The 4th edition of Indigenous Contemporary Scene (ICS) takes place in Montreal from May 26 to June 3, 2018, taking the form of a double partnership with the ATF and the OFFTA. Aboriginal representation and self-representation in the performing arts are the spearhead.
The first Encounters with Autochtone Creators at the ATF
For one week, ten Francophone and Anglophone artists from Quebec and Ontario, participate in a 7-day process of dialogue, critical reflection and artistic practice guided by Maori choreographer Victoria Hunt (from Sydney, Australia). This initiative provides a rare opportunity for Aboriginal creators to come together in a place of learning and exchange. This space allows them to explore the question of representation and self-representation, to critically examine the shows presented by the festival and to exchange with their creators.
This edition is the first collaboration between Onishka Productions and artist and producer Patti Shaughnessy – co-founder and member of the O’Kaadenigan Wiingashk Collective – who participates in the conceptualization of the Aboriginal Creators’ Encounters at the ATF and acts as co-curator.
The encounters end with a sharing of the experience with the public through the realization of a collective performance as an offering on the notion of welcome. This experience allows us to experience a radical hospitality, reminding us that we are all welcomed in Aboriginal territories.