Discover below some first images of the work-in-progress of Nigamon/Tunai that was shared with the audience of Festival TransAmériques on June 3-4.
A sensory immersion among Indigenous voices, experiences, cosmovisions and struggles, Nigamon/Tunai is a poetic manifesto born of the shared imagination of Waira Nina and Émilie Monnet, inspired by their bonds of friendship and solidarity. Interweaving sound performance, breath and body work, and audio documentary, the work is the fruit of a decade of collaboration, exchange and encounters with Indigenous artists and activists from North and South. The space opened up for this lab made a lasting impression, and gave rise to lively exchanges after the performances. The work will continue until the premiere in spring 2024.
Thanks to the creative team: Émilie Monnet, Waira Nina, Sarah Williams, Mélanie O’bomsawin, Leonel Vasquez, Frannie Holder, Wanderson Santos, Fernando Maya Meneses, Yohayna Hernández, Frédéric Auger, Véronik Picard, Eloisa Vásquez, Valérie Bourque. Thanks to taita Luciano Mutumbajoy, Sonia Mutumbajoy and Amanda Roy, whose voices resonated during the performance. Thanks to Jacinthe Saint-Pierre and Jean-Matthieu Barraud for their support.
Thanks to the teams at FTA for their hospitality, to Théâtre Espace GO and Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal. Thanks to the Cole Foundation, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and the Banff Center for Arts and Creativity.
The video recording of the work-in-progress will be made available to inquiring programmers in the coming weeks.
Production: ONISHKA | Coproduction: Théâtre Espace GO ; Festival TransAmériques | Booking: Cusson Management
Photo credit : Helena Vallès