Learning history through dance
By MASC | June 19, 2023
“Jigging is tough. It’s all footwork. It’s a lot of quick foot movements. We like to be to be quick; we like to be high energy, and then there’s this hopping element that was added in from that First Nations powwow step that comes from the beating of the drum, the heartbeat of the earth.”
MASC artist Brad Lafortune was invited to share his knowledge of Métis jigging in advance of this past weekend’s workshop with the Ottawa Public Library. He also speaks about working in arts education for the past ten years and MASC’s Indigenous programming.
Watch the full interview on CBC Ottawa starting at 51:35 (near the end of the program).