Nightwood Theatre and Native Earth Performing Arts present

A Digital Experience Curated by New Harlem Productions

This production was created in the hopes of it being shared widely. If you are interested in programming this iteration of Embodying Power and Place or producing your own, please contact beth@nightwoodtheatre.net for more information.

“Water Ceremony” by Natalie Sappier

In 2019, the federal commission on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls released their final report, Reclaiming Power and Place. In 2020 over a dozen artists from a wide range of disciplines were commissioned by New Harlem Productions to read and respond to specific chapters of the report. This digital iteration of Embodying Power and Place offers twelve audio-visual works that seek to honour the missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, Trans, and Two-Spirit people, and strives to create a sacred space in which to reflect, heal, and find renewed hope. 

Incorporating text, sound and imagery, Embodying Power and Place includes pieces from incredible Indigenous creators such as Janet Antone, Reneltta Arluk, Tara Beagan, Yolanda Bonnell, Darla Contois, Deborah Courchene, Aria Evans, Eekwol Lindsay Knight, Jessica Lea Fleming, Falen Johnson, Émilie Monnet, Yvette Nolan, Michelle Olson, Natalie Sappier, jaye simpson and Aqua Nibii Waawaaskone.

New Harlem Productions is grateful for the support of the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts.