Niimi’iwe: Gathering Light


February 7-10, 2019
Aki Studio

Gathering Light follows the journey of seed to flower, beginning with the stirrings of consciousness to the full embrace of transformation. This quartet choreographed by Michelle Olson delves into the impulses rooted in our bodies that travel through us to find the light, exposing the structures that do not support our own truths, while revealing the ceremonies that support our full bloom.

Performed in the round,?Gathering Light creates a sense of ritual where transformation is an experience the audience intimately shares with the performers.

Choreographer?Michelle Olson
Performers?Hailey McCloskey, Jeanette Kotowich, Tin Gamboa and Salome Nieto
Dramaturgy?Su-Feh Lee and Alejandro Ronceria
Composer?Fran?ois Houle
Lighting Design?David DeGrow
Vocals?Michelle St. John


Thursday February 7? |? 8 pm
Friday February 8? |? 8 pm
Saturday February 9? |? 8 pm
Sunday February 10? |? 2 pm

“Conceptually rich and complex…The movements are controlled yet convulsive, pained yet sensual…” – What’s Up Yukon

Photo by Andi McLeish

Raven Spirit Dance creates and produces contemporary dance that is rooted in Indigenous worldviews and honours the communities and artists they work with. Incorporating expressions such as traditional dance, theatre, puppetry, and multi-media to tell stories,?Raven Spirit works from the following values: generosity, openness, engagement, integrity, and honouring. Learn more here.

Visual by?Mariah Meawasige