Freedom & Movement.
The Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society presents Tlakentli by Ondinnok Productions, as part of One Yellow Rabbit’s 34th Annual High Performance Rodeo, Calgary’s International Festival of the Arts, from January 23 - 25, 2020.
"Tlakentli Shares with us the deep rooted historical stories that have survived the many generations who hold the culture closely. This story highlights the importance of resilience and celebrates the resistance that many indigenous cultures face around the world with colonial suppression. This piece of work is not only educational but extremely brilliant in merging the world of dance, theatre, culture, and language, “ said Justin Many Fingers, Making Treaty 7’s Artistic Director.
In a performance midway between dance and theatre, two Indigenous artists from Mexico, of Nahua and Mixteco descent, share with us their quest for identity by drawing on their cultures and the history of their ancestors. They present scenes of their metamorphoses through time, revealing the upheavals and constantly driven by the hope of finding themselves.
Languages and myths propel this inevitable voyage that redraws borders and casts off the hides adopted both freely and forcibly. Revealing that which unites us and that which tears us away from each other and ourselves, Tlakentli considers the issue of identity in relation to migrations and explores the myth of our original elegance. Join us January 23 - 25, 2020 - tickets on sale now! @hprodeo https://m.hprodeo.ca/2020/tlakentli
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