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Full Circle: Talking Stick Festival 2013


Full Circle First Nations Performance presents

The 12th Annual Talking Stick Festival
February 19- March 3, 2013

This vibrant citywide festival provides a stage for extraordinary Aboriginal artists; established and emerging, national and international, performing live music, dance, theatre, multi-media, storytelling and performance art. Since its inception, the festival has become a place to honour Aboriginal tradition in contemporary forms, the artistic wealth of the people, and the promise of their future in Canada. The festival is a celebration of Aboriginal artistic expression including, but not limited to music, dance, and spoken word and provides a stage for emerging and established artists.

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Full Circle's 20th Anniversary Gala Celebration
Tuesday Feb 19, 7pm
Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre,
181 Roundhouse Mews {Davie & Pacific}

For two decades we have entertained audiences, trained artists, launched many artistic careers, developed new works and brought the voice of Aboriginal artists to the forefront. We are extremely proud of this accomplishment and to commemorate this, we will be celebrating our past and looking forward to our next 20 years during this very special gala celebration. Located in the hub of our Multi-
Media Retrospective exhibit, explore and reminisce with us over hor'doeurves and entertainment!

Adults $28.00
Seniors/Students $21.00

Wednesday Feb 20, 1pm & 8pm
Thursday Feb 21, 1pm & 8pm
Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre,
181 Roundhouse Mews {Davie & Pacific}

 Written and performed by Reneltta Arluk
Directed by Kathleen Weiss

Meaning "tracks" in Inuktitut, TUMIT is a one-woman show that follows the journey of Sarah, a young woman from the North, who finds herself alone with a big decision to make. Set in an apartment, Sarah discovers she is pregnant after kicking out her husband for being an alcoholic. Unsure of what to do, Sarah packs to move. As she packs, memories are stirred reaching into her childhood, adolescence and young adulthood. In this one-act play, Sarah re-visits her greatest joys and faces her greatest pains with a little help from some family.

This promises to be an exciting piece of new Northern theatre.

Warning: Language and subject matter may be offensive to some.

Recommended for ages 16 and up. Please note there is some coarse language and mature content.

Matinee Price:
Adult $18
Student/Senior $15
Group (10+) order through boxoffice@fullcircle.ca

Evening Performance Price:
Adult $25
Student/Senior @ $18
Group (10+) order through boxoffice@fullcircle.ca

Thursday Feb 21, 7pm
Fletcher Challenge Canada Theatre at SFU
515 West Hastings Street

Adult $18
Senior/Student $15
Group (10+) order through boxoffice@fullcircle.ca

With Sagkeeng's Finest, and Wesley Hardisty, JJ
, and The Louis Riel Metis Dancers

Friday Feb 22, 7pm
Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre,
181 Roundhouse Mews {Davie & Pacific}

For the whole family! Jigging, fiddling, and dancing! An evening
not to be missed!

The fast stepping jigging routine of Sagkeeng's Finest led them to be
crowned winners of Canada's Got Talent. Hailing from the
Sagkeeng First Nation (Manitoba), Vince O'Laney, 17, and
brothers Brandon, 18, and Dallas Courchene,
17, blend traditional jigging with modern, clogging and tap styles, which has
created a unique and infectious style of upbeat dance. They are joined
by Wesley Hardisty, a fiddler / guitarist/ composer,
whose blend of rock, folk, Celtic and Métis music is unique. Still in his
teens, his debut CD won the 2012 Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Award for Best
Fiddle CD. The Louis Riel Metis Dancers will round
out the evening with hand-clapping, foot-stomping social dancing accompanied by
award-winning singer/songwriter JJ Lavalee (Winnipeg)
and his back-up band.

Adults $28
Seniors/Students $21


Saturday Feb 23, 8pm
Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre,
181 Roundhouse Mews {Davie & Pacific}

A Circumpolar Soundscape is the outcome of a remarkable collaboration bringing together three distinct and highly creative female Aboriginal artists from across the north. The Talking Stick Festival will feature Leela Gilday from the Northwest
Territories, Nive Nielson from Greenland and Diyet from Yukon.
These artists connect on a creative level by sharing their broader Aboriginal
heritage and experience. They bring the colours of the north alive for your
ears as they paint a musical landscape through contemporary song.

Adults $28
Seniors/Students $21

feat. Janet Rogers, Alex Jacobs, Dave Larocque, & Joseph Pepe' Danza
Wednesday Feb 27, 8pm
Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre,
181 Roundhouse Mews {Davie & Pacific}

Adult $25
Senior/Student $18
Group (10+) order through boxoffice@fullcircle.ca

Currents of Contemporary Aboriginal Dance
Thursday Feb 28, 8pm
Friday Mar 1, 8pm
Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre,
181 Roundhouse Mews {Davie & Pacific}

If you want to see both Performances of Convergence buy first ticket
full price for the Thursday performance and receive the second night's ticket
for 1/2 price.
CLICK HERE to get this deal!

Convergence occurs where two strong ocean currents meet, merge, and
transform. Propelled by opposing forces, their movement and strength increases
as they intersect and coalesce. Two main currents of contemporary aboriginal
dance, one more deeply rooted in ancient dance practices and the other more
firmly grounded in contemporary dance, are once again reaching a crucial
moment of convergence. The momentum of this transformation pushes past
boundaries and categorization. It necessitates a deeper understanding of the
diversity of contemporary Aboriginal dance. In response, these performances set
the stage for a public dialogue on the issues that are vital to the practice of
First Nations choreographers and dancers today. Featuring Lara Kramer's
new work Native Girl Syndrome, Rosy Simas, Git Hayetsk, Eastern
Sky Ambassadors, Dancers of Damelahamid, Raven Spirit Dance, Spakwus Slolem
and Compaigni V'ni Dansi.

