Sharing Perspectives Festival

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As a part of TNL’s Gros Morne Theatre Festival’s 26th anniversary season a two-day celebration and exploration of Newfoundland Mi’kmaq tradition and heritage in Cow Head and Newfoundland and Labrador Sept. 5-6, 2022.

Curated by Ivan J White, Mi’kmaq from Flat Bay, the Sharing Perspectives Festival within the Festival will feature a listening circle, workshops, and artists talks exploring the intersections of our people’s unique perspectives.

As cultures converge, participants will investigate through honesty, truth and humility our past, present and future through art. This will be a time to breathe, take in our space and appreciate our environment on the shores of Shallow Bay in Cow Head on the Great Northern Peninsula through listening, observing and learning.

Sharing Perspectives will entail a Listening Circle led by Ivan J White. A series of workshops will cover art and Indigenous identity and what it’s like to navigate those ethereal worlds on the Island of Newfoundland featuring Pipe Carrier Arlene White, Visual artist Chantal Pennal, Writer Leahdawn Hiscock, and Knowledge Holder Kelly Anne Butler with stories of family and the passage of art, culture and music through the generations.

Schedule of Events

September 5th:

11:00AM Stolen Sisters – PerSIStence Theatre Company

Stolen Sisters is a paid performance.  Click on the ticket button to purchase tickets to this performance.  Tickets $30 + HST

1:00 PM Artist Talk – Leahdawn Helena (BMO Studio)

2:30 PM Artist Talk – Chantal Pennell (BMO Studio)

September 6th:

10:00 AM Talking Circle – Ivan J White

1:00 PM Artist Talk – Arlene White (BMO Studio)

2:30 PM Artist Talk – Kelly Anne Butler (BMO Studio)

Workshops and events (except Stolen Sisters performance) are free and require a reserved ticket from the box office.  To reserve your ticket call 1-877-243-2899.

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Getting to Cow Head

This show is part of the Gros Morne Theatre Festival. See Getting to Cow Head for directions to the Warehouse Theatre and Shallow Bay Motel.