Matriarchs Uprising 2023


Mon Feb 13 2023 at 10:00 am to Sat Feb 18 2023 at 11:30 pm


The Dance Centre | Vancouver, BC

Indigenous women dancing stories of transformation through live performances, VR screenings, films, conversations, classes & workshops.
About this Event

All times PST; All events @ Scotiabank Dance Centre + Pay What You Can unless otherwise noted.

February 13 - February 18
  • Indigenous Dance Films (24 hr access Feb 13 - 18) [Online] No registration required; Available on our website:

Monday February 13
  • Masterclass with Olivia C. Davies (10:00 AM -11:30 AM) $15 Register here (No one turned away due to lack of funds, email [email protected] if cost is a barrier)

Tuesday February 14
  • Community Workshop with Samantha Sutherland (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM)

  • Talking Truths Circle Conversation (6:00 PM - 7:30PM) [Online] Indigenous Futurism - Stories of Transformation with Bella Waru , Irihipeti Waretini, Kayla Briët, Kelly Nash, Nancy Wijohn, Olivia Shortt, Sandra Lamouche, co-hosted by Samantha Sutherland & Sophie Dow

Wednesday February 15
  • Masterclass with Santee Smith (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM) $15 Register here (No one turned away due to lack of funds, email [email protected] if cost is a barrier)

  • Talking Truths Circle Conversation + Feast (11:30 AM - 1:00PM) Moving Through Time In Search of the Present with Abbie Rogers, Gabrielle Martin, Marama Lloyd, Samantha Sutherland, Santee Smith and Sophie Dow, hosted by Olivia C. Davies

Thursday February 16
  • Community Workshop with Sophie Dow (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM)

  • TOMO VR Screenings (2:30 PM; 3:15 PM; 4:00 PM) by Atamira Dance Company

Friday February 17
  • Masterclass with Gabrielle Martin & Abbie Rogers (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM) $15 Register here (No one turned away due to lack of funds, email [email protected] if cost is a barrier)

  • Gathering Hope (3:00 PM - 4:00 PM) [Live Performance @ Morrow + Online Livestream] by DTES Grandmothers Collective; No registration required; Livestream Info TBA

  • TOMO VR Screenings (6:00 PM - 7:00 PM) by Atamira Dance Company Available in the Dance Centre downstairs lobby pre-show. No Registration Required.

  • Ñswe niiminwinan (3 Dances) (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM) Live Performance by Samantha Sutherland, Sophie Dow, Kaha:wi Dance Theatre + Post-Show Talkback

Saturday February 18
  • Community Workshop with Atamira Dance Company (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)

  • TOMO VR Screenings (3:15 PM; 4:00 PM; 4:45 PM; 5:30 PM; 6:15 PM) by Atamira Dance Company

  • Maamawi (ᒫᒪᐏ): Together Through The Fire (7:00 PM - 8:30 PM) Live Performance by O.Dela Arts & Pepper's Ghost New Media Collective + Post-Show Talkback

  • Matriarchs Uprising 2023 Closing Reception (8:30 PM - 10:00 PM)

The festival is supported through The Dance Centre’s Special Projects and Partnerships program.

For full event descriptions and more info on our programming, artists, and festival partners please visit :

Where is it happening?

The Dance Centre, 677 Davie Street, Vancouver, Canada

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