2018/19 Season: tickets on sale!
Individual tickets: $25 adult, $20 senior, $16 youth
Purchase at Mountain Eagle Books, Smithers.
Stay tuned for community workshops with visiting artists!
Next show: Friday, November 16, 2018
Opening Act: Jeanette Kotowich brings Eloise, a dance that is cheeky, glamorous, and honest in its examination of Indigenous cultural identity.
‘Eloise’ is a character-derived dance performance choreographed, written and performed by Jeanette Kotowich. Jeanette brings insight to the practice of honouring traditional territory. Eloise invites the audience to witness protocol with sincerity, hilarity, and gratitude. Through paralleling the irreverent against reverence, the performance experience is a provocation, asking the question ‘How do we give thanks?’ As the show tours to different parts of BC, it adapts to encompass local protocol and language into her piece. For the Smithers performance, Jeanette has been working with guidance from Witsuwit’en community members.
Tara Cheyenne Performance: I can’t remember the word for I can’t remember
One-woman powerhouse performance exploring dance, theatre, comedy, motherhood and the slippage of memory. Reviewed as, “Stand-up comedy with dance breaks. ” Some coarse language, recommended for Teens+
'I can’t remember the word for I can’t remember' premiered in Vancouver earlier this year and is the latest chapter in Artistic Director Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg's ongoing exploration of characters. This new solo show is a wrought blend of dance, gesture and theater. Tara reveals and provokes assumptions about memory and identity. Through comedy, awareness and struggle, Tara examines her own experience as a woman, a homosapien and a mother. BVCA notes for our audience that there is some coarse language in Tara’s dance / theatre piece. “But I must say it’s very relatable and funny,” says board member Shannon Finnegan. “Who hasn’t ever had the urge to swear at your phone?”