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Dancers of Damelahamid

Discipline: Dance
Homebase: Vancouver
Languages: English

The Dancers of Damelahamid are an inter-generational First Nations dance company from the Northwest coast of BC. They share song, story and dance that reflects the richness of their ancestry. They have performed in New Zealand, Australia, China, Germany, Peru, Ecuador, across Canada and throughout BC. Their mandate is to revive their heritage for future generations and to foster cross-cultural acceptance and understanding of the richness of First Nations arts and culture.

Performances & Workshops

SOLD OUT for 2016-17

In Abundance

Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: 45 mins.
Capacity: 500 students
Tech Requirements: Secure change rooms. For local performances, the Dancers of Damelahamid will bring and set up their own sound system as well as a dance screen that the dancers will use to hide behind for regalia changes.
Fee Range: $685 - $935 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
Vancouver Island Lower
Vancouver Island Mid
Vancouver Island North

The Dancers of Damelahamid's new dance piece for young audiences is In Abundance. The main theme of the dance piece is based on the salmon cycle, and also conveys important cultural teachings on balance, community and sustainability. The salmon symbolize abundance and are a key reminder of the importance to value and protect this essential resource. The final teaching of In Abundance is that when we take only what we need there is plenty for all, including the salmon needed to spawn for the next year's cycle.

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