CALL TO EARTH Programme

PROGRAMME

Note from the Artistic Director: “In order for human kind to move forward, we need to return to Mother Earth to reconnect with our humanity. And this it is the moment. It is the moment for healing, the moment to return to basics and rebuild our strength…slowly. CALL TO EARTH is a call for human kind to gather around the fire to sing and dance and build our strength so that we can move forward. It is a call to rejuvenate ourselves.” – CN

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NAFRO DANCE BAND

Songs: Puras Verdades (by Casimiro Nhussi) Koko (by Casimiro Nhussi), Wakafrika (by Manu Dibango) & Makonde (by Casimiro Nhussi)

Musicians: Dave Brown, Roger Cloutier, Tim Church, Amara Condé, Nick Kolisnyk, Kelly Leveille, Mpho Mambira, Scott Maksymyk, Casimiro Nhussi & Damon Rondeau

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CALL TO EARTH

Choreographed by: Maritel Centurion & Casimiro Nhussi

NAfro Dancers: Hélène Le Moullec Mancini, Nicole Coppens, Jessica Oliphant & Julious Gambalan

Member of Professional Program of SCD: Reymark Capacete

Music: Flamenco Oral Traditions;  African music compilation created by Casimiro Nhussi

Musicians: Jay Stoller, George Bajer-Koulack, Mpho Mambira & Casimio Nhussi

Singer: Onna Lou

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Link to Artists Bios here:Bios

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Special Thanks to

Shelagh Williamson and Bolero Dance Theatre, Maritel Centurion, Deborah Fillion Giesbrecht and St Norbert Arts Center, Nick Kowalchuk and The Gas Station Arts Center, The School of Contemporary Dancers, Tannis Zimmer, Faye Thomson and All the Ushers as well as the many volunteers who have helped make this dance production a reality.

Cast & Crew

CHOREOGRAPHERS

  • Casimiro Nhussi
  • Maritel Centurion

DANCERS

  • Hélène Le Moullec Mancini
  • Nicole Coppens
  • Jessica Oliphant
  • Julious Gambalan
  • Reymark Capacete (Student Dancer)

DANCE ORCHESTRA

  • Jay Stoller
  • Onna Lou
  • George Bajer-Koulack
  • Mpho Mambira
  • Casimiro Nhussi

NAFRO BAND

  • Dave Brown
  • Roger Cloutier
  • Tim Church
  • Amara Condé
  • Nick Kolisnyk
  • Kelly Leveille
  • Scott Maksymyk
  • Casimiro Nhussi
  • Damon Rondeau

PRODUCTION CREDITS

  • Production & Stage Manager and Lighting Designer: Gabriel Cropley
  • Assistant Stage Manager & Additional Production Assistance: Paula Blair
  • Audio Engineer: Ntara Curry
  • House Manager: Treasure Waddell/ Brooke Hess

GAS STATION ARTS CENTER STAFF

  • Executive Director: Nick Kowalchuk
  • Technical Director & Lights: Todd Drader

CALL TO EARTH

In order for human kind to move forward, we need to return to Mother Earth to reconnect with our humanity. And this it is the moment. It is the moment for healing, the moment to return to basics and rebuild our strength…slowly. CALL TO EARTH is a call for human kind to gather around the fire to sing and dance and build our strength so that we can move forward. It is a call to rejuvenate ourselves.

Call to Earth is a new collaborative dance work created by Casimiro Nhussi and Maritel Centurion. The two dance makers fuse together two of the world’s percussive and rhythmic dances-Flamenco and southern Africa’s Gumboot dances- into one unique dance work. Here is where the two culture meet and speak with one voice. This high energy and rhythmic dance piece includes a Flamenco singer and guitarist as well as African drumming. This dance work promises to be a memorable experience.

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