Alianait will be starting our 2017 season with 2 performances of NeoIndigenA featuring indigenous dancer and choreographer SANTEE SMITH on January 20 and 21. Santee’s performances are described as breathtaking, amazing and empowering.
2017 Concerts include:
– Looee Arreak – April 1
– Dan Mangan – May 20
– Tanya Tagaq – September 30
– Jenn Grant – October 7
– North – a pan territorial celebration – November 2
Festival dates are June 30 to July 3, 2017. Deadline – January 29th.
Alianait’s 12th Festival and Concert Series is a wrap. Our festival featured circumpolar artists from Greenland, Germany (Mongolians), Nunavik, NWT and across Nunavut, a celtic trio from the Isle of Mann and some of Canada’s finest musicians from B.C., Alberta, P.E.I., Quebec and Ontario.
Our concert season featured B.C.’s JP Maurice, Greenland’s Jens Nielsen, Jaaku Sorensen & Jaakooq Joelsen, violin virtuoso James Ehnes, Twin Flames, Hawksley Workman and The Jerry Cans.
A few highlights:
• The North American premiere of the National Theatre of Greenland’s production Minik.
• Our biggest ever Mental Health Awareness Tour brought Twin Flames to Cape Dorset, Igloolik, Rankin Inlet, Arviat and Baker Lake.
• Full house for School’s Out Concert – our first nighttime show under the Big Top since 2010 with awesome performances from across the north.
• A special tribute to an incredible artist and Alianait festival veteran Etulu Aningmiuq with a video of his performance from last year’s festival.
Heartfelt thanks to our many volunteers, sponsors and funders, staff, technical team, and the awesome artists!!
Video by Gerth Lyberth