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Coastal Dance Festival 2020
The Dancers of Damelahamid is proud to present the 13th annual Coastal Dance Festival, February 25–March 1, 2020, at both the state-of-the-art Anvil Centre in New Westminster and at the iconic Museum of Anthropology at UBC (MOA). The 2020 edition of the festival celebrates the future of Indigenous culture and emergence of intergenerational leadership. Highlights this year include New Zealand’s Tuakana and Teina Leadership Academy Group (TNT), a company of young artists aged 5 to 18 making their Vancouver debut, and the musician duo Tooma Laisa and Leanna Wilson, drum dancers and throat singers of traditional Inuit songs. The program also features the return of several festival favorites, including the Squamish-based dance company Spakwus Slolem and the Haida company Rainbow Creek Dancers, featuring renowned artists Robert Davidson and Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson.
Signature Performance is February 28 from 7:30–9:30 p.m. at the Anvil Centre;
Festival Stage Performances are February 29 & March 1 from 1–4 p.m. at the Anvil Centre.
Tickets to the Signature Performance are available from $25.
Tickets to Festival Stage Performances are by donation.
Info at damelahamid.ca. Tickets at anvilcentre.com.