Sun, Mar 10 - Sun, Mar 24 at 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM (PDT)
Woodwards Atrium 333 Abbott St, Vancouver, BC V6B 0G6
"My people will sleep for one hundred years, but when they awaken it will be the artists who give them their spirit back." - Louis Riel
Red River Dance
Red River Special is inspired from the resilient and spirited ancestral dances and music of the Métis. These dances pay homage to ancestral ties and to the evolution of Métis dance today. Choreographed by Yvonne Chartrand and performed by V’ni Dansi’s Louis Riel Métis Dancers, these dances illuminate the intricate evolution of design combined with the dynamic and elaborate jig stepping of today. The long ago sounds of buffalo-hunting on horseback evoke images of wide-open prairie landscapes. This dance takes you on a compelling journey to the land of open skies and the love, joy and beauty of the free people.