Performance

Kwi’ah: The Girl Who Heals

Languages

English

Discipline

Drama

Availability

Online

Number of participants

500

Themes

Indigenous Cultures

Age

Children ages 5 - 11, Junior Kindergarten, Senior Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6

About this program

Journey to a time long ago on the Kwantlen lands and meet Kwi’ah, a young woman who ventures across a river and into a great cedar forest to seek understanding on how to heal her people from a terrible sickness. The ancient healer Sasq’ets (Sasquatch) may have the wisdom Kwi’ah seeks. Her travels reveal that there are others that urgently require Sasq’ets healing secrets. She crosses paths with Sqeweqs (Raven) and Sp’oq’es (Eagle) who hope to gain the wisdom to save their own communities from fire and famine. Together, they learn and share healing dances and songs to save their people, the fish, and the earth.

Inspired by Kwantlen First Nation tales and molded through the creative genius of Joseph A. Dandurand, Kwi’ah: The Girl Who Heals explores the issues around health and uncertainty, encouraging us to uplift our communities during dark times.

Curriculum Links

Artist

Pricing

Online: Video on Demand

One performance: 30 minute video + online meeting with the artist $470 + GST

 

Discover this program