Olga Barrios
Kean Buffalo
Sashar Zarif
BaKari Ifasegun Lindsay
Night Shift Olga
Night Shift Kean
Night Shift Sashar
Night Shift BaKari

Night Shift 2021

September 29 – October 2

Night Shift is Citadel + Compagnie’s late-night livestreamed dance event, featuring four unique and thought-provoking programs broadcast live from The Citadel: Ross Centre for Dance. Co-presented with Fall for Dance North and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Barbara Willis Sweete, Night Shift celebrates the many dance forms explored and practiced by today’s movement makers. 

Investigating themes of resilience, identity, ritual and storytelling, Night Shift offers a powerful examination of important current issues and brings multi-generational perspectives to the screen. 

$15 Single Access / Stream all four works for 7-days

NOTE: You will be re-directed to Fall for Dance North’s website to purchase tickets.

Co-presented with

Night Shift Olga

PROGRAM

Olga Barrios

LIVEWednesday September 29, 9pm EDT

Mestiza (mixed raced woman in Spanish) 

Choreographed and performed by Olga Barrios

An adaptation for stage and screen of the dance installation Mestiza, where dance converses with a landscape of sound and video projections. The work evokes statements of identity as artist Olga Barrios explores questions based on her own intimate experiences and impulses as a mixed-race woman in contemporary society. 
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Kean Buffalo

LIVEThursday September 30, 9pm EDT

Double Feature

Choreographed and performed by Kean Buffalo and River Waterhen

A double bill featuring new works by two inspiring emerging artists. Storytelling through movement, Indigenous hip hop and freestyle dancers Kean Buffalo and River Waterhen weave dance and music to share their passion for dance and bring joy, hope and light to others. 
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Sashar Zarif

LIVEFriday October 1, 9pm EDT

Grandmother’s Drum 

Choreographed and performed by Sashar Zarif

Grandmother’s Drum by Sashar Zarif, is a ritual of sound and movement that explores the concept of ownership versus stewardship of home as it is practiced in nomadic culture. Influenced by the artist’s nomadic ancestry and the early teachings of his grandmother, the work brings the artist’s stories together to share experiences of transformation in the world we live in today. 
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BaKari Ifasegun Lindsay

LIVESaturday October 2, 9pm EDT

SpiritYouAll 

Choreographed and performed by BaKari Ifasegun Lindsay 

SpiritYouAll is a deeply personal dance statement by choreographer and performer BaKari Ifasegun Lindsay that invites everyone to experience a sense of resilience and the power of the human spirit to overcome adversity. “I couldn’t do anything without faith. I couldn’t open up my eyes, I couldn’t walk, I couldn’t speak, I couldn’t dance.” 
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DIRECTOR

Barbara Willis Sweete_Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann

Barbara Willis Sweete

Barbara Willis Sweete is an Oscar-nominated film industry veteran and Founding Partner of Rhombus Media, specialists in Performing Arts Films. Now with Artemis Pictures, Barbara produces and directs films and tv programs in all genres. Her work has been shown at major international film festivals and has received many top awards, including an Oscar nomination, four Emmys, three Grammy nominations and many Geminis, Genies and Canadian Screen Awards.  

Barbara has directed several notable dance films and has collaborated with such choreographers as James Kudelka (Four SeasonsFirebird), Mark Morris (Falling Down StairsDido and Aeneas), Lar Lubovich (Fandango), Doug Varone (The Planets), Mark Godden (The Tale of the Magic Flute), Santee Smith (I Lost My Talk) and David Earle (Romeos and Juliets). 

Over the last decade, Barbara has directed more than 30 Live in HD Operas that were transmitted live from New York’s Metropolitan Opera to 2600 cinemas in 76 countries. 

SELECTION COMMITTEE

Penny Couchie

Penny Couchie

Penny Couchie is an award-winning arts leader, dancer, actor, choreographer and community engaged artist of Anishinaabe ancestry from Nippissing First Nation, Ontario. Penny is the co-founder and co-artistic director of Aanmitaagzi, an Indigenous multi-arts company committed to community engaged projects that promote well-being, strengthen relationships with the land, and incorporate intergenerational approaches. In 2016, Penny received the K.M. Hunter Award for Dance through the Ontario Arts Council. Over the past 20 years, Penny has been a guest instructor at schools throughout Canada and the U.S., including the Centre for Indigenous Theatre, where she has been a faculty member and choreographer since 1998. 

Christine Friday

Christine Friday

Christine Friday is a proficient resilient Indigenous storyteller. She began her career with In the Land of Spirits in 1992 and has maintained a professional dance career for over 25 years. She is deeply connected to the cultural wellness of her Anishinaabe people. Her company, Friday Creeations, a film and stage Production Company, has allowed her to transition her skills into filmmaking to broaden her audience while fulfilling her potential. Christine is the recipient of the 2018 K.M. Hunter Award for Dance through the Ontario Arts Council. She is currently building a Cultural Creation Centre in her community of Bear Island, Lake Temagami. 

Santee Smith

Santee Smith / Tekaronhiahkwa

Santee Smith is a multidisciplinary artist from the Kahnyen’kehàka Nation, Six Nations. She trained at Canada’s National Ballet School, completed Physical Education and Psychology degrees from McMaster University and a Dance MA from York University. Santee premiered her inaugural work Kaha:wi in 2004 and later founded Kaha:wi Dance Theatre which has grown into an internationally renowned company. Her body of work includes 14 productions and numerous short works and collaborations. She is a sought-after teacher and speaker on Indigenous performance and culture. Through embodied storytelling and performance her work speaks to Indigenous identity and continuance. Smith is the Chancellor of McMaster University.