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V'ni Dansi

Discipline: Dance
Homebase: Vancouver
Regions Available: Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley &, Howe Sound, Vancouver Island Lower, Vancouver Island Mid, Vancouver Island North, Interior, North, Remote, Kootenays, Virtual
Languages: English, French
Themes: First Nations, Inuit, and/or Metis Art
Grant Eligibility: Eligible for 70% AIE

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.


Performance(s)

Métis Dance Performance

School Year: 22-23
Discipline: Dance
Offered Languages: English, French
Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: 50 mins.
Capacity: 600
Tech Requirements: minimum space of 10meters x 7.5meters, no concrete or carpet, stage flooring
Available Formats: In Person, Virtual

Lower Mainland
$1,045
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$1,295
Vancouver Island Lower
$1,545
Vancouver Island Mid
$1,545
Vancouver Island North
$1,645
Interior
$1,945
North
$2,145
Remote
$2,145
Kootenays
$1,945
Virtual
$1,445

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! Performances will feature 2 dancers & 2 musicians. French available - please ask at time of initial booking

Workshop(s)

Métis Dance Workshops

School Year: 22-23
Discipline: Dance
Offered Languages: English, French
Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: 1 day of five 50 mins. workshops
Capacity: 60
Tech Requirements: minimum space of 10meters x 7.5meters, no concrete or carpet, stage flooring
Available Formats: In Person, Virtual

Lower Mainland
$845
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$1,045
Vancouver Island Lower
$1,345
Vancouver Island Mid
$1,345
Vancouver Island North
$1,445
Interior
$1,545
North
$1,645
Remote
$2,145
Kootenays
$1,545
Virtual
$1,045

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. Workshops are led by 1 dance facilitator & 1 fiddle player.


Testimonials & Reviews

I highly recommend them as a valuable cultural experience for any school. Aboriginal Support Worker, Clayburn Middle School
My daughter came home and couldn't stop talking about them! So I decided to contact V'ni Dansi to request that they come to my son's school too. Parent, Ecole Norval-Morrisseau

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