Wednesday, July 27, 2016

CIES Summer Festival - Indigenous Dance Studio Performance

The line up of this year's annual CIES Summer Festival Performers on August 16th at the ArtBOX on 17E may be the best yet. An exciting addition to this year's show is the Indigenous Dance Studio Performance. We are honoured to have them join us and dances that day will include the Women's Jingle Dress, Traditional, the Fancy Shawl, Men's Traditional Dog Soldier style, Fancy Bustle, and the Hoop Dance.  All of us here at CIES are looking forward to what should be an amazing performance.

Jesse McMann-Sparvier is the owner/director of Indigenous Dance Studio.  She has been providing professional Indigenous Arts services since 2009 in Manitoba, Alberta, and British Columbia.  She is a Cree member of Cowessess First Nation in Saskatchewan and holds a Bachelors of Music from the University of Calgary.

Indigenous Dance Studio offers dance, music, visual art programming and workshops for schools and communities across Canada and internationally.  She also directs the Little Bear Dancers, a troupe of community and beginner dancers available for performances, in addition to a professional dance troupe of experienced dancers.  For more information on how to arrange a performance or other services check out their website. 

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