Dancing for our Ancestors

September 10, 1993
Performance Art

About the Program

Denise Lonewalker's performance from the Two Spirit Series.
Greetings and thank you all for inviting me to share my dance with you. Dance is a part of all peoples of the world. First Nations Peoples danced to celebrate, mourn, and share different life experiences with each other. We danced to honour all life givers: animals, plants, women, birth, little people, and our elders. This piece is in honour of our peoples' continued resistance to genocide. This dance is called "Dreamtime". It features "Pura Fe" which translates to "Pure Faith", a North/South American Indigenous band based out of New York. Pura Fe infuses North and South Indigenous music. This is their original music/lyrics which combines both traditional and contemporary infusion. It ends with a piece combining the original words and music by Creek poet/professor/musician Joy Harjo.


Coordination and Publicity: Dana Claxton and Glenn Alteen
Photography: Merle Addison
Videography: Mike MacDonald
Technical Director: Archer Pechawis
Technician: Kenna Fair


1993.0910 DAN


Pitt Gallery
317 W. Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6B 1H6
Unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ/selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations
​​In copyright. For uses beyond Fair Dealing, research requests, corrections, takedown requests, or other inquiries, please contact grunt gallery: archives@grunt.ca

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