Place des festivals
The Place des Festivals is transfigured with a scenography by Christine Sioui Wawanoloath in collaboration with Pivot événements; it has been impregnated with the cosmovision of the First Peoples and has drawn inspiration from contemporary Aboriginal artists who translate, in their own way, the rich spiritual and artistic heritage of the territory.
A visual and luminous dressing has been specially designed for the First People’s Festival, including a multimedia creation by various First Nations artists.
Saturday 13 August7 pm
1499, Rue Jeanne-Mance, Montréal, Québec.
The Dime Collective
The Dime Collective is based in Montreal and operates between Rome, Italy, and Canada. Members include: Eruoma Awashish (Atikamekw of Opitciwan, Wemontaci), Nahka Bertrand (Acho Dene Koe First Nation/Québécois), Sarah Cleary (Innu, Mashteuiatsh), and Sarah Zakaib (Second Generation Italo-Lebanese). Drawing from a range of expertise in the visual arts, fashion, pow wow dance culture, and the everyday, the group designed a set of wearable art pieces made from dimes that they performed live over the course of the pandemic. They are the recipients of a Canada Council for the Arts Grant and mentored under artist Maria Hupfield.