Research Series Presentation: Emily Solstice Tait + Jeanette Kotowich
When: Sunday, March 14, 2021
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm (CST), Online over Zoom *Please note daylight savings time shift*
Cost: This is a Pay-What-You-Can event
Emily Solstice Tait + Jeanette Kotowich will present their creative research from their time in residence with Young Lungs Dance Exchange
About the Research:
Diving into ideas, concepts, themes and values during this creative incubation period, we share embodied expressions from our findings. As we follow our individual creative pathways, we hold each other up with supportive accountability, nurturing each-others process with compassion & kindness. Join us in the virtual realm as we reveal to ourselves our research offerings, inviting you as witness.
In our research we have called for ‘Artistic Knowledge Sharing’ from our community of Prairie based Indigenous performance makers to root our process in creative kinship; Meegwun Fairbrother, Tracey Nepinak, Marsha Knight, and Yvette Nolan joined us for talks over tea.
We acknowledge the Land (our first Mother) which holds us in all our creative endeavours.
Emily residing on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota and Dene Peoples in Treaty 1 Territory and the Métis Nation.
Jeanette residing on the ancestral and unceded Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw), Tsleil-Waututh (səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ) and Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm).
About Emily Solstice Tait + Jeanette Kotowich:
Jeanette and Emily both trace their families lines to prairie lands. Jeanette is originally from Treaty 4 territory Saskatchewan, and creates work that reflects a Métis cultural narrative within the context of contemporary Indigenous dance performance and Indigenous futurism. Emily is from Treaty 1 Territory and is a member of Beren Rivers First Nation (Treaty 5), her practice is rooted in contemporary dance but her work crosses into theatre, devising, choreography, and stage management. Dance and theatre have criss-crossed our creative paths for the past three years. Now, in this time of stillness, we have come together to strengthen one another and build our collective dance methodology with the guidance of selected established Indigenous artists who have gone before us. Marsi, Hiy Hiy, Meegwetch to those who so generously share with us.
Young Lungs Dance Exchange’s Research Series is generously supported by Winnipeg Arts Council, Manitoba Arts Council, and Canada Council for the Arts.