Aeriosa Thunderbird Sharing Ceremony

Presented by Aeriosa Dance and Spakwus Slulem/Eagle Song

The Thunderbird Sharing Ceremony
July 15, 2017 12:30pm - 5:30pm
Stanley Park

Hosted on the unceded territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations, The Thunderbird Sharing Ceremony is a Coast Salish Canoe Landing Ceremony and Free Community Celebration Performance. Experience a collaborative performance with Aeriosa Dance and Spakwus Slulem/Eagle Song at its heart. This shared ceremony journeys from the sandy shores of Stanley Park to the heights of its ancient forest. Witness celebrations and ceremony with local Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh artists, and Aeriosa aerial dancers.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (subject to change) 11:00-12:00 Audience Greeting Kiosk open for information and orientation. Meet at the Stanley Park Bus Loop (near Stanley Park Railway entrance). 12:00-1:00 Canoe Landing Ceremony at X̱wáýx̱way (Whoiwhoi) Beach 1:00-2:00 Social Break 2:00-2:15 Thunderbird Procession to X̱wáýx̱way (Whoiwhoi) Overlook 2:15-3:00 X̱wáýx̱way (Whoiwhoi) Welcome by Robert Yelton, Guest Performances by Orchid Ensemble, Butterflies in Spirit 3:00-3:15 Procession to Thunderbird Performance Grove 3:15-3:30 House open 3:30-4:30 Thunderbird Performance - Spakwus Slulem - Aeriosa - Git Hayetsk 4:30-5:00 Artists/Audience Mingle You are welcome to bring a camping chair or blankett o make your experience more comfortable. If you have have special access requirements, please contacts to let us know how we can help.

CREDITS Collaborating Artistic Directors: Bob S7aplek Baker & Julia Taffe Canoe Receivers: Chief Ian Campbell, Gabrielle George, Larry (Shucks) Nahanee Welcome Speaker: Robert Yelton Spakwus Slulem Eagle Song Dancers Chief Bill Williams, Mark Williams, Jenny Williams, Lacey Baker, Rebecca Campbell, Willie Louis, Wes Nahanee Git Hayetsk Dancers: Mique’l Dangeli, Mike Dangeli, Nick Dangeli, Duane Grant, Helen Stephens, Shane Watts, Standish Martin, Krystal Loverin, Bill McCoy, Woody Morrison, Dee Doolan & Anthony Doolan Aeriosa Dancers: Julia Carr, Meghan Goodman, Thoenn Glover, Chandra Krown, Nina Medina, Cara Siu Alia Saurini & Alex Tam Aeriosa Crew: Colin Zacharias, Jason Kruk, Peter Jotkus, Catherine Green Butterflies in Spirit: Lorelei Williams, Billie Jeanne Sinclair, Lisa Monchalin, Maranda Johnson Orchid Ensemble: Lan Tung, Jonathan Bernard & Guests Creative Contributors: Quelemia Sparrow, Margo Kane, Deneh’Cho Thompson