Talking Stick Festival

2016 Industry Series Overview

IYÁ7YULH

Talking Stick Industry Series 2016

 

This year's IYÁ7YULH Talking Stick Industry Series will take place from February 19 to 22, 2016, on traditional, unceded Coast Salish territory (Vancouver, British Columbia).

Iyá7yulh (Ee-ya-chote-yo-lh), which translates to “get aboard our canoe”, will build on the momentum of last year's series. Taking place over 4 days, the IYÁ7YULH Talking Stick Industry Series includes galas, performances, workshops, case studies, conversations, catered hospitality and networking opportunities all geared toward illuminating topics regarding Indigenous Performing Arts across Turtle Island.

Passes to the IYÁ7YULH Talking Stick Industry Series are $100 (4-day All-Access Industry Series Pass). GST and service fees apply. Subsidies are available for those with financial restrictions.

We invite artists, companies, presenters and interested audience members of all disciplines and cultural/racial backgrounds to join us in our canoe as we navigate these new and exciting waters!

 

 

 

 

Thursday, February 18th:

WAx HOKS EN SHQALAWIN (OPEN YOUR HEARTS)
Gala Celebration

Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre
181 Roundhouse Mews (Davie & Pacific), Vancouver B.C. V5L 3W7
7 pm 

Gather with us in the Roundhouse Exhibition Hall for Wax Hoks en Shqalawin (Open Your Hearts) - Talking Stick’s Opening Gala Celebration!

Hosted by Canadian comedian Ryan McMahon (Anishinaabe), guests can step out on the dancefloor to the music of DJ Kookum (Dene/Nakota) and Beaver T (Cree) & the Divas while being amazed by the table-side sleight of hand magic of Vitaly. All Ages. Cash bar.

 

INDIGENOUS SISTERS SOIREE OPENING GALA AFTER PARTY

The Media Club
695 Cambie St, Vancouver, B.C. V6B 2P1
10pm-3am

An exhilarating evening of diverse Indigenous Female Artists from Pop to Hip Hop. Hosted by Reality TV Star and Radio Personality Suzette Amaya, join us for a powerful night to honour and recognize Indigenous women with performances by DJ Kookum, award-winning artist Fara Palmer, and Hip-Hop talents CarrieLynn Victor and Sadie.

 

Friday, February 19th:
Registration  

*Coffee and tea service

9am – 10am
Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre
Simon Fraser University
149 West Hastings Ave, Vancouver B.C. V6B 1H4

 

Traditional Welcome & Conversation: Canoe Teachings  – Working Together.

10am -11:45am
Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre
Simon Fraser University
149 West Hastings Ave, Vancouver B.C. V6B 1H4

Sahplek Bob Baker (Squamish) and community members lead a traditional welcome, followed by Canoe Teachings and the principles of “pulling” together for a successful journey.

 

Catered Lunch

12:00pm - 1:00pm

 

Case Study: Best Practices in Presenting and Programming

Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre
Simon Fraser University
149 West Hastings Ave, Vancouver B.C. V6B 1H4
1pm - 4pm

Join local, national and international arts presenters and programmers for a focussed discussion regarding the impact of last year’s “Coming to the Fire” Indigenous Touring Network Industry Series on the evolution of best practices and protocol in the performing arts.

 

Dinner on your own

5:00pm - 6:30pm

 

KW’ACHMIXWTS CHEXW SMEN HANTS (Show n’ Tell)

Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre
181 Roundhouse Mews (Davie & Pacific), Vancouver BC V5L 3W7

7:30pm - 7:50pm

A 4-part series throughout Talking Stick Festival exposing audiences to works by artists combining contemporary and traditional performance elements.

 

Battle of the Birds by Kevin Loring, A Savage Society Production

Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre
181 Roundhouse Mews (Davie & Pacific), Vancouver BC V5L 3W7
8pm - 9pm

Based on a traditional Nlakap’amux story about a community confronting the issue of domestic violence. Battle of the Birds is a story set in the mythical time before time, when animals appeared like humans with animal attributes and spoke a similar language. The Bird nation is alarmed because Bald Eagle is abusive to his wife. Golden Eagle convinces the bird nation to conspire with him to rescue Bald Eagle’s Wife from him, but this means war.

 

Un-Wined!!!

Holiday Inn & Suites
1110 Howe St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1R2
10:00pm - 12:00am

 

Saturday, February 20th:

 

Catered Continental Breakfast

Holiday Inn & Suites Rm: TBD 
1110 Howe St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1R2
9am - 10:00am


Talking Circle: theatre and Dance Artists’ Development Process

Holiday Inn & Suites Rm: TBD 
1110 Howe St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1R2
10am - 12:30pm

How can theatre and dance artists find resources and support during the development process? Presenters and producers sit with emerging, mid-career and established performing artists to discuss the needs and resources most useful at various stages in the creation process.  

