KĀHKĀKIW

© T. Houseman and K. Gilbert, 2018

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© T. Houseman and K. Gilbert, 2018

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KĀHKĀKIW

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Performances
Friday, March 8, 2019 at 1:30 (full) and 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 9, 2019, at 11 a.m. (full) and 1:30 p.m. (full)

Location: OBORO
Running Time: 40 minutes 
Tickets: $25-$28

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In partnership with Festival de Casteliers

KĀHKĀKIW is a contemporary performance with characters drawn from Cree stories. The Raven (kāhkākiw) avoids the mantle of colonial epistemological frameworks with his deft, evasive dance. Materials for the Bunraku-inspired puppets include soil and sawdust from the streets of Montreeal, sand from local parks, wood from dead trees, fabric from the artists’ old clothing and homemade glues.

Techniques: Video, Dance and Bunkaru-Inspired Puppets 
Composer and Sound Designer: Devon Bate

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Kyla Gilbert

Kyla Gilbert is a puppeteer and a performer with a background in environmental biology. She is interested in exploring the movements and interplay of humans and objects. Together with Tyson Houseman, they have performed in the underground and political theatre circuit in Eastern North America and on world tour with DJ Kid Koala.

Tyson Houseman

Tyson Houseman is a Cree actor, artist, puppeteer, and stilt walker that spends his winters in Montreal creating politically engaged performance works based on his aboriginal heritage, and his summers working with the Bread and Puppet Theater Company in Vermont. Together with Kyla Gilbert, they have performed in the underground and political theatre circuit in Eastern North America and on world tour with DJ Kid Koala.

Jamie Ross

Jamie Ross was born one hot night in May in a little house in Toronto above a buried river. Jamie is an artist, pagan chaplain and early childhood educator. Creating and documenting queer community based on a sincere engagement with magic, grafting himself onto the rich artistic traditions of his ancestors, cultural and biological, is fundamental to his creative practice. He has been active in artist-run culture for years both as a programmer, organizer and as an exhibiting artist.