January 9, 2020
Guillaume Ittukssarjuat Saladin has a suggestion for audiences attending the upcoming world premiere of Unikkaaqtuat (meaning to tell stories), an all-ages show which opens the second half of NAC Indigenous Theatre’s inaugural season. The cross-cultural production fuses circus, theatre, music and video, spotlights Inuit artists and is rendered mostly in Inuktitut.
“In the south, we always try to understand,” says Saladin, a Montreal-area circus artist and co-creator of/performer in the show. “Now you have a chance to be lost and to feel the north without translation, and I think that’s the nicest gift you can do for yourself because we always try to understand and understand in 20 words. And that sucks.”
Opening up to other worlds is pretty much what happens to the young Inuit man who’s the pivot point of Unikkaaqtuat.
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