Santee Smith / Tekaronhiáhkhwa, Multidisciplinary (Dance, Theatre)

Turtle Island (Canada)

Santee uses the stage not merely for entertainment purposes but acts as an
ambassador to the non-Indigenous world showing the beauty and continued pro-
active urgency to tell our stories before they are forgotten. Santee Smith never
stops.” Shelley Niro (Artist)

Silje Figenschou Thoresen, Visual/Contemporary artist


[Her works] suggest a process where it is possible to continue asking what the material wants to become as the material might change its mind.”
-Markus Degerman, artist and currently Dean, Art and Craft, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, and co-founder of Uglycute.

Milton Lim, Interdisciplinary Arts (Digital Media + Performance)


“Audacious, avant-garde, experimental—and as one grinning audience member put it so accurately after the show […] This is work that’s bold, technically savvy, and risky. Like that viewer said, unapologetic.”
Janet Smith (Georgia Straight, April 13th, 2017)

Lisandro Rodríguez, Playwright/Director


Lisandro Rodríguez, un artista escénico que desde hace años viene profundizando sus búsquedas, llevándolas a zonas de un potente valor en el mapa de la experimentación.” (Alejandro Cruz – La Nación)

Crazy Smooth, Choreographer/Dancer


“We are proud to recognize the work of Crazy Smooth with the Clifford E. Lee Choreography Award, This is a strong statement of support for hip-hop within the community of contemporary dance in Canada.” – Janice Price, President and CEO of Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

Janaina Leite, Performer/Director


Janaina Leite é atriz, diretora e dramaturgista, referência na pesquisa sobre o uso de documentário e autobiografia no teatro brasileiro. Com “Stabat Mater” e seu novo processo “Ensaios Escopofílicos para uma História do Olho”, tensiona teatro, experiência e pornografia sob a perspectiva de um real obsceno.

Finn Anderson, Music Theatre


“He is a voice and creative centre who will continue to gain a profile across his homeland of Scotland, throughout the UK musical theatre industry and internationally.” (Musical Theatre Review).

Donna-Michelle St. Bernard, Theatre/spoken word/hip hop


“wordsmith Donna-Michelle St. Bernard bridges hip hop and political activism in a harrowingly honest commentary on systemic racism, social injustice, and freedom of artistic expression.” – Camila Fitzgibbon, MontrealHub


Pam Patel, Artistic Director at MT Space


Federico Irazabal, Artistic Director of FIBA


CAPACOA would like to thank the following individuals and organizations without whom this project would not have been made possible:

With the participation of the Government of Canada.

This project is supported in part, by a contribution from Global Affairs Canada’s CanExport Associations program and by a contribution from the Department of Canadian Heritage’s Creative Export Canada Program.  

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