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Citadel Dance Mix 2022

November 30 - December 3, 2022
8pm @ The Citadel
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World Premiere


Approximate run time is 60 minutes.

ABOUT THE SHOW

Citadel Dance Mix is an annually recurring program, first initiated in 2018. This year, we are excited to present a brand-new work from acclaimed choreographer Jera Wolfe. We are also thrilled to announce the return of NIGHT/SHIFT performers River Waterhen and Winter Hawk, who will both be presenting works.


Discovery
Winter Hawk

Set to an array of music, Discovery free flows from one state to the next as it takes the audience on an energetic arc. Emotionally driven, the solo plays with both performative and internal states.

 

Indiginary
River Waterhen

Based on personal experience, Indiginary is an internal meditation; that is at times lyrical, energized, and somber. The work exists in three parts, each section set to a different piece of music and exploring a different way of moving.

 

Likeness
Jera Wolfe

The work explores the theme of perception; examining the ways in which we build and promote a version of ourselves, and how this compares to the ways in which we are seen by others. When are these versions of ourselves in alignment and when do tensions exist between them? 

 

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Meet the Artists

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Winter Hawk

Choreographer/Performer

Kean Buffalo aka Winter Hawk is a 24-year-old Indigenous hip hop & freestyle dancer from Ermineskin Cree Nation (Maskwasic, Alberta). Winter is passionate about showing Indigenous youth and new perspective on life and what it means to be an artist. Winter is presently studying at The Centre for Indigenous Theatre. In 2021, he presented his danced work as part of Citadel + Compagnie’s Night Shift Festival.  Winter is grateful for every opportunity to share the love of dance with others, and often teaches youth from communities across Canada. Winter loves putting a smile on people’s faces, and is a big believer that laughter is medicine. 

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River Waterhen

Choreographer/Performer

River Waterhen is an Indigenous Cree dancer from Island Lake Cree Nation (Saskatchewan) Treaty 6. His specialty is freestyle dance. River began dancing at the age of 6 and is now based in Toronto living his life as a dancer. River attended the Centre for Indigenous Theatre for two years, where he gained experience and training in Theatre. River performed as part of Night Shift 2021 alongside Winter Hawk. River has been teaching dance to youth from communities across Canada and more recently in Loon Lake reserve in Saskatchewan. 

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Jera Wolfe

Choreographer

Born in Tkaronto (Toronto), Jera Wolfe is a choreographer and performer of Métis heritage. His captivating choreography has awarded him the 2019 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Original Choreography for Trace by Red Sky Performance. He has demonstrated an impressive repertoire of works presented by Canadian Stage, Fall for Dance North, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Festival des arts de Saint-Sauveur, Danse Danse and Jacob’s Pillow.

His choreographic works include creations with the National Ballet of Canada, Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Canada’s National Ballet School, Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers, and Red Sky Performance. 
In 2022, Jera’s largest work Arise performed by 146 professional dance students from Canada’s National Ballet School was presented at Meridian Hall as part of Fall for Dance North’s Signature program.

SHOW CREDITS

Discovery

Choreographed and Performed by:
Winter Hawk
Sound Editing:
John Gzowski
Lighting Design:
Simon Rossiter
Stage Manager:
Marianna Rosato

 

Indiginary

Choreographed and Performed by:
River Waterhen
Sound Editing:
John Gzowski
Lighting Design:
Simon Rossiter
Stage Manager:
Marianna Rosato

 

Likeness

Choreographed by:
Jera Wolfe
Performed by:
Miyeko Ferguson
Rakeem Hardy
Lighting Design:
Simon Rossiter
Stage Manager:
Marianna Rosato
Special thanks to my friend Colby McGovern who acted as my outside eye, and to Citadel + Compagnie who generously funded and supported this new creation. 

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