Margaret Grenier. ARTISTIC TREATMENT : AURA (MONIQUEAURA.COM) © Chris Randle
Margaret Grenier. ARTISTIC TREATMENT : AURA (MONIQUEAURA.COM) © Chris Randle
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  • Created by Dancers of Damelahamid
  • Presented in collaboration with NAC Dance and NAC Indigenous Theatre

The Dancers of Damelahamid, led by Margaret Grenier, is an Indigenous dance company from the Northwest coast of British Columbia. Its rich history of masked dance celebrates the diversity of the many Indigenous cultures of Canada.

Weaving together narrative, song, movement, and new multimedia, Mînowin unites the foundational values of reciprocity of Northwest Coastal cultures with contemporary dance to illuminate the process of finding direction. Inspired by the organic moments that arise when we connect with one another, Mînowin links Northwest Coastal landscapes with contemporary views of Indigenous dance, shining a light on the moments of connection and understanding that lead us ultimately to renewal.

Proudly presented as a collaboration between NAC Dance and NAC Indigenous Theatre. Developed with support from the National Arts Centre’s National Creation Fund.

Co-producers : The CanDance Network Creation Fund, National Arts Centre, The Vancouver East Cultural Centre (The Cultch), DanceWorks, Neighbourhood Dance Works and Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity with support from the Canada Council for the Arts. The production of this work was supported by Dance Victoria’s Chrystal Dance Prize.

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Artists

  • Created by Dancers of Damelahamid
  • Presented in collaboration with NAC Dance and NAC Indigenous Theatre
  • Developed with support from the National Arts Centre’s National Creation Fund
  • Co-producers The CanDance Network Creation Fund,National Arts Centre, The Vancouver East Cultural Centre (The Cultch), DanceWorks, Neighbourhood Dance Works with support from the Canada Council for the Arts and Dance Victoria’s Chrystal Dance Prize
  • Choreographer Margaret Grenier
  • Performers Margaret Grenier Nigel Grenier Raven Grenier Rebecca Baker Grenier Kristy Janvier Jeanette Kotowich Cameron Fraser-Monroe
  • Collaborating Director Charles Koroneho
  • Creative Producer / Set & Visual Designer Andrew Grenier
  • Projection & Lighting Designer Andy Moro
  • Regalia Rebecca Baker-Grenier
  • Dramaturge Peter Rockford Espiritu
  • Interactive New Media Sammy Chien
  • Collaborating Composer Ted Hamilton
  • Flute Jessica McMann
  • Collaborating Director of Animation Dallas Parker
  • Animation Kristen Campbell
  • Indigenous Artwork David Boxley Jim Charlie
  • Cultural Consultants Elder Betsy Lomax Lawrence Trottier Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson Meghann O’Brien
  • Technical Director Jeff Harrison
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