Kaha:wi Dance Theatre - SKéN:NEN
FRI 1 - SUN 3 OCTOBER 2021
BURGOYNE WOODS, 70 Edgevale Road, St. Catharines
Doors at 8pm, performance starts at 8:30pm.
SKéN:NEN is set in 2050, post environmental catastrophe. An auntie and her niece flee from Six Nations to the Eastern Door, their Kahnyen’kehàka homelands in the Adirondack mountains, upper state New York. Escaping rising and virus filled waters, they take refuge at a bunker camp; condoling with the land and re-aligning to the newly shifted Earth. Climate survivors arrive at the camp: a feral wolf-like womxn who journeys from the South through portals and fire; an injured East coast fisherman washed up from flood waters; a New York City architect who wanders in blindly in the land. For the newcomers to be accepted into the camp they must first accept Kayaneren’kó:wa/ the Great Good, and the re-established matrilineal system. The developing cohesion of the fledging community is interrupted by the lurking last survivor: a young Onondaga dark web hacker who is desperately trying to re-establish digital connections. His welcome into the group is short lived, as it’s revealed he holds a sickness that will threaten their establishing peace.
This multimedia, site-specific, intercultural, intergenerational performance culminates Kaha:wi Dance Theatre’s triptych rematriation series: Re-Quickening, Blood Tides and SKéN:NEN.
TICKETS: $25 + HST
For Saturday's performance, we are offering a FREE livestream, once registered you will receive a livestream link 24 hours before the performance.