This new outstanding dance creation by Red Sky, a Toronto based contemporary dance and theater company, brings together the Indigenous cultures of Canada, Mongolia and China and is heavily grounded in the theme of horse culture. Sandra Laronde, artistic director of Red Sky, explains the creative process behind Tono, an innovative three-country project involving eleven dancers and musicians.
Dance has always played a vital role in Aboriginal cultures. It is a connection to the spirit, to the land, and a deep expression to our gratitude. In the Indigenous worldview, the horse is revered and respected. When one thinks about the horse at war, at play or as a helper of humankind, we realize the horse has made a considerable contribution to civilizations around the world.
Celebrated performer, choreographer and artist Santee Smith interprets traditional Iroquois legends through contemporary dance in a cinematic restaging of her 2004 award-winning debut production KAHA:WI : THE CYCLE OF LIFE. In this touching documentary, a gorgeous and transformative performance is translated effortlessly to the screen, telling us of sacred portals between the Sky World, the Earth World and the Under World. KAHA:WI is a performance film that perpetuates Iroquoian cultural knowledge, traditional esthetics and expression in a contemporary form. KAHA:WI opens with an awakening of the spirit, or unseen life force, that manifests into human form. This establishes the spiritual presence that permeates throughout KAHA:WI. A thanksgiving prayer is given to all the living beings in the natural world. Iroquois people call themselves Onkwehon:we… Real People, meaning real physically. That is a distinction from spirit people. There is a concept of duality between this dimension and that dimension. We live in a world where things are real, but the universe has other dimensions. The unseen is beyond our comprehension, yet we need to communicate with the unseen, some people call that spirit. The human spirit possesses an umbilical connection to the spirit world.
KAHA:WI is a performance film that perpetuates Iroquoian cultural knowledge, traditional esthetics and expression in a contemporary form.
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Fantasia is an ancient practice in the Maghreb region from when the indigenous Amazighs would fight on horseback in battle. Also known as Game of Gunpowder or Tbourida, Fantasia is one of Morocco’s biggest and most popular festivals. The presentation is a bright and colourful show which celebrates and shows off the skills and talents […]
Here’s a roundup of some of the stories that have captured Life & Soul Magazine’s attention this week:
1. 5 Indigenous And Native Activists Who Made An Impact In 2019 – Huffington Post profiles five Indigenous and Native activists who have had a powerful influence this year on their communities and in the world.
2. How quickly do fashion materials biodegrade? – The vast majority of materials on earth will biodegrade. The problem is that some, like plastic, will take a millennium to disappear. So what does it mean when a product is labelled as “biodegradable”? Vogue Business asks.
3. 2020 Will Be The Year Of Sustainable Business: Here’s Why – The first fundamental shift we will see in the next year will be some of the world’s biggest companies actively transforming their supply chains to become “circular,” under pressure from ethically-minded consumers, says Forbes.
4. Chew On This: Farmers Are Using Food Waste To Make Electricity – Dairy farmers in Massachusetts are using food waste to create electricity. They feed waste into anaerobic digesters, built and operated by Vanguard Renewables, which capture the methane emissions and make renewable energy, NPR reports.
5. This world map rates countries by the sustainability of their food systems – Food systems are going to need to be resilient to withstand climate change’s effects on agriculture. Looking at 20 factors, researchers now have a big picture about which countries are most under threat, Fast Company writes.
6. How Tesco, Sainsbury’s, M&S and other UK supermarkets are reducing plastic waste this Christmas – From ditching glitter to removing black plastic packaging, this is what UK stores are doing to take out plastic this December, the Evening Standard reports.
7. No-waste cooking: used orange and almond cake recipe – The Guardian features a zero-waste recipe from Amelia Wasiliev that makes use of used orange halves.
Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyles including sustainable and green living. She also offers content services to businesses and individuals at Rosamedea.com
11.18.19 Hello again… Shadow Spotlight Week, featuring Native Americans in the creative fields. I have found about several Native American artists that are making their mark in the present. Nicholas Galanin As an artist, Nicholas Galanin has utilized a wide range of tools and techniques and tapped into influences from conceptual art, pop culture, indigenous […] […]