WHO: Olivia C. Davies
WHEN: Sunday, September 15 1-3 pm*
WHERE: Bate Island, Ottawa
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
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*Olivia will be performing during the Traditional Feast from 1-3 pm as part of the Welcoming of the Water Walkers which begins at 9:30 am with ceremonies. For more information on the morning portion of the event click here.
Kichisippi Love ~ an honoring
stirring memories. carrying prayers. celebrating our big river.
a performance installation from Zawa Niibi-Kwe | Olivia C. Davies
One woman celebrates the now-too-still waterway that once rushed with life by infusing the shoreline with small, solemn declarations of love and responding to the echoes of a blood-stained history buried deep in the riverbed.
Olivia is a Vancouver-based performer, choreographer, and community-arts facilitator of Anishinaabe, French-Canadian, and Welsh heritage. Her practice has intrinsic ties to feminist politics and social justice. Davies’ works often explore the emotional and political relationships between people and places. Her first full-length work “Crow’s Nest and Other Places She’s Gone” (2017) blends Contemporary dance, theatre, and street culture through an Indigenous lens. Her recent choreographic explorations are driven by a desire to explore neo-traditional aspects of her Indigeneity.
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