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June 27, 2011 Community Development No Comments
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Star Spirit Performance Event
Wednesday, June 29th – 730pm - Sid Williams Theatre

THE STAR SPIRIT SERIES was started by the Sid Williams Theatre Society in 2007 to celebrate the rich First Nations Cultures of Western Canada, and to present cutting-edge new work by Canadian First Nations artists and performers at the Comox Valley’s community theatre. The Star Spirit Series for 2010-2011 is made possible with the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage and the British Columbia Arts Council.

Tickets  $15 adults — $10 Students (all ages) — SWTS Members, World Community Development Education Society Members, CVAG Members $5. Available at the Sid Williams Theatre Ticket Centre – #250-338-2420 or online at www.sidwilliamstheatre.com

PLEASE NOTE: this event contains some mature subject matter and language. Not suitable for under 16 (parental guidance).

FEATURING

ZACCHEUS JACKSON “SLAM” POET - RAP meets STORYTELLING … cultural heritage urban style!

Zaccheus is a full-blood member of the Blackfoot people. He is born in Alberta and now calls Vancouver home, working full time as a performing artist. He has won many awards in poetry competitions across Canada. He has toured and Canada and the USA doing his unique blend of storytelling in the form of “guerrilla poetry”. Zaccheus has done many workshops and events for at risk youth. Zaccheus works with “Full Circle First Nations Performance Company” in Vancouver.

ALSO FEATURING

A screening of the FILM “CRY ROCK” (2010) by Banchi Hanuse

“Cry Rock” is a film about the last remaining elders and storytellers in the Nuxalk language of Bella Coola. The documentary blends interviews set against the wild beauty of the Bella Coola valley with vivid watercolour animations. “Cry Rock” illuminates the intersection of Nuxalk history, place and spirit that are at the heart of an oral storytelling tradition. This film is made available through the courtesy of World Community Deve.

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