Springboard Performance

Double Bill: Kisiskâciwan

Featured alongside Blink Blank

Wednesday Oct 25, 2023 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Thursday Oct 26, 2023 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Tickets starting at $25

Students: $15


A creative return to the fast-flowing landscape of Saskatchewan, the robust and undulating land of Jeanette’s great-grandmothers and great-great-grandfathers, Kisiskâciwan is a journey to one’s self. It speaks through dance to a Métis cultural narrative of identity and home.

The Kah-tep-was (Nêhiyaw for river that calls) is a two-kilometer wide, 180-meter deep valley is a sacred place that calls generations of peoples for gathering, hunting, and spiritual replenishment.

“Memories of my childhood summer, embraced by the Kah-tep-was valley, the vast prairie and gently rolling landscape has echoed its lasting impression and whispered a language of inspiration. It is an untamed remembering of ancestral homeland and lineage“

choreographer, performer, producer – Jeanette Kotowich (http://movementhealing.ca/)

creative producer, outside eye – Deanna Peters/Mutable Subject (http://mutablesubject.ca/)

original lighting design – James Proudfoot (https://www.jamesproudfoot.com/)

sound, fiddle, vocals – Kathleen Nisbet (https://www.instagram.com/kathleennisbet/)

sound – Wayne Lavallee (https://myspace.com/rocknrollndncowboy/music/songs), Moe Clark (http://moeclark.ca/), Brady Marks (https://www.instagram.com/furiousgreencloud/)

Featured Artists

  • Jeanette Kotowich (Vancouver/Ancestral and unceded Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, Səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ/, and Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm · Creator/Performer

    Originally from Treaty 4 territory Saskatchewan, Jeanette creates work that reflects Nêhiyaw/Métis cosmology within the context of contemporary dance, Indigenous performance, and Indigenous futurism. Fusing interdisciplinary collaboration, de-colonial practices and embodied research methodologies; Jeanette’s work references protocol, ritual, relationship to the natural/spirit world and Ancestral knowledge. Their practice is intergenerational and vocational; it’s a living and lived experience. She resides as a guest on the Ancestral and unceded Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, Səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ/, and Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm territories, colonially known as Vancouver.