NIFF: The Beautiful Canoe Collective
Approximate running time: 0 hours and 45 minutes
1 Gzowski Way
Peterborough ON K9L 0G2
The Beautiful Canoe Collective: Journey the Beautiful Canoe
A theatrical exploration of Indigenous women's experiences of pregnancy and childbirth in the context of culture, tradition, colonialism and childbirth in the context of culture, tradition, colonialism and medicalization - explores loss and becoming a mother. The Beautiful Canoe Collective is a group of four Indigenous women, Kerry Bebee (Michi-sagiig Anishnaabe), Lena Recollet (Anishnaabe), Urpi Pine (Quechua/Mi’kmaq) and Mapu Graner (Mapuche/Quechua) who have spent the past 5 years creating a mixed media play focused on our personal experiences of birth. This play was created in collaboration with dramaturge Monique Mojica (Guna/Rappahannock); director Ange Loft (Mohawk); acting coach Penny Couchie (Anishnaabe/Mohawk); movement coach Norma Araiza (Yaqui); music coach Pura Fe (Tuscarora/Taino) and uses an entirely Indigenous methodology and dramaturgy.
LENGTH: 45 mins Suitable for All Ages
Outdoor Performance: Please come prepared for the weather and feel free to bring your own blanket or chairs.
COVID Note: NIFF asks that all patrons be fully vaccinated. Masks will be required indoors. Public Health regulations will be followed at all times. All Performances in and around Enwayaang Building, 1 Gzowski Way, Trent University East Bank