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Indigenous dance 'Trace' with Two-Eyed Seeing Astronomy discussion

Monday, March 28, 2022
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts
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The McDonald Institute and the Office of Indigenous Initiatives at Queen’s University Presents Red Sky Performance’s Trace production at the Isabel Bader on Monday, March 28th, 2022.

We are traceable to the very beginnings of the universe, our ancestral origins stretching across the Milky Way to the atoms burning inside of us in the ‘here and now’ on earth. Trace is a highly kinetic contemporary dance work inspired by Indigenous (Anishinaabe) sky and star stories, offering a glimpse into our origin as well as our future evolution.

Winner of two Dora Mavor Moore Awards and nominated for four Dora Awards.

This Two-Eyed Seeing Astronomy event will have the audience embrace learning “to see from one eye with the best in the Indigenous ways of knowing, and from the other eye with the best in the Western ways of knowing, and learning to use both these eyes together for the benefit of all.” (Elder Dr. Albert Marshall). Following the performance, we will feature a brief discussion by both Western and Indigenous astronomers speaking to different ways of knowing and understanding about the skies above. Speakers are Queen’s University Professor Dave Hanes, and Melanie Demers, Kanyen’kehá:ka from Six Nations, raised in Aylmer, Quebec.

This event's ticket pricing has a sliding scale pay structure; please feel free to pay what you can according to your means.

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$5-40: Pay what you can.
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