This year marks the festival’s 11th season of the Coastal First Nations Dance Festival, and it promises to be yet another jaw-dropping series of cultural performances. The Dancers of Damelahamid produce the
This year marks the festival’s 11th season of the Coastal First Nations Dance Festival, and it promises to be yet another jaw-dropping series of cultural performances.
The Dancers of Damelahamid produce the annual celebration of the stories, songs and dances of the Indigenous peoples of the Northwest Coast of North America in partnership with the UBC Museum of Anthropology. The festival presents the rich artistic practices of artists from BC, the Yukon, Alaska and Washington State as well as guest national and international artists and demonstrates that these practices are very much alive, vibrant and relevant today.
- Boyd Benjamin – “The Flying Gwitch’in Fiddler” from the Yukon
- Stina Therese Lorås Hessaa – a Norwegian dancer and artist
- Git Hayetsk and Git Hoan – performers from Alaska
- Coast Salish Tsatsu Stalquayu – a 50-member and multi-generational group known as the Coastal Wolf Pack in English
- The Haida Rainbow Creek Dancers
- Peter Espiritu – from Hawaii’s Tau Dance Theater
- Dancers of Damelahamid
2018 Performance Schedule
In 2018 the Coastal First Nations Dance Festival runs from Tuesday, February 27th, to Sunday, March 4th.
On the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday there are daytime performances for local school groups. For the general public there are Signature Evening Performances on the Friday and Saturday nights, and Festival Stage events on the Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
The Coastal First Nations Dance Festival takes place at the Museum of Anthropology which is located at 6393 NW Marine Drive on the University of British Columbia‘s campus.
Info and tickets! http://damelahamid.ca/coastal-dance-festival