Quelemia Sparrow / Savage Society (Vancouver) / Presented with PuSh International Performing Arts Festival
Jan 23–Feb 01, 2020 | Historic Theatre
In O’wet, a woman falls through a black hole in her little blue house on the reserve. There, she meets her Granny Rose in the shape of a wolf, who guides her on a spirit canoe journey to retrieve her soul from the land of the dead. Musqueam writer and performer Quelemia Sparrow has created an unforgettable adventure story—an odyssey full of magic, beauty, and power. Directed by Kim Senklip Harvey, creator and director of last season’s Kamloopa, and featuring the work of Indigenous filmmaker Amanda Strong, whose stop motion animation work similarly explores blood history and Indigenous ideology.
When a person had a spirit sickness, it was said that their soul had left their body. In O’wet, we use theatre to embody a ritual that is a personal and familial odyssey of reclamation of self, and land, and blood memory.” —Quelemia Sparrow
Jan 23, 7:30PM: Preview
Jan 24, 7:30PM: Opening
Jan 25–26, Feb 1, 2PM
Jan 25, Jan 28 - Feb 1, 7:30PM
Post-show Artist Talkback:
Jan 26, 28
Part of the Femme Series: highlighting the strength and power of female-identifying voices and experiences
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