Date - Wednesday, September 11, 2019
6:30 pm-8:30 pm
Roundtable Discussion & Performance
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 | 6:30 pm | Free
Dirt Dance by seth cardinal dodginghorse | Duration: 30 – 45 minutes
Join us for a roundtable discussion with Tina Guyani | Deer Road curator Missy LeBlanc and artists Glenna Cardinal and seth cardinal dodginghorse, followed by a performance of Dirt Dance by seth cardinal dodginghorse on Wednesday, September 11 at 6:30 pm.
Dirt Dance is a new dance created by seth cardinal dodginghorse using techniques from his traditional Chicken Dance practice. Dirt Dance recreates the story of his family’s dispossession from their ancestral territory on the Tsuut’ina Nation for the construction of Calgary’s Southwest Ring Road project. Throughout the performance, the viewers are invited to witness displacement and be displaced, like objects, by cardinal dodginghorse. Like the traditional dances that preceded it, Dirt Dance is responding to the ongoing colonial violence on the land and the body in the name of economic development. read more >