BATS THEATRE, 1 KENT TERRACE, WELLINGTON
Fierce and visceral, Windigo resonates like a scream, the vibrant echo of a long history of human ransacking and destruction, a violation of a land and its culture.
Returning to her grandmother’s home in the Lac Seul Reserve in northwestern Ontario, Canadian choreographer of mixed Oji-Cree and settler heritage Lara Kramer confronts a latent war lurking under the surface.
A northern epic with the air of a post-apocalyptic ballad, Windigo exorcises the demons and undercurrents of the violence perpetrated against Indigenous peoples.
Windigo has been co-produced by Festival TransAmériques, CanDance Creation Fund, National Arts Center (Ottawa), Centre de Création O Vertigo (Montréal), Dancing on the Edge (Vancouver) and Usine C (Montreal). With the support of The Cole Foundation, Canada Council for the Arts and Conseil des arts et des letter du Quebec and technical residencies with Usine C and Centre de Création O Vertigo. Presented in association with MAI, Espace Libre. Premiered at Festival TransAmériques, Montreal, on May 31, 2018.