Indigenous Liberation

Indigenous Liberation, performed by Indigenous Enterprise, features a collective of artists from across Turtle Island. Led by Kenneth Shirley, these powerful powwow dancers celebrate their unique roots and identities through tradition and transformation, awakening our spirits by sharing Indigenous knowledge and talent.

Indigenous Liberation is a co-presentation by DanceWorks and Fall For Dance North, and part of the FFDN 2022 festival.

October 7 & 8, 7:30pm at Theatre at the Creative School (formerly Ryerson Theatre) 

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