Git Hayetsk Dancers

Artist: Git Hayetsk Dancers
Nisga’a and Tsimshian Nations

Join the acclaimed Git Hayetsk Dancers for a beautiful and powerfully moving indigenous mask-dance. Fluid, lyrical, and mesmerizing, this immersive and interactive performance takes audiences deep into the folklore of Northwest Coast culture, interpreting and reflecting on the challenges and victories of First Nations people. Their performance includes beautiful ceremonial masks carved in the Northwest Coast indigenous tradition by well-known carver and group co-leader Mike Dangeli and features dancers from the Nisga’a and Tsimshian Nations of British Columbia.

For additional information, please visit the Git Hayetsk Dancers website.

Experience: First Nations Mask-Dance | Length: 60 minutes | Ages: 5 to 12 | Grades: K - 6 | Venue: Jack Singer Concert Hall
Join Us: Individuals with Hearing impairment / Visual impairment / Mobility impairment
Social Studies:

First Nations Perspectives and Experiences
Identity, Tradition, and Culture
Oral Traditions and Narrative
Communities and Sustainability
Ways of Life in Canada, Canadian Histories & Stories

Fine Arts – Art:

Appreciation and Interpretation: Colour; Symbols; Cultural Associations
Expression: Colour, Decoration
Techniques: Wood Sculpture

Fine Arts – Music:

Concept of Rhythm

English Language Arts:

Appreciating Diversity and First Nations

Themes:

First Nations, Pacific Northwest Coast, Art, Music, Dance, Cultural Expression, Protocols

While at Kidsfest, we also recommend: Indigenous Perspectives: Storytelling with Michael Kusugak (Inuit Storyteller); Social Studies: Parks Canada; Canada 150 Wishing Wall; Fine Arts: Costume Design

Show Times

Thursday, May 25 at 12:30 PM (one show only) - Sold Out