Canada’s Magnetic North Theatre Festival features 10 days of thought-provoking theatre and fun audience encounters from June 4-13 in Ottawa.
One of the highlights of the festival is a pay-what-you-can outdoor performance of The Global Savages at the Rideau Canal Locks (below the Bytown Museum near the Ottawa River).
Through the power of storytelling, The Global Savages endeavor to create a fundamental shift in the way we understand First Nations people. Framed within the telling of the 18,000 year history of the Indigenous people of North America, audiences will come to understand the unique world-view of Aboriginal people, and how this Aboriginal world-view results in a different set of social and community values from the mainstream.
Experience an honest, inspiring journey into the heart of what it means to be human. A sacred fire and open sky surround you as a small Anishnaabeg family share their 18 000 year-old story, one gifted to them through generations of elders. A story for all mankind about the preservation of humanity- who will listen?
As The Global Savages travel they gather stories and influences from the general public by engaging in public spaces, integrating new elements into the work as the journey continues. They acknowledge and integrate the context and location of the storytelling – always outdoors, on the earth, under the sky, and in the wind. And central to every performance, is the sharing of the Lessons of Kahilla. The Global Savages experience is gentle, honest, powerful, and respectful. Be sure not to miss this one-of-a-kind performance at the 2015 Festival.
Debajehmujig Storytellers (Manitoulin Island, ON)
A Group Creation
Directed by Joe Osawabine
Featuring Traditional Teachings Passed Down by Elder Eddie King
- June 8: 7:00PM
- June 9: 7:00PM
- June 10: 4:00PM
- June 12: 7:00PM
- June 13: 7:00PM