The Wild Moccasin Dancers ft. Mz Shellz

Age/Grade: All Ages (Grades: K‑12)
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Dancer is David Whitebean. Photo by Priya Brar Photography

Intricate footwork, beautiful regalia and the powerful sounds of the drum.

The Wild Moccasin Dancers want to share the gift of dance with you! This dynamic dance collective, featuring award-winning female hip hop artist Mz Shellz, will showcase a contemporary fusion of pow wow drumming, dancing and hip hop. Experience the stunning vibrancy of pow wow culture as each dancer shares their style of dance through traditional and contemporary rhythms. Get ready to be inspired by the regalia, songs, dances and stories!

Performers: The Wild Moccasin Dancers Collective and Mz Shellz

Country: 6 Nations and mixed Indigenous BC, Canada

Genre: Dance / Music

Show length: 45 minutes

Ages: All Ages (Grades: K‑12)

Curriculum Connections:

  • Arts Education: Dance, music, interdisciplinary, 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
  • Social Studies: Cultural studies, cultural perspectives, diversity and inclusion
  • Physical and Health Education: Fitness

Venue: Performance Works  
1218 Cartwright St.
Vancouver, BC

Ways to Watch

IN PERSON

Watch a live performance at the venue.

TICKET INFORMATION

FOR SCHOOLS:

  • Festival 1 Show Pass: $11+GST/ticket
  • Festival 2 Show Pass: $20+GST/ticket

FOR THE PUBLIC:

  • Tickets will go on sale starting in early 2023

Accessibility Information

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Show times & Tickets

In person

Tuesday, May 30  Additional show info In person 
10:30 – 11:15 AM  Q&A Get tickets 
12:30 – 1:15 PM  Sold out 
Wednesday, May 31  Additional show info In person 
10:30 – 11:15 AM  Q&A Get tickets 
12:30 – 1:15 PM  Get tickets 

Show highlights

Rave Reviews

Vancouver’s Shyama-Priya wore a spectacular golden shawl and regalia covered with intricate beadwork. The “dance of transformation” evoked a fluttering butterfly. Her footwork was airy and she possessed the confidence of a beautiful, almost supernatural being.

Star Tribune USA 

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