MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY (MOA) AT UBC – COASTAL FIRST NATIONS DANCE FESTIVAL 2014

RENOWNED SOUTH AMERICAN ARTISTS MAKE CANADIAN PREMIERE AT COASTAL FIRST NATIONS DANCE FESTIVAL

The Dancers of Damelahamid produce the annual Coastal First Nations Dance Festival in partnership with the UBC Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver. The Festival is a celebration of the stories, songs and dances of the Indigenous peoples of the northwest coast of North America. The festival presents the rich cultural traditions practiced by dance groups from British Columbia, the Yukon, Alaska and Washington State as well as guest international artists and demonstrates that these traditions are very much alive, vibrant and relevant today.

The Dancers of Damelahamid have had the honour to present dance groups from the following First Nations: Musqueam, Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh, Kwakwakawakw, Gitxsan, Tsimshian, Nisga’a, Haida, Tagish and Tlingit Nations. Guest artists from across Canada, as well as international groups from New Zealand & Australia, have been invited to share their traditions, allowing the Coastal First Nations Dance Festival to connect with a global community of Indigenous dance. Download the 2014 CFNDF Program. March 7-9, 2014.

SIGNATURE EVENING PERFORMANCE
Friday March 7, 2014,  7:30 pm. Doors open at 7:00 pm
•  Welcome to Territory, Musqueam Elder Larry Grant
•  Spakwus Slolem (Eagle Song Dancers) – Squamish
•  Rainbow Creek Dancers – Haida
•  Adriana Arrunátegui – Peruvian
•  Dancers of Damelahamid – Gitxsan 

Saturday March 8, 2014 7:30 pm. Doors open at 7:00 pm

•  Compaigni V’ni Dansi – Métis
•  Git Hoan – Tsimshian
•  Adriana Arrunátegui – Peruvian
•  Dancers of Damelahamid – Gitxsan

FESTIVAL STAGE

Saturday March 8, 2014, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
1:00 pm Program:
•  Tsatsu Stalqayu (Coast Wolf Pack) – Musqueam
•  Dakhká Khwáan – Inland Tlingit
•  Dancers of Damelahamid – Gitxsan
2:30 pm Program:
•  Kwhlii Gibaygum – Nisga’a
•  Le La La – Kwakwaka’wakw
•  Git Hoan – Tsimshian

Sunday March 9, 2014, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
1:00 pm Program:
•  Tsatsu Stalqayu (Coast Wolf Pack) – Musqueam
•  Dakhká Khwáan – Inland Tlingit
•  Dancers of Damelahamid – Gitxsan
2:30 pm Program:
•  Compaigni V’ni Dansi – Métis
•  Git Hayetsk – Nisga’a/Tsimshian
•  Chinook Song Catchers – Squamish

•  $25 adults, $20 students/seniors/MOA members (taxes included) | Advance tickets available through tickets tonight: www.ticketstonight.ca | Free with Museum Admission.

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