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This work was built with a practice of translating words and stories in the Ktunaxa Language to movement.  The process gave Samantha a chance to deepen her understanding with Ktunaxa by embodying its sounds, words, and history.  Throughout the work we follow stories told by Samantha’s Elders, and her own journey of what it has been like to learn her language.



Paprika Festival Indigenous Arts Program 2022, Aki Studio Theatre Toronto

  • Supported by The Ontario Arts Council, and the National Ballet of Canada CreativAction Programme

  • Sound by Sophie Dow

  • Lighting by Mikaila Strickland and Theodore Belc

  • Mentorship by Sebastian Hirtenstein and Teneil Whiskeyjack

  • Cultural support by Sophie Pierre and Alfred Joseph



Sharing the Stage by the National Ballet of Canada 2022, Harbourfront Centre Toronto

  • Lighting by Jeff Logue


Nightshift at The Citadel as a part of Fall For Dance North, Toronto

  • Lighting by Emerson Kafarowski


Weesageechak Begins to Dance 2022, Aki Studio Native Earth Performing Arts, Toronto

  • Lighting by Bryan C Batty

  • Mentorship by Aria Evans


Matriarchs Uprising 2023, The Dance Centre, Vancouver BC

  • Lighting by Andie Lloyd

  • Stage Management Kayleigh Sandomirsky

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