Matriarchs Uprising Festival 2024

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Matriarchs Uprising is an annual performance festival that celebrates contemporary female Indigenous dance. The festival offers a program of live performances, educational workshops, and circle conversations led by local and international Indigenous artists.

Matriarchs Uprising Festival 2024

  • Dates: February 19-25, 2024
  • Location: Scotiabank Dance Centre (677 Davie St, Vancouver) and online
  • Tickets: Starting at $5, pay what you can (view all online here)

Upcoming Schedule Highlights

Work-In-Progress Studio Sharing Samantha Sutherland, Sophie Dow
February 21, 2024

An Evening with Raven Spirit Dance
February 22, 2024 – Live & Video 

A triple bill featuring Confluence, by Raven Spirit Dance, with works by special guests Sandra Lamouche and Tin Gamboa. This evening will include a Post-show Talkback.

Niizh Niimiwinan, Two Dances
February 23-24, 2024

A double bill of solo dances by Barbara Kaneratonni Diabo (Tiohtià:ke/Montreal) & Louise Pōtiki Bryant (Aotearoa/New Zealand).

Community Workshop with Yvonne Chartrand
February 24, 2024

Yvonne Chartrand will share the joy, love and beauty of the Métis culture including traditional and contemporary steps of the Red River Jig known as the national dance of the Métis, some traditional dances and Métis square dances with calls.

Indigi-Dance On Screen
Raven Grenier, Erynne Gilpin, Lindsay Delaronde, Patti Shaughnessy, Kelly Nash
On Demand until February 25, 2024

The festival is presented by O.Dela Arts, an organization that seeks to develop audiences for contemporary Indigenous dance and community arts.

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