Annual Mainstage Series

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Annual Mainstage Series
Photo of Danny Neilson dancing in front of a jazz band,
May 20, 2023

Contemporary Dance Rooted in Maasai Dance and Music Traditions

Reading African tales and fables for kids and families!

Dance, thoughtful discussion, storytelling and more!

The Sum’shathut Festival is an Indigenous cultural festival celebrating winter solstice with song, dance, and food.

Lila Performance Poster
September 15, 2022

Lila is an interactive performance that was born out of play.

Lila Residency Poster
September 1, 2022

This residency is an opportunity to participate in an exploration of Myriam’s creative process of in-situ dance that led to her show, Lila.

Previous Events

A celebration of the talents of artists of the African Diaspora, curated by Tania Amaral.

Photo of a group at Maffeo Sutton Park, atop the Nanaimo sign
March 19, 2022

An Open-Air Festival of Music, Dance and Play for all ages!

An amazing workshop experience, by youth for youth!

Photo of Snotty Nose Rez Kids

Featuring Snotty Nose Rez Kids


And SacRED, Sirreal, AJ Megaman, Tzinquaw Dancers

The Sun and the Moon – A Creation Story – A Love Story based on the book of the same name by Snuneymuxw Author, Celestine Aleck

unmoored - Event Photo
May 29, 2022

unmoored is a new work created by Peggy Baker and Sarah Chase, with sound design by Debashis Sinha. Peggy performs in this piece, which makes it a rare opportunity to see an exquisite performer of international repute perform a new work as she and Chase deepen the nature of their collaboration since 2004’s The Disappearance of Right and Left, upon which unmoored follows.

This autobiographical storytelling work brings Peggy’s deeply personal embodied life experience to the stage with B.C.-based Sarah Chase’s innovative solo research.

Downtown and All Around – and once again – Dancing In The Belly of The Dragon

alongside Nanaimo SaveOnFoods DragonBoat Festival!