 

Our Stories, Your Stories

Alice MacKay Room
Vancouver Public Library
350 W Georgia St, Vancouver, B.C. V6B 6B1
2:00pm - 3:30pm 

Don’t miss this chance to hear some of our nation’s favourite stories told by some of the preeminent Indigenous storytellers.

Join Tom McCallum (Métis) Rebecca Campbell Duncan (Squamish) and Wes Nahanee (Squamish) for an
afternoon of stories depicting the history of our people from many lifetimes. Share in the passing on of our oral traditions. Perfect for all ages and for the whole family! Free.

 

MatriArts Exhibition Walkthrough

Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre
181 Roundhouse Mews (Davie & Pacific), Vancouver BC V5L 3W7
2pm - 3:30pm

Join curator Lou-ann Neel and curatorial consultant Mique’l Dangeli for an intimate walkthrough and talk back on the MatriArts Roundhouse Exhibition.

 

Building Best Practices: A Community Discussion

Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre
Simon Fraser University
149 West Hastings Ave, Vancouver B.C. V6B 1H4
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Open to everyone, we the Indigenous theatre community, invite members of the Indigenous, culturally diverse, indie and mainstream theatre communities to continue conversations that foster inclusion, best practices and protocol for the performing arts.

 

Dinner on your own

5:30pm - 7:30pm

 

AB-ORIGINAL CABARET

Ironworks Studios
235 Alexander St, Vancouver BC, V6A 1C2
8pm 

Back by popular demand, located in one of our very favourite venues! An eclectic evening of theatre, song and spoken word emceed by radio and podcast favourite, Ryan McMahon and featuring the brightest Indigenous talent from across disciplines!

 

Un-Wined!!!

Holiday Inn & Suites
1110 Howe St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1R2
10:00pm - 12:00am

 

Sunday, February 21st:


Celebration of Powwow Culture

Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre
181 Roundhouse Mews (Davie & Pacific), Vancouver BCV5L 3W7
12:00pm - 5:00pm

Come and explore Powwow culture. Enjoy a brilliant display of traditional and contemporary dance exhibitions featuring dancers ranging in age from toddlers to elders. Join in the inter-tribal dances, browse a variety of vendor exhibits and interactive displays!

 

Case Study: Vancouver Art Gallery and Protocols

Audain Gallery
Simon Fraser University
149 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4
4:00pm - 5:30pm

This panel looks at the roles and responsibilities of arts institutions today when working with Indigenous cultural material. Through a close examination of a recent performance at the Vancouver Art Gallery’s FUSE, presenters bring forward questions and strategies regarding protocol, permission and re-enactment.

 

INDIAN ACTS  

Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre
181 Roundhouse Mews (Davie & Pacific), Vancouver BC V5L 3W7
7:00pm – 8:30pm

The ingredients: 2 artists, an idea, a tight timeline and a studio space. Come see the Full Circle Aboriginal Ensemble in collaboration with local professional artists creating short, new works in a limited time. Each pair, who have never worked together before, will create a 7 minute performance after just 10 hours in the studio. Exciting, dynamic, surprising, innovative! Intended to inspire dialogue about collaboration and creative process, a conversation mediated by Lindsay Lachance will follow the performance. This work is inspired by and realized with support from Brief Encounters and Kristina Lemieux.

 

Un-Wined!!!

Holiday Inn & Suites
1110 Howe St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1R2
10:00pm - 12:00am

 

Monday, February 22:


Sharing Perspectives: LAUNCHING THE CANOE!

Holiday Inn & Suites
1110 Howe St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1R2
10:00am - 5:00pm

The IYÁ7YULH Industry Series will culminate with “Sharing Perspectives: Launching the Canoe!”. Several conversations, taking place over many locations and years. Building on last year’s Industry Series, this day will be devoted to creating an action plan with all our relations and allies to “launch our canoe”! Catered lunch included.

 

TSF! MUSICAL COFFEE HOUSES

Curated by Suzette Amaya
9pm - 12am
Zawa Restaurant
920 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, B.C. V5L 3W7

Get your finger on the pulse of new Indigenous music! Drop by Zawa, our East Van Gathering Place and settle in to listen to some of the best up and coming musicians, DJ’s and vocalists! Hosted by Suzette Amaya, it’s casual, informal, eclectic, hip and very happening! Minimum $10 spend requested. PWYC.

 

 

Full Passes to the IYÁ7YULH Talking Stick Industry Series:  $100 (4 days, all-access to conversations, performances and hospitality). GST and service fees apply.

Individual sessions: Suggested donation $10. Advance registration recommended. jessica@fullcircle.ca

Limited bursaries available contact jessica@fullcircle.ca

 

 

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