2 MAY. 2020 - 2PM (PST) 


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This class gives an introduction to the different styles of Pow wow dance and the basic steps of traditional, jingle & fancy. All dance styles will be touched on. With over 30 years of experience, Nyla Carpentier, will guide participants through a 1.5 hour class. The start of the class will be a warm-up, followed by the teaching of the steps and then a brief cool down with stretching. Throughout the class Nyla will share what she has been taught about the dances and Pow wow culture. 

Nyla Carpentier (Tahltan, Kaska, French, Scottish) is a multifaceted performing artist currently residing in Vancouver. She is a poet, a powwow dancer and workshop facilitator. Acting highlights: Battle of the Birds (Savage Society), The Flats/Les Flats (Prairie Theatre Exchange and Theatre Cercle Moliere), The Berlin Blues and Ipperwash (The Blyth Theatre Festival), Busted Up: A Yukon Story (Openpit Theatre), God's Lake (Castlereigh Productions). She began her theatre training at the Music, Arts and Drama in Whitehorse, Yukon during her last two years of highschool. The Yukon for her is her second home as she often returns there to visit family, perform at the Adaka Festival and most recently a small tour of the show Busted Up: A Yukon Story. Drawing on her experience as someone of mixed heritage - her goal is to blend the past, present and create new works for the future.



Gwaandak Theatre acknowledges

with deep gratitude that we are on the traditional territory of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation and Ta’an Kwäch'än Council, and that we live, create and benefit within this territory.

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