Hoop Dancing & Smoke Dancing workshops

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The CFNDF Youth Outreach program provides a unique opportunity for youth (ages 14-24) to receive mentorship under leading Indigenous dance artists. The program’s goal is to encourage youth to engage with the practices of song and dance and to instill within them the confidence to know that their voice is valued. Bridging traditional and contemporary forms, the artists leading the workshops are all innovators of their art forms. The classes are open to all youth with no previous experience necessary.

Hoop Dancing: James Jones facilitates a movement based workshop centered on the practice of hoop dancing. He teaches participants the fundamentals and basic steps of hoop dancing and speak about its history and significance and his connection to contemporary practice.

Tuesday, March 1, 2:30 – 3:30 PM
Sty-Wet-Tan Great Hall, Longhouse

Smoke Dancing: Tesha Emarthle leads a movement based workshop grounded in her background as a smoke dancer. She teaches the basic steps of smoke dancing and share its history and cultural significance for Haudenosaunee people.

Wednesday, March 2, 2:30 – 3:30 PM
Sty-Wet-Tan Great Hall, Longhouse

Pre-registration is required for these free workshops.

 

Source: The Talking Stick: News and Information from the First Nations Longhouse, February 15, 2016

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