(Anishinaabe, Grassy Narrows First Nation)
Market Hall Performance Centre (140 Charlotte Street, Peterborough)
February 2 @ 7:30 PM SOLD OUT
Run Time: 50minutes + 15 min Q&A
Reception to follow the Q+A with catering provided by Grandfather’s Kitchen (Thomas Olszewski)
Accessibility: Accessible venue and washrooms, audio assist system available for hard of hearing. To book an audio headset email email@example.com
COVID precautions: This is a mask-friendly event
Tickets are sold on a sliding PWYC scale from $5 to $25.
*Sliding scale pricing is offered to make our tickets accessible and affordable for everyone. All tickets are general admission.*
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The Anishinaabe of Grassy Narrows are resilient. They are stitching their fractured landscapes back together from the impact of mercury poisoning. Using dance, movement, sound, and storytelling, the Dora-award winning Waawaate Fobister embodies Omaagomaan, a two-spirit being, and a manifestation of the earth and man-made poisons that have seeped into the earth’s crust. A fierce shape-shifter inspired by Anishinaabeg worldview and cosmologies, Omaagomaan forces us to reckon with the ways the maanaadizi (ugly) and the onishishin (beautiful) collide.
“Fobister is a magnetic performer, and his storytelling and characterizations are richly textured.” -Kathleen Oliver, The Georgia Straight
“Fobister is a dynamic, engaging performer, and you owe it to yourself to listen to their story.” -Mooney on Theatre
Click the image below to learn more about this performance and Waawaate Fobister in this APTN article:
Watch the trailer for Omaagomaan here:
Created and performed by: Waawaate Fobister
Costume by: Sage Paul
Sound and composition by: Marc Meriläinen
Original direction by: Troy Emery Twigg
Photo Credit: Dahlia Katz