Awaken creativity and potential, acknowledging connections to Indigenous story, song, dance, and movement. Explore new Indigenous performance styles grounded in strong cultural teachings and practice with acknowledgement to the land, body and spirit. The learned choreography will be performed at the WIPCE 2017 closing ceremonies.

This workshop will include intense warm-ups & energetic choreography.

Some experience in dance, athletic apparel, water bottle, and an open mind

Each track must have a minimum of 30 participants registered for the track to run. 


Dovercourt House, 805 Dovercourt Rd., 3rd floor Studio`


Santee Smith

Workshop Leader - Choreography - Indigenous Performance
Nation: Kanyen’kehàka - Six Nations of the Grand River Territory

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Beez Ngarino Te Waati

Māori Movement, Kapa Haka Theatre
Iwi: Ngati Ranginui, Ngati Pukenga, Ngati Kahu, Ngai te Rangi, Waikato

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Nimkii Osawamick

Hoop Dance, Powwow Styles
Nation: Odawa, Wikwemikong, Unceed Reserve located in Manitoulin Island, Wolf Clan

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Montana Summers

Workshop Assistant
Nation: Oneida of the Thames

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