| About the Work
Photo by Yoichi Tsukada
Susurikwa - willow bridge is the result of research and a collaboration process that began in 2009 and illuminates the interconnectedness of Ainu and Iroquois cultural belief, practice and history. "Susuriwka" meaning "willow bridge" in the Ainu language, symbolizes the interconnecting bridges between man and woman, seen and unseen worlds, countries and indigenous peoples. The Ainu "willow tree" similar to the Iroquoian "Tree of Peace" holds sacred meaning and the bridge represents our inter-dependent and connected web of existence. Reliving our spiritual connections on stage we are reminded to awaken the awareness of spirit in everyday life even in the face of turmoil.
Dance, music, imagery and rhythms unite in Susuriwka - willow bridge with an incredible creative team, a mix of artists and designers from Canada and Japan.
Artistic Director/Choreographer/Design: Santee Smith
Composer: OKI (Japan) with Derek Miller, Cris Derksen
Singers: Marewren (Japan), George Buck, Faron Johns
Dancer Interpreters: Mami Hata, Emily Law, Ceinwen Gobert, Masashi Koyama, Robert Halley, Yuichiro Inoue
Costume/Set Design: Mitsushi Yanaihara (Japan)
Costume Design: Elaine Redding
Lighting Design: Akiyo Kushida (Japan), Alaina Perttula
Tree Design: Duncan Morgan
Learn More for Ticket Information HERE!Performance Information
Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, 207 Queens Quay West
- Friday, August 17, 2012 - 7:00pm
- Saturday, August 18, 2012 - 2:00pm
- Saturday, August 18, 2012 - 7:00pm
- Sunday, August 19, 2012 - 7:00pm
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