May 20, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.
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Tsatsu Stalqayu (Coastal Wolfpack) and Mortal Coil (Vancouver, BC)

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NAC English Theatre Production

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On a site joining past and the present - sən̓aʔqʷ  (settler name: Vanier Park) - Tsatsu Stalqayu (Coastal Wolfpack, a three generation family group) and Mortal Coil Performance continue their 12 year exploration of Coast Salish art and culture. Grand Acts of Great Hope unites Tsatsu Stalqayu’s traditional Salish performance with Mortal Coil’s European based outdoor site specific theatrical techniques in an event that includes a 12’ Salish elder, bears, whales, ladybugs, eagles, and a Thunderbird, among others. Song and dance, prayer and procession illuminate our grand act of building bridges towards each other while honouring the creatures on the lands we all share. 

A Grand Act set on sənaʔqʷ (Vanier Park)

Co-created by Tsatsu Stalqayu (Coastal Wolfpack) and Mortal Coil Performance

Core Creative Team and Directors:  Alec Dan, Peter Hall, Iona Paul 

Designers:  Barbara Clayden, Peter Hall, Elia Kirby, Iona Paul, Joseph Paul, Frank Rader


The live performances will take place in various regions of the country and will respect health and safety guidelines in each location. After the live performances have taken place, the NAC will share videos from each performance on its website and social media channels.

Dates and times subject to change.

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