Ballet and Indigenous dancers come together to honour missing and murdered women and girls
Ballet and Indigenous dancers come together to honour missing and murdered women and girls I want them to dance as if it were the women dancing, and so I say you’re representing the spirit of these women, so I’m going to bless your feet so that seal Glide, you you know if you’ll be able to heal, will bring the culture with all This land and integrate to the existing performance, and we we have the presence of the soul. The presence of this culture inside the existing, the ballot for me and so it’ll be incorporated into you know into the ballet itself and so that we don’t replace. We don’t that this place, we ate, we blend, you know, and so it’s filet does there ballet. We do ours, we just do it together and if you want to join, the show is different because it is that blend of indigenous and Western ways of doing things and showcasing their respective art form. It’S standing shoulder-to-shoulder with non indigenous people who are trying to share the same message that indigenous women matter in this issue matters. For me, I do have some anxiety being a jingle dress dancer in the ballet, because I feel that I have to get the message right for a so long. People have talked about or written about, indigenous people and it’s never been with us when we got introduced to being part of the ballet. I was very excited because art speaks many languages. You know the ballet, there’s no words, but there is this movement. There’S this emotion that cares to the dance, send a story as well as the emotion that you would feel with a child that dancer and a jingle dress, dancer they’re, not saying something like you know, to their voice, but they’re, saying it through their movement this year. I wanted language, I really wanted language, I wanted words and so and Natalie sappier did – and I gave her words for grandmother mother, Aunt, sister Sibley little girl, woman bride. You know all those things that you, folks of those words, are on their ballet shoes this year, but we also added pictures of women on those shoes. It’S so important, because the built the land is craving to hear the language of the land. These dancers are dancing for us. These dancers are dancing for the women and, as I had these ballet slippers, looking at them. As this disc and dust paint on, I wanted to paint stories of of the women of our communities. What’S really amazing and beautiful is that come from different countries and so where’s when they go back home they talk about. This is what I did while I was in Canada. You know and they’re there there’s this machine there cuz it’s not just. What can we do? It’S, how do we as a society and internalized, are responsible that we live in a society that does horrific things to each other, and so it’s almost as if it’s a wake-up call. All of us responsibility to care for our non-indigenous and Indigenous sisters. We see for the ones who can’t see we here for the ones who don’t hear we, we smell the medicine for the Wii. That anymore, we speak for the ones. We have no more voice when you feel emotions for the ones who no longer feel we stand and dance for the ones who no longer dance. The Red Shawl Campaign and Atlantic Ballet have joined to put on a new adaptation of a ballet that honours missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.
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