Eloise created by Jeanette Kotowich is a cheeky, glamorous and reverent examination of mixed Indigenous cultural Identity. Eloise invites the audience to witness and participate in protocol with sincerity, hilarity, and gratitude.
Performed just prior to the workshop reading of Alley Theatre's Inheritance: A pick-the-path performance.
Eloise is a character-derived dance performance choreographed, written and performed by Jeanette Kotowich, which brings insight to the practice of honouring traditional territory. Through paralleling reverence and glamour, the performance experience is a provocation, asking the question ‘How do we give thanks?’ Eloise invites the audience to witness and participate in protocol with sincerity, hilarity, and gratitude. This work honours the inner terrain of the body, our ties to land and experience that we carry with us from where we have come, and the physical land on which we currently stand.
Created and performed by: Jeanette Kotowich
Lighting support: Taylor Janzen
Audio editing: Dominic Gregorio
Audio credits: Ancestors Revival by Crystal DJ Kwe Favel,Sunchyme by Dario G, Stadium Pow Wow by Tribe Called Red feat. Black Bear
Acknowledgements: Deanne Peters, Michelle Olson, Charles Koroneho, TaraCheyenne, Carlos Rivera Martínez, Margaret Grenier, Jack Gray, Dåkot-ta Alcantara-Camacho, Traci Foster, Tasha Faye Evans, Su-Feh Lee, Salome Nieto,Olivia Shaffer, and Justin Ducharme.
Project support: Raven Spirit Dance,The Dance Centre, Talking Stick Festival
A facilitated "Ask Us Anything" panel with local audience members plus a demo of Weshowup.io - a new pay-what-you-wish ticketing platform.
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