2015 Field Trip Program
The 2015 School Field Trip is now closed but we are accepting applications for next year's Field Trip to the 2016 Talking Stick Festival.
School Field Trip Program
Let us bring your classroom to our stage! Explore Aboriginal Culture through the Arts with our school field trip program.
With the support of our sponsors, we are able to invite classes to experience the Talking Stick Festival. If you are interested in having your class come and attend some of our unique, world-class theatre shows, please fill out the form below. This program is subject to availability, so please get your application form in as soon as possible!
What: The School Field Trip Program allows Full Circle: First Nations Performance, producers of the Talking Stick Festival, to bring school-aged audiences from the Greater Vancouver area to the festival to experience First Nation's culture for FREE. After each performance, there will be a special talkback with the cast and crew.
When: 1pm Matinees only
Mistatim - Wednesday February 18, 1pm & Thursday February 19, 1pm
Salt Baby - Thursday February 19, 1pm (with Talkback) & Friday February 20, 1pm (with Talkback)
Mistatim - The York Theatre, 639 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Salt Baby - Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver
School age children and youth from the Greater Vancouver region are welcome to participate
Below are our criteria for eligible schools:
- Schools must be located in municipalities within Metro Vancouver
- Adults are permitted to attend as chaperones
- Field trip subsidies is subject to availability
Download our 2015 brochure to learn more.
2015 Participating Shows:
MISTATIM WITH TALK BACK
What: MISTATIM produced by Red Sky Production
Who: Recommended for all ages. Appropriate for Grades K - 6
Where: The York Theatre, 639 Commercial Drive
When: Wednesday February 18, 1pm
Thursday February 19, 1pm
Mistatim is a coming of age story about the truest of friendships. A wooden fence is all that separates Calvin's ranch and Speck's reservation, but in many ways they are worlds apart. An unlikely friendship is struck between the two when Calvin attempts to 'break' the only horse no one else can tame in order to prove himself to his father. Speck, who is struggling to find her place in her family, discovers her incredible gift to communicate with horses. Working together to rein in the wild horse, Calvin and Speck learn to communicate with one another across the divide of their own cultures.
About Red Sky Performance
Internationally renowned for its artistry and innovation, Red Sky is Canada's leading company of world Indigenous performance in dance, theatre and music.
This multi-award-winning company was founded by Artistic Director Sandra Laronde in 2000. Red Sky creates, produces and tours original work for adult and family audiences on stages across Canada and the world.
Red Sky has also garnered an international reputation for collaborating on landmark projects with some of the most prestigious artists and companies from around the globe. Since its inception, Red Sky has captured and ignited the imagination of close to 550,000 people from nine countries on four continents. Red Sky highlights the promise and potential of what is possible within contemporary Indigenous performance.
SALT BABY WITH TALK BACK
What: SALT BABY By Falen Johnson, Directed by Yvette Nolan. A Salt Baby Collective Production (75 mins)
Who: Recommended for Age 13 and above
When: Thursday February 19, 1pm (with Talkback)
Friday February 20, 1pm (with Talkback)
Growing up on the Six Nations native reserve, Salt Baby never quite fit in, as a “white” looking “Indian”—fair skin and curly hair made her more of a Shirley Temple type than a Pocahontas type. She has left her home on the Six Nations reservation to live in the city and has started dating a Caucasian man, “Alligator’. She feels these things pulling her away from her heritage and desperately wants to stay tied to her ancestry. She embarks on an investigation of the percentage of her native blood - she's mostly Mohawk and Tuscarora, but there's possibly a white ancestor mixed in too! She needs to know for sure what her quantum numbers are. Turning to her father, to ‘Alligator’ and a host of others for their opinions, she tries to sort out what being native means to her.
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