A four-day, site specific performance workshop with Jaime Black-Morsette that will take us from wetland to cityscape.
September 9, 10, 23, 24, 2023
with a Performance by Jaime Black-Morsette on September 30, National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
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Free/Pay by Donation. All proceeds going to the Search the Landfill efforts.
About the Workshop:
Join artist Jaime Black-Morsette in this four-day workshop exploring the interconnections between our bodies and the land. Together we will learn to feel and draw on the histories held within ourselves and within the land, and the power of these histories to move us. This workshop will also reflect on/respond to current issues facing us locally, such as the call to action to search the Prairie Green landfill for the remains of Indigenous women Morgan Harris and Marcedes Myran.
Geared for dancers, performance artists, activists and those interested in the connection between our bodies and the land as well as land-based art practices. We welcome youth, adults, and elders.
As lunch is provided, when registering for the workshop, please indicate any dietary restrictions. Please also include any access needs that you have as well as transportation resources and requirements, ie. access to a vehicle and how many seats, or if needing a ride.
For access information email firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: Participants do not have to be available for all four days to participate.
September 9 – 11am-3pm
Meeting at Broken Head Wetland Interpretive Trail (1 hour North East of Winnipeg) at 11am and moving locations from there. Bring your swimwear! YLDE will have room to transport 7 participants, leaving the city from downtown at 10am-arriving back in the city at 4pm. You are also welcome to attend using your own transportation.
September 10 – 11am-3pm
Meeting at Oodena Celebration Circle, The Forks, Winnipeg, and moving to Camp Mercedes and around The Forks area
September 23 & 24 – 11am-3pm
The Output, Video Pool Media Arts Centre, Artspace, 2nd floor, 100 Arthur Street
In addition, on September 30 – 2pm
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – Winnipeg Location TBD
Free Public Performance by Jaime Black-Morsette
Jaime Black-Morsette is a multidisciplinary artist of Anishinaabe, Métis and European descent. Black’s art practice engages themes of memory, identity, place and resistance and is grounded in an understanding of the body and the land as sources of cultural and spiritual knowledge. Through her art she works to inspire dialogue around social and political events and issues, and to create space for reflection. She is particularly interested in feminism and Indigenous social justice, and the possibilities for articulating linkages between and around both. Her REDress Project, confronting the scourge of violence against Indigenous women and girls, has been featured in venues across Canada and the United States, including at the National Museum of the American Indian/Smithsonian Institution, in Washington, D.C.
YLDE thanks Winnipeg Arts Council, Manitoba Arts Council, and Canada Council for the Arts for their continued funding support