Tickets 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
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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This is a Live Event on site at Woodland Cultural Centre
184 Mohawk Street, Brantford, ON
THIS EVENT IS BEING PHOTOGRAPHED AND RECORDED.
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COVID 19 RESTRICTIONS:
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 nac-cna.ca/GrandActsofTheatre (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.
The Woodland Cultural Centre wants to say nya:węh/niá:wen to our giving community for your generosity on #GivingTuesdayCA. We are overwhelmed with gratitude for your continued support of the Centre and the work we do! Executive Director Heather George writes “Our supporters and donors have once again displayed their generosity and that they, like all of us at Woodland, are passionate about cultural reclamation, preservation, and celebration. Your support of our language department is an act of true kindness and love. Our languages are so much more than words on paper – language frames deep philosophical and relational understandings that help all of us engage in kinder, more compassionate ways and is an important part of our healing from the trauma of residential school. Like many not-for-profit organizations that participate in #GivingTuesday, charitable donations form an important part of our financial wellbeing and they are also an important indication that you believe in us and the work we do. Wa’tkwanonhwerá:ton’ (I to you all, sending forth embracing, celebratory, good energy)”Thanks to your generous contributions we were able to raise $25,352 in support of the preservation of Hodinohsho:ni languages and the important revitalization work being done at Woodland. Nya:węh/Niá:wen to the Dufresne-Ray Family Fund at Hamilton Community Foundation, which for the fourth consecutive year in a row has matched the first $5,000 of your donations. We are so grateful to have your continued support and generous contribution. To find out how you can support Woodland, visit our website: woodlandculturalcentre.ca/support-us/ #OnHeritage #OntarioHistory #Indigenous #IndigenousVoices #IndigenousArt #IndigenousEvents #FirstNations #FN#IndigenousKnowledge #IndigenousCulture #BrantOnt #TruthandReconciliation ... See MoreSee Less