A dance and text creation and performances with community from Malcolm Island, Port McNeil and Alert Bay exploring historical women and their influence on today.
The project’s focus is celebrating the history of the women of this time and how they embodied the meaning of “sisu”. Through text and dance, the meaning of this word will be the creative emphasis of the work that not only reflects Malcolm Island but Port McNeill and Alert Bay as well.
The project has a multi-generational focal point and an investigative approach between the now and then; the dance professionals, Mary-Louise Albert, Rebecca Margolick and Livona Ellis aged 64, 28, 29 respectively, and are mother and daughter; the final two performances will celebrate youth through to seniors performing together; it will allow those who do not want to dance, young and old, to still participate through research and performance readings. Research for the this project will be supported by the Sointula Museum and Historical Society.