World Water Day

Spine of the Mother: Raven Spirit Dance

A Celebration Day for Water
You are invited to join us for a day of reflection, consideration and celebration of water and take part in one or all three of the events being offered. 

Event Schedule

11:00 am – 12:00 pm: Water and Me
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Spine of the Mother, Dance Performance
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm: Workshop with Raven Spirit Dance

Water and Me: A Reflection on Water
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Newcombe Conference Hall

Reflect on water through film, sound and music, installation and poetry with Bisia Belina and Serap Brown. Bisia’s short film, WATER, will be shown and followed by an interactive performance. Serap will share her poem about water, I am You, You are Me, and then facilitate creation of a collective poem.

By donation.  

Spine of the Mother: Raven Spirit Dance
2:00 – 3:00 pm
Newcombe Conference Hall

Dance performance by Raven Spirit Dance followed by Q&A with the artists.

Choreographed by Starr Muranko in collaboration with performers Tasha Faye Evans and Sarah Formosa. Full list of credits can be found online at

Raven Spirit Dance is a Vancouver based company that creates and produces contemporary dance that is rooted in Indigenous worldviews. Spine of the Mother is an innovative collaboration with Indigenous artists in Canada and Peru that explores connections between the Andean mountain range that spans from Argentina to the tip of Alaska. Tracing the inner terrain of our bodies as women through breath, impulse and memory unlocks kinetic energy creating ritual, which spans the spine of the mountain range we have shared for millennia.

$15 - please use the ticket link above

Workshop with Raven Spirit Dance
3:30 – 4:30 pm
Newcombe Conference Hall

Take part in a workshop led by Raven Spirit Dance to explore movement, breath and your connection to water. Space is limited so registration is required. No previous dance experience necessary.

Free, but registration is required.
To register, send an e-mail to: 

Support for this performance and workshop is provided, in part, by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Project Gatherings: Archival and Oral Histories of Canadian Performance.

Photograph by Juan E. Conteras 

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