January 28, 2020 - February 1, 2020
Hosted by PuSh International Performing Arts Festival
1895 Venables Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada
January 28 at 7:30 PM
February 1 at 2:00 PM
A black hole, hungry ghosts, a Grandmother wolf—Quelemia Sparrow’s Skyborn is an epic odyssey grounded in Indigenous ancestral knowledge. Guided through the universe on a river made of stars, Sparrow makes a journey by canoe to recover her lost soul from the land of the dead. This adventure is deeply rooted in the cosmology and teachings of her Musqueam heritage. It invites the audience to bear witness to a reclamation of culture, land and self.
Skyborn is imaginatively constructed and fiercely poignant. It introduces never-before-seen Musqueam/Sto:lo visual storytelling and animation, as well as inter-Indigenous sound and puppetry, but at its heart is the simple, irreducible force of human presence: Sparrow is a natural performer, endowed with grace and magnetism. This work is her gesture of liberation.
ASL interpretation on January 28. Live audio description with touch tour on February 1. Wheelchair accessible venue. Wheelchair accessible seating. Accessible parking is available. More accessibility information is available on the PuSh Festival website.