Native Girl Syndrome
Lara Kramer
's new creation "Native Girl Syndrome"
is inspired by her grandmother's experience of having migrated from a remote
First Nations community into an urban mainstream culture as a young woman. The
piece explores the effects of cultural disorientation, seeking to understand
the self-destructive behaviour experienced by Kramer's
grandmother. Dancers Patricia Iraola and Karina Iraola
embody distortion and addiction, abandonment and alienation, exploring these
states within their movement.

Rosy Simas
Native American contemporary choreographer Rosy Simas (Seneca)
has been making and teaching dance for 20 years. She is a recipient of the
2013 Native Arts and Culture Foundation Dance Fellowship. Her solo Blood
 was created, in part, in residence at the Indigenous Arts
program at Banff Arts Centre and has been shared with audiences at the Banff
Arts Centre, Montréal and Minneapolis. Blood Lines will be
presented in NYC in April in the New Dance Alliance Performance Mix Festival.

Adult $28
Senior/Student $21
Group (10+) order through boxoffice@fullcircle.ca

Friday Mar 1, 7pm

Djavad Mowaghian Cinema @ SFU's Goldcorp Centre for the Arts,
149 West Hastings St. 

By Louis Hamelin, Robert Morin et Yves Sioui Durand 
Directed by Yves Sioui Durand 
Produced By Ian Boyd Les films de
l'Isle and co-produced by
Réginald Vollant Kunagan Productions

Recently awarded "Best Film" at the 2012 American Indian Film Institute
Festival (AIFI) at San Francisco, CA. An Urban Aboriginal in his early
twenties, Dave is an actor in Montreal. Adopted at the age of three years old,
he grows up without knowing anything about his culture. When he receives a
photo of his biological mother, he returns to Kinogamish, the community where
he was born and where Gertrude, his mother still lives. The reunion does not go
as planned and Dave faces a world that is hostile and alien. Similar to Hamlet,
the hero he explores in his Shakespearean theatre class, Dave engages in a
quest. His return to this community causes disruptions and chain reactions,
reviving a painful past, marked by deceit and secrecy.

scénario de Louis Hamelin, Robert Morin
Yves Sioui Durand, réalisé par Yves
Sioui Durand
et produit par Ian Boyd
Les films de l'Isle et co-produit par
Régénald Vollant
les productions Kunagan

Autochtone urbain dans la jeune vingtaine, Dave est acteur à Montréal.
Adopté à l'âge de trois ans, il a grandi en ignorant tout de sa culture
d'origine. Lorsqu'il reçoit par la poste une photo de sa mère biologique -
qu'il découvre pour la première fois -, il part pour Kinogamish, la communauté
où il a vu le jour et où vit encore Gertrude, sa mère.

Les retrouvailles ne se déroulent pas comme prévu et Dave, en perte de
repères, est confronté à un univers qui lui est hostile et étranger. Dépossédé
de sa culture d'origine, Dave peut-il s'en réclamer? Tel Hamlet, le héros
shakespearien qu'il explore dans ses cours de théâtre, Dave s'engage dans une
véritable quête.

Son retour impromptu dans cette communauté dévastée provoquera
bouleversements et réactions en chaîne, ravivant un passé douloureux, marqué
par le mensonge et le secret.

Adult $15
Senior/Student $12
Group (10+) order through boxoffice@fullcircle.ca

Friday Mar 1, 9pm

Ironworks, 235 Alexander St.

Adult $25
Senior/Student $21
Group (10+) order through boxoffice@fullcircle.ca

Ab-Original Cabaret
The Wise Hall, 1882 Adanac St.
Saturday March 2nd, 8:30pm

Please note that Ab-Original Cabaret is held at WISE Hall, a no minors venue. All attendees must be 19+!

Back by popular demand. An eclectic evening of music song and spoken word
featuring renowned artists - Jason Burnstick & more!

Back by popular demand! Canada's premiere Aboriginal singers and musicians
come together to give audiences a smokin' evening of jazz standards, R&B
and a variety musical genres. Manitoba Musical Director David Larocque
joins Margo Kane, Sandy Scofield, Gillian
and more!

Adult $15
Senior/Student $12
Group (10+) order through boxoffice@fullcircle.ca

A Red Sky Performance written by Tracey Power
Saturday Mar 2, 2pm & 7pm
Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre,
181 Roundhouse Mews {Davie & Pacific}

Adult $25
Senior/Student $18
Group (10+) order through boxoffice@fullcircle.ca

All Our Relations Wrap Party
Zawa's Restaurant, 920 Commercial Dr
Sunday, March 3rd, at 6pm

The perfect way to close the festival! A variety of entertainment in a
friendly setting with an appetizer buffet to boot!

Adult $18
Senior/Student $15
Group (10+) order through boxoffice@fullcircle.ca

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The Flex Pass enables you to mix and match what ever shows you want and when you want.  Come to six different shows - or bring 5 friends to one show!  The choice is yours. All at a 20% discount!

It also includes unlimited access to the Artist Talks, Workshops and all Community Series programming (located on an around Cmmerical Drive. For full festival programming go to http://www.fullcircle.ca/)

Please note - to ensure admission to the events at the Roundhouse Community Centre ADVANCE RESERVATIONS are highly recommended. No tickets will be held back for pass holders, unless advance reservations have been made.  Pass holders without reservations will be required to join the nightly rush seats queue and will be seated if space is available.

Please contact the Box Office Manager at the Full Circle production office to reserve your seats.
604 683-0497 boxoffice@fullcircle.ca

Adult Flex Pass $87
Student/Senior Flex Pass $65.25

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Order by phone: 604.684.2787
Additional $5.00 per order for phone orders.

Call Centre Hours
Monday - Thursday: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday: 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday: CLOSED

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