We have a pretty awesome relationship with our colleagues at Vancouver Moving Theatre, and we’re delighted to be cross-pollinating each others’ projects again this spring. VMT’s Rosemary Georgeson will be joining us for an evening of “Nets and Yarns” at Trillium on May 7. Later in the month, the EartHand crew and the Weaving Wagon will be animating the pre-show for Weaving Reconciliation: Our Way at the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre, 1607 E. Hastings, Vancouver.
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“Nets & Yarns”
Monday May 7, 5pm – 8pm
Trillium North Park, Malkin & Thornton, Vancouver
Join us rain or shine to get your knot on, while artist and storyteller Rosemary Georgeson spins us some yarns of growing up in a fishing family and her own career as a commercial fisherman. Rosemary is Community Engagement Liason and Co-Writer on Weaving Reconciliation: Our Way. Born and raised in the commercial fishing industry, and with a background in the culinary arts, she has worked as a collaborating artist, storyteller and community liaison for Vancouver Moving Theatre and urban ink productions. Rosemary co-wrote We’re All In this Together and Storyweaving.
Vancouver Moving Theatre presents Weaving Reconciliation: Our Way, a new play and cultural encounter that gives voice to those who have lived within Canada’s long shadow of colonialism.
Led and performed by indigenous artists, Weaving Reconciliation: Our Way brings to life the story of Old One (Jonathan Fisher) and his journey to reconcile with himself, his family and his community. Old One’s dream-like healing journey unfolds as he opens himself to his memories: of the impact of residential school on his family, the effect of intergenerational trauma on his daughter Nicole (Tai Amy Grauman), the decline of the fishing industry and the resulting loss of a working life on the water.
With humour, games, songs and gifts of hope from Trickster (Sam Bob) and his Ancestors; and with unscripted cultural sharing by youth and cultural knowledge-keepers, Old One witnesses resilience and hope for the future.