Moving, Uttering and Sounding our Truths – Cheryl L’Hirondelle

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555 Nelson Street
Vancouver, BC

Please come and contribute, collaborate and play! Using our breathing, our natural rhythms and cadences in moving through space, our speaking and singing voices, our habitual idioms, sayings and activist slogans, together we’ll investigate what a new group statement might feel, sound and move like. This investigation is based in a Cree worldview’s M.O. of pimâtisiwin (life) and aims to be dynamically radically inclusive of all the participants.

Cheryl L’Hirondelle is an Alberta-born mixed blood (Cree/Metis/German/Polish) community-engaged multi / interdisciplinary artist and singer/songwriter, who has been presenting and exhibiting her work since the 1980’s. Her creative practice investigates a Cree worldview (nêhiyawin) in contemporary time-space. L’Hirondelle uses song, voice, audio and more to develop endurance-based performances, interventions, site-specific installations, participatory projects while she keeps singing and writing songs where ever and with whomever she can. Currently Toronto-based, Cheryl has performed and exhibited her work widely both in Canada and abroad, and her previous musical efforts and new media work have garnered her critical acclaim and numerous awards.