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13th Annual Full Circle: Talking Stick Festival


13th Annual Talking Stick Festival
Explore Aboriginal Culture through the Arts

Full Circle First Nations Performance presents the Annual Talking Stick Festival from February 18 - March 2, 2014. This vibrant citywide festival provides a stage for extraordinary Aboriginal artists; established and emerging, national and international, performing live theatre, music, dance and storytelling.

The Talking Stick Festival was initially conceived in 2001 as a one evening of cabaret performance. Since that time it has grown and evolved into what it is today - a two week celebration serving to preserve and promote the language, culture and art forms of the First Nations people by developing and presenting Aboriginal traditions of music, dance and storytelling in a contemporary and entertaining way. The stories and art practices in the First Nations culture have enormous depth and are rich in teachings and the festival is an avenue to bring Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people together, to network, share ideas and pass on knowledge.

Since its inception, the festival has become a place to honour Aboriginal performance, the artistic wealth of the people, and the promise of their future in Canada and has evolved into a fully diversified Aboriginal arts programming offering a number of programs to help develop and educate artists, to inspire young Aboriginal students and to offer accessible and affordable cultural experiences to the marginalized and economically disadvantaged population as well as the mainstream general public.

For a complete schedule of events and more information please visit talkingstickfest.ca

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Wa ͯ hoks en Shqulawin (Open Your Hearts)
Talking Stick Festival Opening Gala
February 18

Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews {Davie & Pacific}
With an eclectic mix of show-stopping traditional and contemporary music and dance, this event is not to be missed!

Quilchena by Tara Beagan
February 19-20

Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews {Davie & Pacific}
This is a story of the tragedy of a peoples systemically abused by an uncaring government. In contrast, it is also the story of a community who banded together to ensure their missing child is never forgotten.

The Hours That Remain
February 22-25

Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews {Davie & Pacific}
The Hours That Remain explores the story of a woman haunted by the disappearance of her sister.

For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again
February 22-27
York Theatre, 639 Commercial Drive
For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again is Michel Tremblay's hilarious and heartrending tribute to his mother.
Tickets available via The Cultch

Crystal Shawanda Concert
March 1
York Theatre, 639 Commercial Drive
Crystal Shawanda's country roots run deep. Born Native American on the Wikwemikong Native Reservation on Canada's Manitoulin Island in Ontario, she was automatically country- joined to the land and the real stories of everyday people.
Tickets available via The Cultch

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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 Commerical Drive. For full festival programming go to talkingstickfest.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

Adult Flex Pass $120.00

($110.00 + $10.00 s/c)
Early Bird Flex Pass $99.00 - VALID UNTIL January 15, 2014
($90.00 + $9.00 s/c)

*All prices include GST

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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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