As Birmingham prepares to host the Commonwealth Games, REMEMBRANCES asks how best to welcome Indigenous people as visitors to the city, the country and the land. In the time of #BlackLivesMatter, and in the face of colonial injustices, how can we offer a genuine space of welcome to First Nations people from Commonwealth countries?
“Who are we now to welcome you?”
Exploring a challenging shared history, the land on which we meet and the possibility of sharing ceremony; REMEMBRANCES is a unique collaboration between contemporary theatre-makers, dance artists and poets from the Midlands and First Nations Canada.
Border Crossings is an intercultural theatre company and has produced the ORIGINS Festival since 2009, offering a space for Indigenous people to share their cultures in Britain.
AVA DANCE COMPANY creates high-quality contemporary dance works, with a cast of female dancers and collaborators from a range of cultures and artistic disciplines.
b.solomon//ELECTRIC MOOSE is a First Nations contemporary dance artist of Anishinaabe and Irish heritage, from Ontario Canada. This production develops his piece RED FLAG.
Matthew James Weigel is an award-winning Dënësųłinë́ &Métis writer creating in Edmonton, Alberta Canada.
Birmingham 2022 Festival presents REMEMBRANCES.
A dance performance for Birmingham International Dance Festival in association with DanceXchange. Supported by the Canada Council for the Arts and The High Commission of Canada in the UK.