The Joy of Jigging Workshop

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The Joy of Jigging Workshop

Métis Inspired Movement and Social Dance

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Date: June 8, 2019, 5:30 – 6:30pm
Location: Maple Studio, Evergreen Community Theatre Spaces (2, 1709 8th Ave. NE)
Cost: $15 or $12 for CADA/West, Alberta Dance Alliance, and Métis Nation members. Free for 18 and under. No one turned away due to lack of funds.

Cash only on day of the event, or etransfer to with the password: Jigging to guarantee a spot.

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An introduction to Métis dance, participants will learn the basic steps and fancy steps of Métis jigging. With a focus on integrating the various rhythms into the body, we will explore the relationship between Métis dance and fiddle music. Participants will learn a collection of social and square dances.

Taking a lighthearted approach to sharing Métis inspired movement, participants should expect an upbeat, joyful approach to the sharing of Métis cultural traditions and contemporary Indigenous practices.

All are welcome. All levels.

Jeanette Kotowich is a Vancouver based professional dance artist and choreographer of Cree Métis and European descent. Honouring her mixed heritage, Jeanette is originally from Treaty 4 territory in Saskatchewan.

As a source of inspiration and reference point in her work, Jeanette is passionate about investigating a blend of contemporary and Indigenous practices. She holds her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Simon Fraser University, BC. Jeanette has been stewarding Métis dance and cultural practices since 2009, mentored by Métis cultural keeper, Yvonne Chartrand (Vn’i Dansi). Jeanette has developed her own approach to performing and facilitating Métis dance, which is rooted in tradition and combines her skills as a contemporary artist with Indigenous worldview.

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