodland Cultural Centre building will be closed to the public and there will be no public bathrooms available. As well we ask everyone to stay within the boundaries of their assigned space on the grounds of the Woodland Cultural Centre. (Insert any other needed safety specifics)

As the performing arts sector continues to face unprecedented challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Arts Centre has responded with Grand Acts of Theatre, an initiative to bring Canadian artists and audiences together. Eleven of Canada’s most innovative theatre companies have been engaged to create and perform large-scale, new works in response to these times, which will be performed outdoors in front of live audiences in various Canadian locations, filmed, and later shared online. For more information on Grand Acts of Theatre and the companies involved please visit (please use UTM hyperlink provided)

The National Arts Centre Foundation wishes to thank RBC Foundation as Presenting Partner of Grand Acts of Theatre.

Grand Acts of Theatre is also made possible thanks to the support from The Jenepher Hooper Fund for Theatre at the National Arts Centre Foundation, established as a result of a generous gift from the estate of Jenepher Margaret Hooper.

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