November 18-20, 2016
This workshop was presented in partnership with Quest Theatre
Instructor: Troy Emery Twigg of making treaty 7
Troy is an artist who works in theatre and dance as a choreographer, performer, storyteller and educator. He is from the Kainai Blackfoot Nation in Southern Alberta. His work has been presented internationally and nationally from Vancouver (Dancing on the Edge) to Halifax (Prismatic) and almost everywhere in between. He was an Artist-In-Residence at Banff Centre for the Arts for several projects including the February 2013 exploration of the initial idea of Making Treaty 7 with 18 artists from the area. His work on Itahpoyii has toured and landed at the Fluid Festival in Calgary in October 2015. Troy is based in Southern Alberta and continues to create new works.
Performing arts educators were guided through the creation process of Calgary’s ground-breaking production ofMaking Treaty 7 and discuss its impact on audiences and artists. Mr. Twigg provided resources for connecting educators to their local Indigenous communities, including treaty experts, elders, historians, and artists. Participants were empowered with tools and exercises to help their students learn and express their understanding of their local treaty, First Nations’ relationship to traditional lands, and the content of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.