Aria Evans © Taylor Long

Matriarchs Uprising

Samantha Sutherland & Aria Evans (Program B)

2023-04-14 20:00 2023-04-14 21:00 60 Canada/Eastern 🎟 NAC: Matriarchs Uprising

https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/31955

In-person event

Curated by Olivia C. Davies, Matriarchs Uprising is a unique festival of exchange and sharing through dance and performances, workshops and conversation. The festival creates a platform for Indigenous women who are nurturing the art of Contemporary Indigenous dance and storytelling, while holding space for past, present and future. Two curated mixed programs will be presented in the Azrieli Studio over two nights. Special package pricing is available for both shows!  Program B -April 14,...

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Azrieli Studio,1 Elgin Street,Ottawa,Canada
Friday, April 14, 2023
8 PM EDT
Aria Evans © Taylor Long
Samantha Sutherland © Zachary Cardwell
Indigenous arts Dance Contemporary
  • In-person event
  • ≈ 42 minutes · No intermission

Curated by Olivia C. Davies, Matriarchs Uprising is a unique festival of exchange and sharing through dance and performances, workshops and conversation. The festival creates a platform for Indigenous women who are nurturing the art of Contemporary Indigenous dance and storytelling, while holding space for past, present and future. Two curated mixed programs will be presented in the Azrieli Studio over two nights. Special package pricing is available for both shows! 

Program B -April 14, 2023
Samantha Sutherland ȼ̓inaⱡ upxamik 
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Aria Evans Midline 

On April 14, Program B will present the work of Samantha Sutherland entitled ȼ̓inaⱡ upxamik and Aria Evans’s Midline. To learn more about April 13 Program A, click here.  

In ȼ̓inaⱡ upxamik, Samantha Sutherland delves into the feelings and emotions that arose as she began to question why Indigenous culture is important in her life.  It contrasts feeling fear of embarking on a vulnerable journey and feeling excited for the lessons that come forth.  She looks at her own preconceived notions of what being in touch with culture truly means for her. 

Midline is a choreographic study created and performed by Aria Evans. It seeks to understand the science behind scar tissue and investigates the scars we choose, the scars that are accidents and the scars that save our lives. Through text and movement, Aria tackles these questions that highlight the endurance of the human body. 

Aria Evans © Taylor Long
Samantha Sutherland © Zachary Cardwell

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