I Dream in Wampum
A’nó:wara Dance Theatre is an Indigenous-run dance company that specializes in creating works that highlight Indigenous themes/stories/perspectives. Under the artistic direction of award-winning choreographer and dancer Barbara Kaneratonni Diabo, the company conceives and forges a fusion of dance that speaks to many different populations and tastes by combining powwow, Haudenosaunee dance, and mainstream contemporary styles.
Artistic director and award-winning choreographer/dancer Barbara Kaneratonni Diabo is originally from the Kanien’kehaka (Mohawk) nation of Kahnawake. Some of her most recent work was performed at the National Arts Centre, the Banff Centre, the Montreal Olympic Stadium, the Confederation Centre for the Arts PEI, the First People’s Festival in Montreal, Place-des-Arts, Prismatic Festival Halifax, Festival Quartiers Danses, and other places across Canada and internationally. A’nó:wara Dance Theatre’s goals are to create high-quality dance works that inspire others, encourage cultural pride, uplift the spirit, and increase education and communication.
Photo credit: Francois Leger-Savard