SKOOKUM Series: 2018
SKOOKUM INDIGENOUS ARTS SERIES
A MULTI-DISCIPLINARY ARTS PROGRAM
Savage Society and the Massey Theatre Society joined their artistic forces in 2018 and launched the inaugural Indigenous multi-disciplinary arts program: The Skookum Indigenous Arts Series.
The program consists of original plays, dance, film and mixed arts utilizing the theatrical resources of a colonial institution to help make Indigenous talent visible, raise awareness of the talent, and foster cultural exchange and dialogue. This series is made possible by a three-year grant from the Vancouver Foundation.
The first schedule of events took place over the month of January 2018 in New Westminster at the Massey Theatre, the Plaskett Gallery (in the Massey Theatre), and the Anvil Centre.
INFO ABOUT UPCOMING EVENTS IS ON THIS PAGE
JANUARY 2018 SKOOKUM EVENTS
JANUARY 4 - 30 | OPEN 1:00PM - 5:00PM | TUESDAY TO SATURDAY
Art by Carrielynn Victor and Bracken Hanuse Corlett .
"WHITE NOISE," A READING OF A NEW PLAY BY TARAN KOOTENHAYOO
JANUARY 13 @ 7:00PM | FREE ADMISSION
White noise is the sound you hear until something real happens. A comedy about two Canadian families who have dinner together for the first time during the Truth and Reconciliation week, White Noise explores what it means to live in Canada from two different paradigms. How do we deal with internalized racism? Do we keep pushing it away and pretend to live safely in our day-to-day?
"THANKS FOR GIVING," A READING OF KEVIN LORING'S NEWEST PLAY
JANUARY 15 @ 7:00PM | FREE ADMISSION
Directed and Written by Kevin Loring
THE SKOOKUM SERIES LAUNCH
JANUARY 18 | FREE ADMISSION
Artlatch will transform Massey Theatre into a gathering / witnessing space for the work of reawakening and sharing artistic and cultural gifts. You are asked to witness.
The ‘potlatch’ is often remembered for its grand giveaways and redistribution of wealth by a chief or respected leader in the community. Canoes would travel from many distances around to witness the work the host of the ‘sɫənəq’ (pronounced sl-t-en-ek) or gathering had in mind. In the same essence, we look to use art as a gift and reason to gather and take space in our own ‘Artlatch’. A space to gather, to share, to bundle and to give with arts, performance, music, history, stories, dance, drumming and all other creative gifts.
Please join us for an evening with artists Kevin Loring, Ronnie Dean Harris, Brandon Gabriel, Coastal Wolfpack, Sam Bob, Valeen Jules, Jaz Scuff, Dj Kookum and Sandy Scofield who will be playing music from her new album.
3:30 PM - Pow-Dance Class by Shyama Priya and the Wild Moccasin Dancers.
THE PIPELINE PROJECT
JANUARY 24 - 25 | TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE OR BY PHONE: 604-521-5050
Peak oil, First Nations land claims, and climate change are all explored with humour and empathy in this timely, personal account of the ongoing battles over pipelines. The Pipeline Project brings three people together – two Indigenous and one white – to confront prejudices, while wrestling with their own fossil fuel dependency, cultural heritage and first world privilege.
A provocative yet comedic take on the political conflicts surrounding Canada’s oil industry.
STORY CATCHING GATHERING
JANUARY 26 @ 3:30PM | FREE ADMISSION