Seeing Voices (Chinook Winds 1997)

Banff Centre for the Arts - Indigenous Arts Program

1997, 16:43 minutes, colour, English

TAPECODE 2031.07

Seeing Voices is a dance performance created by Jerry Longboat. It is the story of one male born whole, being wounded, then seeking to regain his wholeness and truth within the circle of the people. A story of transformation, shedding layers to uncover one's place within the circle of the Nations. The women are speaking from the centre with the voice this time, telling of the wounds, the struggles, the pain and the uncertainty of the men.

"I listen and recall an ancient memory, a story where I seek, through the process of dance, the ability to speak truths and honour the lives of my brothers." Jerry Longboat

Chinook Winds is perhaps the most active and creative dance study and performance program for Natives in the hemisphere. The Aboriginal Arts Program and the intention of the Chinook Winds Aboriginal Dance program was to create a safe working space, build community and respect for the individual and their process of learning.

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