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Unikkaaqtuat

The 7 Fingers (Montréal) / Artcirq (Igloolik) / Taqqut Productions (Iqaluit) / Presented with DanceHouse

JAN 22–25, 2020

Vancouver Playhouse Theatre

Bridging ancient traditions and contemporary forms, this multidisciplinary new work led by Artcirq, The 7 Fingers, and Taqqut Productions highlights the talents of Inuit artists at a national and international scale. Inspired by Inuit founding myths, this unprecedented creation will celebrate the Inuit culture, its traditions, and vision for the future, through a hybrid, collaborative, and mutually respectful cross-cultural collaboration.

In an atmosphere shaped by video projections and a world of shadows, actors, live musicians, and acrobats will transport the audience to an ancient world when life had not known death, days had not seen light, and where Inuit had not met white people. Until…

Shaped by a culturally diversified cast of 11 circus artists, musicians, and similarly distinct designers and technicians, Unikkaaqtuat blends circus arts, music, theatre, and video in a ground-breaking performance.

Featuring video and illustrations from celebrated Inuit artist Germaine Arnaktauyok and Neil Christopher. Their vast repertoire and knowledge of work centering on Inuit myths guides the core of this project in harmony and respect of Inuit oral traditions.

The collective virtuosity of [The 7 Fingers] is something to see—and, crucially, to feel.”—Boston Globe

Running Time:
90 minutes, no intermission

Showtimes:
Jan 22, 7PM: Opening
Jan 23-25, 7PM
Jan 25, 2PM

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