Spirit and Tradition

Age/Grade: 5‑up (Grades K‑12)
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Image of performers from the Spirit and Tradition dance performance on stage kneeling
Credit Chris Randle

You’ll be Captivated by this Visual Feast of a Show!

Spirit and Tradition layers projected imagery, soundscape and Coastal masked dance, transporting the audience to the rich and diverse ecosystem of British Columbia’s coastal mountains and Pacific Ocean. 

Spirit and Tradition focuses on Indigenous knowledge, sustainability, interconnectedness and the beauty of the Northwest Coast. 

Through dramatic dance, compelling narrative, intricately carved masks and elaborate regalia, the Dancers of Damelahamid transform time and space and bridge the ancient with a living tradition. Don’t miss this stunning expression of Indigenous spirituality, community and culture. True poetry in motion.

Producing Company: Dancers of Damelahamid

Cultural acknowledgments: Gitxsan/Cree

Country of Origin: BC, Canada

Genre: Dance

Show length: 50 minutes

Ages: Ages 5 and up (Grades K and up)

Venue: Online and In-person at Performance Works

Curriculum Connections:

  • Arts Education: Dance, music, traditional and contemporary Indigenous arts and arts-making processes
  • English Language Arts: Literature, poetry, recognize First Peoples stories (including oral and written narratives), songs, and art, as ways to share knowledge, beliefs and values
  • Emotional Development: Cultural studies, cultural perspectives, diversity and inclusion
  • Physical and Health Education: Fitness
  • Science: Sustainability, interconnectedness, First Peoples knowledge of the local ecosystem and life cycles

Venue: Performance Works
1218 Cartwright Street
Vancouver, BC

Ways to Watch

IN PERSON

Watch a live performance at the venue.

ONLINE

Watch a pre-recorded online performance in the classroom. Available until June 12th at 8 PM closed captioning available.

TICKET INFORMATION

FOR SCHOOLS:

  • Festival 1 Show Pass: $12+GST/ticket
  • Festival 2 Show Pass: $22+GST/ticket

FOR THE PUBLIC:

  • Festival 1 Show Pass: $12.50-$22.00 + GST/ticket

ONLINE:

  • Household: $24 +GST and s/c
  • Multiple viewers can watch 1 Vancouver International Children’s Festival Online Performance for only $24 per show.

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Show times & Tickets

In person

Tuesday, May 31  Additional show info In person 
10:30 – 11:20 AM  Sold out 
12:30 – 1:20 PM  Sold out 
Wednesday, June 1  Additional show info In person 
10:30 – 11:20 AM  Sold out 
12:30 – 1:20 PM  Sold out 
Thursday, June 2  Additional show info In person 
10:30 – 11:20 AM  Sold out 
Friday, June 3  Additional show info In person 
12:30 – 1:20 PM  Sold out 

Online

Available starting

9:30 AM on Tuesday, May 31st 

Watch until 

8:00 AM on Sunday, June 12th 

Online 

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