Royal Winnipeg Ballet Presents Going Home Star – Truth and Reconciliation
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Hamilton and Georgia
Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet returns to Vancouver on April 7, 8, and 9, 2016 with its highly acclaimed production, Going Home Star – Truth and Reconciliation. Through stunning storytelling and captivating dance, this deeply moving ballet explores the powerful stories, both told and untold, of survivors of the Indian residential school system.
Based on a story by celebrated author Joseph Boyden (The Orenda, Three Day Road) and in collaboration with choreographer Mark Godden (Angels in the Architecture, Dracula) and associate producer Tina Keeper, Going Home Star – Truth and Reconciliation was created with the guidance of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada and members of the Aboriginal community.
The ballet explores the world of Annie, a young, urban First Nations woman adrift in a contemporary life of youthful excess. Annie feels strangely disconnected within her superficial loop. But when she meets Gordon, a longhaired trickster disguised as a homeless man, she’s propelled into a world she’s always sensed but never seen. Together, Annie and Gordon travel the streets of this world as well as the roads of their ancestors, learning that without truth, there is no reconciliation.
“Inspired and inspiring…may be the most important dance (ever) mounted by the Royal Winnipeg Ballet.” – CBC
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