2018 InFrinGinG DANCE FESTIVAL
Celebrate diversity through dance

JULY 5-8, 2018


TICKETED INDOOR PERFORMANCES

The Sun and the Moon

Inspired by Celestine Aleck's Coast Salish story, choreographed by Holly Bright to an original score by Andrew Balfour.

 
Thursday, July 5, 2018 | 7:30PM
The Port Theatre

 

The InFrinGinG Dance Festival opens with a new work by Holly Bright, The Sun and The Moon, based on a Coast Salish creation story by Snuneymuxw author, Celestine Aleck. It features an original score by Andrew Balfour (Camerata Nova), Costume design and construction by Graham McMonagle, Lighting Design by John Carter, and Video Design Chimerik with video support by Renee Poisson.

 

Full: $30.00
Members: $25.00
Student: $15.00
Available soon...


ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Celestine Aleck, Sahiltiniye, is a practicing professional artist of Snuneymuxw First Nation lineage. She is a contemporary author, story teller, illustrator and interpreter of traditional stories.  Her work is published through Strong Nations Publishing Company, Nanaimo, and distributed throughout the country and especially to schools who wish to teach their child populations about Indigenous artists and the territory where they live. Autho's Bio.

Kalabanté: Won’ma Afrique

Saturday, July 7, 2018 | 7:30PM 
The Port Theatre

 

"Won'Ma Afrique", meaning "our Africa" in the Schmidt language, is adapted from Kalabanté's "Africa in the Circus" performance for the Montreal Council of the Arts tour of 2017-2018 -- symbolizing the strength, agility and the joy of living of african youth. Amazing acrobats, along with their musicians, run their authentic choreographies on the frantic rythmes of djembes from Guinea. This show radiates the diversity of African traditional arts combined with the virtuosity of the North American modern circus performance.

 

 

Full: $40.00
Members:$35.00
Students: $15.00
Available soon...
 
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Special guests, Guinean artists, Kalabanté, offer a 3-day workshop; a free, outdoor, teaser-demo Friday; and a full show, Won’ma Afrique, Saturday at The Port Theatre. Formed in 2007 by Yamoussa Bangoura, a multidisciplinary artist of Guinean origin, these artists were discovered by Cirque du Soleil as they honed their unparalleled acrobatic skills on the beaches of their homeland. They join us at Nanaimo's 16th annual InFrinGinG Dance Festival to deepen our understanding and appreciation of African dance, drum, song and joy.


The White Room Performances

Hum | Lindy’s Hop | Untitled

Samantha Letourneau | Lindy Sisson | Nabil Sayes
 
Friday, July 6, 2018 | 8:00PM
The White Room | 4 Church Street, Nanaimo
 
OUR Culture!  Nanaimo; who we are!  Enjoy works in process and snippets of life created by Nanaimoites: established, newly located, and newly immigrated!
 
Tickets: $20.00
 
 

Lindy's Hop

An exploration of a dancer stuck behind a desk, the blindness of bureaucracy, the callousness of control and the fear of love - that lose out to the power of the light that shines within. "A cathartic slice of life - you might relate to."
 

WORKSHOPS & EXTRAS

Celebrate Africa!

Voodoo Dave & Friends | Kalabanté
 
Crimson Coast Stage | Maffeo Sutton Park
Friday, July 6th, 2018 | 5:30-6:30PM
 
VooDoo Dave & Friends and Guinean artists of Kalabanté share the outcome of their residency together; with a teaser by Kalabanté for their Saturday night show! Bring your drum or borrow one of ours (limited!) and circle up with us to revive the heartbeat of InFrinGinG for 2018

"This is Polynesia!" South Sea Revue

The Paul Tavai-Latta Polynesian Dancers & Co.

 
Crimson Coast Stage | Maffeo Sutton Park 
Saturday, July 7, 2018 | 12:30-5PM
 
FREE
 
Audience Participation class of Hawaiian Hula & Tahitian Ori dance -- with live drums and a hands on “Show & Tell” of the instruments for the kids (big and small!) to touch, feel, hear, and try out!  An opportunity for everyone to try out the dances of this exotic and beautiful region. With an additional performance of traditional and contemporary Māori dance, music and costume -- ending with a multi-cultural Polynesian Finale show! 

Dancing in the Middle Eastern | Performances and Workshops

Dabke! Lebanese, Syrian & Palestinian folk dance | Turkish Roman Dance

Khaleegy - Dance of the Gulf States | Dance and Rhythms of Egypt  

 
Crimson Coast Stage | Maffeo Sutton Park
Sunday, July 8, 2018 | 12:30-4:00PM
 
FREE
 
Discover high-energy dabke dances of Syria and Lebanon, graceful home-style Khaleegy, earthy Turkish dance, intricate Arab rhythms and expressive Egyptian movements. This afternoon will mix fun, energizing drumming and dance workshops with performances of four distinctive Arab and Turkish styles.  Join ten experienced Middle Eastern dance artists and musicians, who will share their expertise while challenging popular stereotypes and assumptions.
 
