Nimihitowin!

Ages: All Ages (Grades K‑12)
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An Indigenous female dancer in traditional regalia crouching on stage with glowing hoops placed in front of her.
Photos by Chris Randle

Intricate footwork, beautiful regalia and the soft sounds of the Flute.

Powwow dance, hoop dance and Métis jigging are beautiful expressions of Indigenous Peoples’ rich history and culture. Translated from Cree to mean “to dance” and “to be in movement”, Nimihitowin! (Knee-me-toe-win) will mesmerize audiences with dramatic dancing, spectacular regalia and the subtle beauty of Cree-composed flute songs. Insightful commentary about each dance will also enhance the performance as kids get the chance to celebrate this rich, cultural treasure with the Cree, Blackfoot, Anishinaabe and Métis dancers of Nimihitowin! Created exclusively for young audiences by acclaimed Calgary-based Cree musician, contemporary dancer and choreographer Jessica McMann, this energetic performance offers an opportunity to experience the stunning vibrancy of Indigenous culture through dance. Watch the video below.

Co-presented with Talking Stick Festival.

Producing Company: Wild Mint Arts

Cultural acknowledgments:

The dancers in Wild Mint Arts are Cree, Anishinaabe, Blackfoot, and Metis. The all-Indigenous crew works closely with elders from Stoney and Blackfoot first nations.

Country: AB, Canada

Genre: Dance / Music

Show length: 55 minutes

Ages: All Ages (Grades K‑12)
(Babes in arms welcome) 

Curriculum Connections:

Kindergarten | Grade 1 | Grade 2 | Grade 3 | Grade 4 | Grade 5 | Grade 6 | Grade 7 | Grade 8 | Grade 9 | Grade 10 | Grade 11 | Grade 12 

Venue: Revue Stage
1601 Johnston St.
Vancouver, BC

Ticket Information

FOR SCHOOLS:

  • $12+GST /ticket for one show
  • $11+GST/ticket for two shows

FOR THE PUBLIC:

  • Tickets: $13.50 per child/senior; $23.00 per adult +S/C and GST
  • Festival 4‑Pack: (4 tickets to 1 show) $62.00 +S/C and GST

Accessibility Information

Accessibility:

Lights
One part will be very dark
Big changes from light to dark (not sudden)

Sound
A lot of loud and repetitive music like powwow and techno music
Sudden sounds
A voice talking that you can’t see

Languages
English and some words in Blackfoot and Cree

Show times & Tickets

In person

Tuesday, May 28  Additional show info In person 
10:30 – 11:25 AM  Sold out 
Wednesday, May 29  Additional show info In person 
10:30 – 11:25 AM  Sold out 
Thursday, May 30  Additional show info In person 
12:30 – 1:25 PM  Get tickets 
Friday, May 31  Additional show info In person 
10:30 – 11:25 AM  Q&A Get tickets 
12:30 – 1:25 PM  Get tickets 

Show highlights

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