The very first edition of Indigenous Contemporary Scene (ICS) was co-presented with OFFTA Festival, between May 30 to June 8, 2016. Six performances and two panels were integrated to eleven days of OFFTA’s programming. ICS brought together artists from many nations, active on the scene in Montreal or from Mashteuiatsh, Toronto, New York and Nipissing.
A creation at the confluence of theatre, music, and performance. Integrating poetry, multiple languages and technology.
Monument-National – Hydro-Quebec Studio (3 performances)
An unabashed exploration of the feminine body and our perceptions of it.
A hybrid performance and conversation with special guest artist Alanis Obomsawin. An exchange about reconciliation, intergenerational transmission and healing (UQAM Gallery).
An original intercultural performance spanning two days. Using a smartphone, a Montreal participant is paired up with a person in Mashteuiatsh or Wendake, for a friendly exchange and an experiential audio-guided tour of the land.
A unique concert and inspiring collaboration between a Cree cellist and a non-Indigenous multi-instrumentalist (Émilie-Gamelin Park).
Three sisters come together to reconstruct a narrative from the broken fabric of their shared History.
An endurance performance presented all day at Parc de la Paix.
Resurgent Indigenous Arts and Indigenous Performance Reaches Critical Mass in collaboration with IPAA – Indigenous Performance Arts Alliance. Indigenous catering on site. (Café du Monument-National).
It is an encouraging and necessary initiative; one that will hopefully lead to sustained engagement with Indigenous artists and communities.
ESSE, 6 juin 2016