No previous dance experience necessary... Just community spirit!
 

FLASHmob!

Maffeo Sutton Park
Sunday, July 8 | 4:15PM
 
FREE
 
This dance was created by The National Ballet School of Canada and is being presented through out the summer in cities across Canada. It is easy, fun and there is even a section modified for those who require to dance in chairs!  
                          More Information...
Photo: The Melissa Nobels, a MerLADY if there ever was one!
MerFOLK SPLASHMOB!
 
Swy-a-lana Lagoon | Maffeo Sutton Park 
Sunday, July 8 | 5:00PM
 
FREE
 
CALLING MerPERSONS, MerMEN, MerCHILDREN, MerMAIDS, MerBEASTS! Join us as we gather, splish, splash and sing our siren song to the love of water! Also enjoy a slice of cake as we celebrate 20 years of Dance of the Crimson Coast!
 
Be inspired by the MerPERSONS of various cultures:
Greek: Siren, Africa: Mami Wata water spirits, Middle East: Abdulla the mermen, Brazil: Lara, Lady of the waters, Haiti: Lasirn, France: Melusine, Japan: Ningyo, Russia: Rusalka, Greenland: Sedna, Scotland: Selkie, Norway: Finfolk, Femme Fatales, Sirenia
 

FREE OUTDOOR EVENTS

All outdoor events take place in Maffeo-Sutton Park alongside the Save-on-Foods Nanaimo Dragonboat Festival.  


OUTDOOR VENUES:    

 CCS  Crimson Coast Stage    SL  Swy-a-lana Lagoon    PG  Park Grounds   TWR  The White Room

 

FRIDAY, JULY 6

5:30-6:30PM | African Dance & Drum Performance | VooDoo DaveMcGrath & Company   CCS 
7:00PM | Won’ma Afrique Teaser Performance | Kalabanté  CCS 
8:00PM | Informal Works Choreographed and performed by Lindy Sisson, Nabil Sayes, and Samantha Letourneau  TWR 
 

SATURDAY, JULY 7

11:30AM | SALSA | Nanaimo Ballroom Dance Society CCS 
12:00PM | SAVE ON FOODS DRAGONBOAT FESTIVAL OPENING CEREMONY | Chinese Lion Dance
12:30PM | Hawaii Thru History |   CCS 
1:30PM | A Night in Tahiti |  CCS 
2:30PM | Audience Participation Class | Hawaiian Hula & Tahitian Ori Dance   CCS 
3:30PM | Māori Aotearoa New Zealand! |  CCS 
4:30PM | Mixed Polynesian Show & Fire Dance Grand Finale  CCS 
 

SUNDAY, JULY 8

10:00AM | ELVIS | A little bit of gospel-a little bit of rock n roll   CCS 
11:30AM | Lluvia flamenco presents Feria
| Celebrating fiesta style dance from Spain  CCS 
12:00PM | DRAGONBOAT FESTIVAL CARNATION CEREMONY | In honour of lives well lived and interrupted by cancer   SL 
12:30PM | Khaleegy - Dance of the Gulf States
| Performance & WorkshoCCS  
1:15PM | Dabke! Lebanese, Syrian & Palestinian folk dance Demonstration & Workshop  CCS 
2:00PM |
 Turkish Roman Dance from Folk to Folkloric | Performance & Workshop  CCS 
3:00PM |
Dance and Rhythms of Egypt
| Performance & Workshop  CCS 
4:00PM | DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL CLOSING CEREMONY 
4:15PM | Flashmob! Sharing Dance Canada - National Ballet School, Chiara Ackerman  CCS 
5:00PM | Merfolk SplashMob | with Crimson Coast Dance 20th Birthday Cake  SL 
 
DANCE MUSEUM TENT | SATURDAY, JULY 7 & SUNDAY JULY 8 | 12:00-5:00PM  PG 
Visit the Dance Museum Tent to purchase performance tickets, register for workshops, and learn more about the inspirations that underlie the festival performances. Located in Maffeo-Sutton Park next to the Nanaimo Dragonboat information booth. 
 
CRIMSON COAST DANCE SOCIETY
Mailing Address: #5-150 Commercial Street Nanaimo, BC  V9R 5G6
Office Address: CIBC Nanaimo Arts Centre - 60 Wharf Street, Nanaimo, BC  V9R 5G6
PHONE: 250-716-3230
 
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