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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 expand on their work that was first created for the festival in 2021.
Approximate run time is 60 minutes.
Winter Hawk (formerly Kean Buffalo) is an Indigenous hip hop and freestyle dancer from Ermineskin Cree Nation (Maskwasic, Alberta). He loves to share the expression of dance and believes in inspiring youth to reach for their goals and follow a better path. Winter loves to dance every day and has been dancing for the last 10 years.
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 dream as a dancer.
Born in Toronto, Canada, Dora winner Jera Wolfe is a choreographer and performer of Métis heritage and is an Associate Artist with Red Sky Performance. Jera was the official Canadian choreographer for NBS’s Sharing Dance Day 2020 and co-choreographer for 2021.Read more + Read less -
He was also the Ontario Ambassador for International Dance Day 2020. His captivating choreography has awarded him the 2019 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Original Choreography for Trace. 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 recent works include Bare choreographed on Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Trace by Red Sky Performance, FLOW by Red Sky Performance, Arise for Canada’s National Ballet School, Embers for Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre, Reliance for Toronto Metropolitan University’s School of Performance, and Begin Again for Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers. His latest work Soul makes its world premiere as part of The National Ballet of Canada’s 2020/21 virtual season, Spotlight Series. Aside from choreography, Jera performs primarily for Red Sky Performance and has also performed with many other companies including Peggy Baker Dance Projects. Jera graduated from Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet School and, since 2016, returned to the company to create new works each year.
Jera Wolfe / River Waterhen + Winter Hawk