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Dash Café: Earthly Wisdom

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See the world differently

Dash Arts creates artistic experiences that challenge the way we see the world in collaboration with exceptional international artists. Intimate and informal, Dash Cafés offer a chance to encounter new ideas, surprising perspectives and unusual artists.

This special Dash Café will draw on traditional knowledge of our environment by bringing together a group of Indigenous activists and musicians from around the world. Sharing wisdom from the past, we will explore how we can be better caretakers of our world through performance, music, and storytelling.

Featuring extraordinary artist-activists including Inuk artist Piita Irniq, Ecuadorian Shaman Kurikindi, West Papuan musicians The Lani Singers, and Peruvian puppeteer José Navarro.

Piita Irniq is a cultural proponent, artist, public servant, and commissioner of Nunavut. From 2000 to 2005, he served as the second commissioner of Nunavut. Piita has worked to preserve and promote Inuit culture and languages.

The Lani Singers play traditional West Papuan music . Their freedom songs sing of the deep suffering the West Papuan people endure under illegal Indonesian occupation, described as “Gently haunting [music]” by The Guardian.

José Navarro is a Quechuan artist working with traditional dances, music and puppetry, using shadow and marionette puppets to frame and reflect on current environmental issues. “Five minutes of bliss” (Origins Festival).

Kurikindi is an indigenous Kichwa Amazonian Shaman. He was born in the rainforests of Ecuador and into an ancient line of Shamanic Families. He has travelled afar and spent time with Shamans from other cultures and nationalities to learn and share knowledge and experiences.

Co-curated by Border Crossings’ ORIGINS Festival.

Show Credits:

Produced by Dash Arts
Co-curated by
Border Crossings’ ORIGINS Festival

Time and Date: 7:15pm, Saturday, 19th October
Cost: £13 (£11) £6.50 students

Earlier Event: October 19
Later Event: October 20
The Bird Show