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You are asked to witness an Artlatch

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 3:37 PM | GVPTA (Administrator)


You are asked to witness an Artlatch

On January 18th, Artlatch will transform Massey Theatre into a gathering/witnessing space for the work of reawakening + sharing artistic and culture gifts. Artlatch marks the official launch Skookum Indigenous Arts Series, a new artistic partnership between Savage Society and Massey Theatre Society.

The ‘potlatch’ is often remembered for its grand giveaways and redistribution of wealth by a chief or respected leader in the community. Canoes would travel from many distances around to witness the work the host of the ‘sɫənəq’ (pronounced sl-t-en-ek)or gathering had in mind. In the same essence, we look to use art as a gift and reason to gather and take space in our own ‘Artlatch’. A space to gather, to share, to bundle and to give with arts, performance, music, history, stories, dance, drumming and all other creative gifts.
 

Artlatch January 18th

3:30 pm Family Pow Wow Dance Class

4:30pm Catered Public Reception
 
5pm Artlatch begins
 
Come witness.

For more information, please check out the Massey Theatre website or contact Savage Society




The Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance (GVPTA) strives to strengthen the local theatre industry. We do this through providing services, promotion of member news and community events, opportunities to connect and network, and our annual theatre conference. Together with our members we are raising the profile of local theatre and building community.

At GVPTA, we acknowledge that our organization is located on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.