Blood Tides – Santee Smith – Concept, Director

Blood Tides – is performance created and performed by a Konkwehon:we (Haudenosaunee women’s) worldview, methodology and praxis on women’s relationship to the natural world, body sovereignty, resurgence feminine power, reconstruction of Indigenous female identity and reclamation of her voice is…

Blood Tides - Santee Smith - Concept, Director

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Blood Tides – is performance created and performed by a Konkwehon:we (Haudenosaunee women’s) worldview, methodology and praxis on women’s relationship to the natural world, body sovereignty, resurgence feminine power, reconstruction of Indigenous female identity and reclamation of her voice is a unifier. Led by Santee Smith – International collaborations took place with collaborators from Turtle Island (North America, Mexico), Aotearoa (New Zealand), Australia and Fiji.

Blood Tides premiere footage from FirstON Performing Arts Centre / Celebration of Nations, St Catherines, Ontario, Canada – May 1, 2018

Santee Smith is a multidisciplinary artist, award-winning producer and managing Artistic Director of Kaha:wi Dance Theatre. She is from the Kahnyen’kehàka (Mohawk) Nation, Turtle Clan, Six Nations of the Grand River territory. Her interest is activating creativity through performance conceived and devised from an Indigenous lens and process. Her training includes: Canada’s National Ballet School; Physical Education and Psychology degrees from McMaster University and a M.A. in Dance from York University. Santee produced her first work Kaha:wi – a family creation story in 2004 and later founded Kaha:wi Dance Theatre which has grown into an internationally renowned company. Her independent commissions include collaborations with National Arts Centre Orchestra; Fall for Dance North, Canadian Opera Company, North American Indigenous Games – Opening Ceremonies, Stratford Festival, National Film Board of Canada and Yokohama Noh Theatre among others. Santee is a sought after speaker on the performing arts, Indigenous performance and culture.

Production – Kaha:wi Dance Theatre
Managing Artistic Director/Producer, Concept, Design, Dance Artist – Santee Smith
Dance Artists – Marina Acevedo, Jahra ‘Rager’ Wasasala, Julianne Blackbird
Creation Process Dance Artists – Sophie Williams, Nancy Wijohn, Kura Te Waati, Raelyn Metcalf, Irma Villafuerte
Dramaturgy – Monique Mojica
Cultural Advisor, Outside Eye, Vocals (Māori Karanga, Waiata) – Ngāhuia Murphy
Cultural Advisors – Louise McDonald, Dawn Martin-Hill, Leigh Smith
Video Designer, Creation Outside Eye – Louise Potiki Bryant
Set, Lighting Designer – Andy Moro
Costume Designer – Adriana Fulop
Score Composer, Arrangement – Cris Derksen
Song Composers – Pura Fé, Semiah Kaha:wi Smith
Musicians – Paddy Free (percussion), Adrian Dion Harjo (percussion, additional scoring, mix/master)
Taonga Pūoro – Jo’el Komene
Musical Engineer – Damian Lunson
Pottery – Steve T. Smith, Talking Earth Pottery
Video Technical Director – Ryan Webber
Production Manager – Evan Sandham
Stage Manager – Kennedy Brooks
General Manager (past) – Cynthia Lickers-Sage
Recorded at Toi-Ohomai Institute of Technology (NZ), Jukasa (Six Nations)
Set Construction – John Hobbs at Great Lakes Scenic Studio
Archival Video recording and editor: Shane Powless
Company Sponsors – Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council
Production Partners – Woodland Cultural Centre, McMaster University – Indigenous Studies Department

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