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Lecture Demonstration with Poundmaker Cree Playwright

Lecture Demonstration with Poundmaker Cree Playwright
214 College Street, 3rd floor, Robert Gill Theatre
Time: Oct 28th, 4:00 pm End: Oct 28th, 6:00 pm
Interest Categories: Law, Faculty of , Indigenous, English and Drama (UTM), Drama, Theatre, Performance Studies (FAS), 2000-
Lecture Demonstration by Floyd Flavel

The Jackman Humanities Institute, the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies, and the Centre for Indigenous Studies presents

Native Performance Culture and the Rhythm of (Re)Conciliation: Re-Membering Ourselves in Deep Time Working Group

Lecture Demonstration with Poundmaker Cree Playwright Floyd Favel

The University of Toronto’s Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies; Jackman Humanities Institute; and Centre for Indigenous Studies are pleased to present Poundmaker Cree Playwright and Director Floyd Favel who will conduct a lecture demonstration on Native Performance Culture (NpC) following two days of workshops at the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies

Mr. Favel describes Native Performance Culture as the development of a process “that reduces Native songs and dances to bare essentials, a process that links us to, and leads us from, the sources of this country, our life and the ancestors” (69).It is a process that plunges us into deep time where, as artists and scholars, we might locate ourselves “sitting at the feet of the ancestors” (Favel 63). And it is perhaps through processes such as this, we might begin to devise works that will build a legacy of truth and conciliation for future generations in this land we now call Canada.

Mr. Favel’s visit will conclude with a lecture-demonstration on October 28, which will be followed by a reception. 

Floyd Favel is a theatre director, playwright, essayist, and Cree traditionalist based in Saskatchewan. He has studied theatre in Denmark and Italy and since then has worked across Canada. He has been conducting research and developing an Indigenous theatre practice and has travelled the world in so doing, this practice he calls, ‘Native Performance Culture.”. He is collecting his essays in a book entitled, “The Artificial Tree’. He is currently at work on producing an independent feature film, called, ‘Sweet Cherry Wine.”

This event is free and open to all. Registration is not required. For further information, contact Rebecca Biason at rebecca.biason@utoronto.ca



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