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May 11, 2022

Almost Live: Celebrating Indigenous Artists

Hosted by VocalEye

Join us as we welcome back Adler intern, music educator and performer, Deanna Gestrin as our special guest artist for this week’s Almost Live event, hosted by Amy Amantea.

Contemporary Indigenous artists are represented in every modern-day art form. Their work often blends both traditional and contemporary elements in exciting ways. Amy and Deanna will be joined by Indigenous artists Renae Morriseau and Russell Wallace and Indigenous ally Carrie Tennant who will share samples of their work and discuss their unique approaches to dance, storytelling, form theatre, traditional music, composition, and artistic collaboration. This unique showcase models how Indigenous allyship and reconciliation can be mobilized through the sharing and teaching of Indigenous art and culture.

We are thrilled to honour these talented Indigenous artists and allies and to give the VocalEye community front row access to inspiring sounds, insightful conversations, and the cultural beauty rooted in Indigenous music!

The VocalEye virtual lobby opens at 6:30 pm Pacific Time for some socializing and community updates with host Amy Amantea. The pre-show introduction will begin at 6:45 pm with Amy and guests. The featured show begins at 7 pm followed by conversation, Q and A and a prize draw. 

If you’ve never attended a VocalEye Almost Live Zoom event before, you can register for just one event or sign up for the full season. A Zoom link and reminder will be sent to you on the day of the event.

Accessibility

Almost Live events are designed for people with sight loss, but everyone is welcome.

Organizations

VocalEye

355 East 15th Avenue, #303, Vancouver, BC, V5T 2R2, Canada

VocalEye is a non-profit society, registered charity and the first live descriptive arts service for the blind in Canada. Our mission is to provide greater access to theatre, arts and cultural events for people of all ages who are blind and partially sighted. We provide theatre companies and other arts organizations with the support necessary to make their productions and events more accessible to these audience members through live description, education, outreach and other services.