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Re-Quickening by Kaha:wi Dance Theatre


Sir James Dunn Theatre, Dalhousie Arts Centre, 6101 University Ave, Halifax, NS


Thursday, September 21 at 8:00pm - 10:00pm


Kaha:wi Dance Theatre presents "Re-Quickening"

Six Nations (Co-Presented with Prismatic Arts Festival)
September 21-23, 2017, 8PM
Sir James Dunn Theatre
$30 Adults; $25 Seniors; $20 Students (General Seating)

Premiering as part of Harbourfront Centre's 2015/16 Next Steps dance series, Re-Quickening takes the prevailing discourse surrounding international Indigenous women's issues and incites a tough topical dialogue through performance, music and art, fuelled by re-constructing feminine power. Does reconciliation mean the same thing to everyone, including those living on Turtle Island? Re-Quickening goes there, while facilitating an artistic re-awakening of her-story. "By piecing together fragments and shards of Indigenous knowing, this production acts as a reaffirmation of life and healing from issues of violence against women and the Earth," says Santee. She also makes it clear that the driving force behind Re-Quickening are Indigenous voices, "It's about our experience and it's our truth."

Re-Quickening is a spiritual resurgence, tipping colonialism on its head. The performance touches on themes of dislocation from land, body and voice; the history of violence against Indigenous women since contact; residential schools; and the assimilative processes of the Indian Act towards reclaiming women's blood ties, rites, umbilical connection to land and healing.

Re-Quickening - It's time to re-awaken the giant within.

Watch the trailer here:

Live Art Dance is honoured to announce that this piece is being presented in collaboration with the Prismatic Arts Festival, one of Canada’s leaders in diversity and accessibility. (For more information about Prismatic’s incredible line-up, please visit

JOIN US SEPTEMBER 21 AT 7:15-7:45: Pre-show chat with Halifax's Poet Laureate, Rebecca Thomas. A chance to hear about her practice and to learn about the themes at play in Kaha:wi's work.

POST-SHOW CHAT, SEPTEMBER 22: Join Live Art Impresario Don Rieder on the Dunn Stage after the performance for a Q&A with the artists!

Tickets available online at the Live Art Dance website here, or by phoning 902-420-0003

Photo credit: David Hou