Indigenous production part of St. Albert children’s festival

Thursday, May 25th, 2017 2:47pm


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Niniimi’iwe meaning she/he gives a dance. (Photo:

Winnipeg's Aboriginal School of Dance is part of this year’s International Children’s Festival of the Arts in St. Albert.

The mystical dance Niniimi’iwe, created by Winnipeg’s Aboriginal School of Dance, fuses traditional and contemporary movements. It tells the story of creation featuring everything from an enormous butterfly to a buffalo hunt.

“They’ve created this show specifically for the festival and it will include blacklight performance, their traditional regalia and the use of large props,” said festival co-ordinator Stephen Bourdeau.

The 45-minute Niniimi’iwe performance will be held three times, twice on June 3 and once on June 4.

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The 36th edition festival, themed Your Passport to Adventure, will run an additional day, going from May 30 to June 4 on the banks of St. Albert’s Sturgeon River.