Talking Earth with Kaha:wi Dance Theatre

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Talking Earth with Kaha:wi Dance Theatre
June 20th & 21st at 9:30 pm

On June 20 & 21 at 9:30 pm, in honour of National Indigenous Peoples Day, the Gardiner Museum will co-present two free public performances of Talking Earth with Kaha:wi Dance Theatre, featuring multidisciplinary artist and Director of Kaha:wi Dance Theatre, Tekaronhiáhkhwa / Santee Smith.

Talking Earth, which debuted at the Gardiner in June 2022, activates Smith’s permanent public artwork commission of the same name through embodied storytelling, vocalizations, and projection mapping by AVA Animation & Visual Arts that illuminate the Museum’s façade on Queen’s Park. The projections include photos of Smith’s family, namely her grandmother, Elda “Bun” Smith, who is credited with reviving the tradition of pottery making on Ohswé:ken, Six Nations of the Grand River.