2011 Ode'min Giizis Festival Includes Performance Of "The Creator's Game" At Peterborough Lakers Game & Del Crary Park

Image courtesy Nadya KwandibensOne of the major events at this year's Ode'min Giizis Festival taking place June 15th to June 19th in Peterborough is the performance of The Creator's Game, a celebratory work of contemporary dance combining choreography rooted in Haudenesaune (Iroquois) culture with the athletic prowess of lacrosse. A company of professional dancers and community lacrosse players perform this new work, with an original score by two-time Juno award winner Derek Miller.

An abridged performance will be held just before the Peterborough Lakers lacrosse game on the evening of June 16th, and the full performance will be shown on Saturday, June 18th at 3 p.m. as part of the Ode'min Giizis Traditional Gathering at Del Crary Park.

For more info on the festival—100 Indigenous artists ranging from musicians to visual artists to writers will be performing—contact Tara Williamson, Artistic Associate at Ode'min Giizis Festival, at (705) 745-1788 or email at tara@okw-arts.ca. Or go online to the Ode’min Giizis website.

Here is an article we did on the festival last year.

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