The Wild Moccasin Dancers ft. Mz Shellz

Age: Grades: K‑12
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one of the dancers from the dance group The Wild Moccasin Dancers, on stage, wearing Indigenous regalia
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: 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

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

Accessibility:

Accessibility advisory:
- The audience will be asked to walk/dance/move around during the show.
- This show has background music.
- This show may have loud/sounds or noises or repetitive noises.
- Children will be invited to participate in sensory interactions.

Accessibility advisory:
- The audience will be asked to walk/dance/move around during the show.
- This show has background music.
- This show may have loud/sounds or noises or repetitive noises.
- Children will be invited to participate in sensory interactions.

Accessibility advisory:
- The audience will be asked to walk/dance/move around during the show.
- This show has background music.
- This show may have loud/sounds or noises or repetitive noises.
- Children will be invited to participate in sensory interactions.
- Children will be invited on stage. If selected, they may bring guardian to join them. These children may be asked to participate (e.g., paint, draw, read, construct things, sing, in groups on stage, or select items on stage).
- At one point in the show, an artist will enter the audience.
- The audience will be asked to walk/dance/move around during the show.
- This show may contain special effects using smoke machines and moving lights.

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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