Flicker is a multi-media work from The Dancers of Damelahamid ,an Indigenous dance company of the Gitxsan nation. The Gitxsan, “people of the river of mists,” are part of the coastal group of cultures with a rich history of masked dance. Through dramatic dance, captivating narrative, intricately carved masks and elaborate regalia, the Dancers of Damelahamid bridge the ancient with a living tradition.

The flicker, a woodpecker from the Northwest Coast of British Columbia, is a transcendent figure often represented in coastal masks. Flicker tells the story of a young man who discovers his potential as he journeys through the world. Embodied in him, the flicker represents duality. Through the cloak of the flicker, the masked dancers cross through space and time, in and out of the spirit world of their ancestors. Demonstrating how to access true potential without limitation, Flicker guides audiences on a journey to acquire ancestral gifts and strengthen capacity to create change.

Flicker links artistic practices of traditional First Nations and modern forms – including coastal dance, powwow, contemporary movement vocabularies and multi-media technology. Through these intersections, Flicker explores the diversity of dance and reflects the complexity of contemporary Indigenous identities. The featured performers in this unique evening are Rebecca Baker, Margaret Grenier (company artistic director), Nigel Grenier, Raven Grenier and Kristy Janvier.

Flicker by The Dancers of Damelahamid presented by Danceworks as part of NextSteps
Directed by Choreographer and Performer Margaret Grenier

February 9-10, 2018
8pm nightly

Harbourfront Centre Theatre
231 Queens Quay W., Toronto
Part of Harbourfront Centre NextSteps

Dynamic Ticket Pricing – the earlier you purchase, the more you save:
Prior to the week of the show – $36
During the week of the show – $40
Day of Show – $42
Discounts: Seniors – $28, Arts Industry – 20% discount, Students – $15 and Groups of 10+ – $23

Call the Harbourfront Centre Box Office at 416-973-4000 OR purchase online at www.danceworks.ca