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ARIA EVANS. SET & LIGHTING DESIGN : ANDY MORO. COSTUMES : SHERRY KINNEAR. ARTISTIC TREATMENT: AURA (MONIQUEAURA.COM). © ANDRE REINDERS
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ARIA EVANS. SET & LIGHTING DESIGN : ANDY MORO. COSTUMES : SHERRY KINNEAR. ARTISTIC TREATMENT: AURA (MONIQUEAURA.COM). © ANDRE REINDERS
Indigenous arts Theatre Dance Festival events

Finding Wolastoq Voice is a powerful debut work from Indigenous artist-turned-playwright Samaqani Cocahq (Natalie Sappier) of Tobique First Nation, a leading voice in New Brunswick’s thriving Indigenous art scene.

Featuring the evocative choreography of dancer Aria Evans, this beautiful dance-theatre hybrid is the deeply personal coming-of-age story of a young Wolastoqiyik woman who is awakened by the voices of her ancestors. Evans draws on her experiences as a woman of mixed race (Mi’kmaq/Black/British) to beautifully convey feelings of sorrow, grace, and hope.

Andy Moro has created an organic, natural world that shifts and moves seamlessly, providing the foundation for this inspiring work.


Yut keti nomihtuweq amalhapomkahtimok sakihtaksik kisihtahatok Wolastoqi amalhocossawet naka tokec nutatkuhket Samaqani Cocahq (Natalie Sappier), Neqotkukew.  ‘Takonutomon weckuwikitpon ‘cimaciw amsqahs pilsqehsisuwit naka letisuwit tokiw tuhkimit nikanapasihticik ‘kansuhs.

Wolastoqey translation

Performance is approximately 1 hour with no intermission.

ARIA EVANS. SET & LIGHTING DESIGN : ANDY MORO. COSTUMES : SHERRY KINNEAR. ARTISTIC TREATMENT: AURA (MONIQUEAURA.COM). © ANDRE REINDERS
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