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Dancers of Damelahamid

Discipline: Dance
Homebase: Vancouver
Languages: English

The Dancers of Damelahamid are an inter-generational Indigenous dance company from the Northwest Coast of BC. They share song, story and dance that reflects the richness of their ancestry. They have performed in New Zealand, Australia, China, Germany, Peru, Ecuador, across Canada and throughout BC. Their mandate is to revive their heritage for future generations and to foster cross-cultural acceptance and understanding of the richness of Indigenous arts and culture.

Performances & Workshops

SOLD OUT for 2018-19 school year

In Abundance

Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: 45 mins. + 15mins interactive (1hr total)
Capacity: 500 students
Tech Requirements: Secure change rooms, close access to gym doors for load in and strike, 25 x 25 foot stage. For local performances, the Dancers of Damelahamid will bring and set up their own sound system as well as a dance screen that the dancers will use to hide behind.
Fee Range: $705 - $945 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

In Abundance is the Dancers of Damelahamid's dance piece for young audiences. The main theme of the dance piece is based on the salmon cycle, and conveys important cultural teachings on balance, community and sustainability. The salmon symbolize abundance and are a key reminder of the importance to value and protect this essential resource. The final teaching of In Abundance is that when we take only what we need there is plenty for all, including the salmon needed to spawn for the next year's cycle.

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