Sharing Circle: Performance Showcase

Feb 25, 2023 - Feb 26, 2023 | Studio

Don’t miss this three-act dance and music showcase featuring traditional pow wow dancers, contemporary dancer Keenan Simik Komaksiutiksak, and indie-rock and folk singer-songwriter Beatrice Deer. This voyage through time offers a glimpse at traditional powwow dances while introducing Indigenous Modernism and what the future of Indigenous Art may look like.

This performance will be followed by a Q&A with the artists.

February 25 at 8:00 p.m. (beginning with an Elder Blessing Ceremony)
February 26 at 11:00 a.m.

$20/Regular  $15/Indigenous & Student  $18/Subscriber
Weekend Pass – See it all for 20% off! (Available by phone only)


Beatrice Deer
Acclaimed “Inuindie” star Beatrice Deer is a singer-songwriter based in Montreal. Half Inuk and half Mohawk, Beatrice was born and raised in Nunavik, Quebec, in the small village of Quaqtaq. She has released six studio albums, including her newest, titled Shifting. Her award-winning songs are crafted upon deeply personal lyrics and blend indie rock and modern folk with traditional Inuit stories and throat singing. The recipient of a 2021 Prism Prize and an Apple Music Ambassador, Beatrice Deer sings in three languages: Inuktitut, English, and French. A beloved figure in Arctic Canada, she has performed worldwide, from the Venice Biennale to Norway’s Førde Traditional and World Music Festival to the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona. Her bandmates and collaborators, all longstanding members of Montreal’s music community, have worked with diverse and dynamic musical acts such as Leif Vollebekk, Land of Talk, Stars, The Barr Brothers, Bell Orchestre, Little Scream, The Besnard Lakes, and Suuns.


Keenan Simik Komaksiutiksak (they/them)
Keenan Simik Komaksiutiksak (they/them) is a two spirit Inuk artist from Rankin Inlet, Nunavut. Their passion for dance emerged at an early age, later gravitating towards dance and circus arts. Simik learned most of their dance training in Ottawa, and began learning circus arts in their teen years. Simik is a contemporary dancer and circus artist. They began touring and performing on AIDA cruises shortly after high school. Simik now works as a freelance artist residing in Tio’Tia;Ke (Montreal). Some of Simik’s Highlights include: Sept moments de joie video with Cirque Éloize, dancing for Taboo from the Black Eyed Peas at the North American Indigenous Games, Sky Dancers tour with Anowara Dance Theatre, is featured on APTN in the show PULSE. They are now in creation for their first production ANXIETY debuting in Tio’Tia;ke in 2024. Simik also works for the Arctic Rose foundation in the Messy Book Program, where they teach dance, creative movement, and expressive arts to youth from their home community of Rankin Inlet, Nunavut as well as youth all over Inuit Nunangat.


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