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V'ni Dansi

Discipline: Dance
Homebase: Vancouver
Languages: English, French available upon request at time of booking

V'ni Dansi is a Vancouver-based traditional Métis and contemporary dance company dedicated to sharing the dances, stories and culture of the Métis. Led by Artistic Director, Yvonne Chartrand, V'ni Dansi holds the distinction of being the only company in Canada dedicated to both Métis and contemporary dance. Meaning "come and dance" in Michif, V'ni Dansi is thrilled to share the Métis people's joyful culture with audiences of all nations. V'ni Dansi's Louis Riel Métis Dancers specialize in traditional Métis dance and are dedicated to preserving traditional Métis dances.


Reviews

I highly recommend them as a valuable cultural experience for any school. Aboriginal Support Worker, Clayburn Middle School

Performances & Workshops

Métis Dance Performance

Grade Suitability: K-12
Duration: 50 mins.
Capacity: 600+
Tech Requirements: minimum space of 10meters x 7.5meters, no concrete or carpet
Fee Range: $1,045 - $2,295 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$1,000.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$1,250.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$1,300.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$1,300.00
Vancouver Island North
$1,500.00
Interior
$1,800.00
North
$2,000.00
Kootenays
$1,800.00

Our Louis Riel Métis Dancers will provide a brief history and overview of Métis culture and will perform both traditional and contemporary Métis dance styles. Audience members will be invited to stand and learn the Red River Jig!

Métis Dance Workshops

Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: 1 day of five 50 mins. workshops
Capacity: Approx. 60 students per workshop, LARGER GROUPS OK
Tech Requirements: minimum space of 10meters x 7.5meters, no concrete or carpet
Fee Range: $845 - $1,795 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$800.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$1,000.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$1,100.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$1,100.00
Vancouver Island North
$1,200.00
Interior
$1,350.00
North
$1,500.00
Kootenays
$1,350.00

Our workshops are appropriate for audiences of all ages and include an introduction to Métis history and culture and a participatory tutorial on traditional Métis jigging. Accompanied by a fiddle player, our instructors have extensive experience teaching children of all ages and skill levels. Students will gain a greater awareness of Métis history and culture.

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