February 2, 2023 - February 5, 2023
Hosted by VocalEye, PuSh International Performing Arts Festival
Anvil Theatre Centre, 777 Columbia Street, New Westminster, BC, V3M 1B6, Canada
In this hypnotic monologue performance, Émilie Monnet interprets a recurring dream and transmits a message of empowerment to the audience. In Anishinaabemowin, the word “okinum” means “dam,” and the narrative of Monnet’s dream involves a giant beaver; the symbolism is rooted in Anishinaabe worldview and far-reaching in its significance.
Making creative use of live sound and visual storytelling techniques, Okinum is a vivid and immersive experience. No small factor in its power is the ambient, atmospheric live score by Jackie Gallant; it underscores Monnet’s words and gestures superbly. Mixing three languages–English, French and Anishinaabemowin–Monnet captivates our attention, demands understanding and grants catharsis.
February 2-3 In-person, February 2-5 Online
This show is available to stream from **February 2 at 7:30pm PST **until February 5 at 11:59pm PST.