VICTORIA HUNT | COPPER PROMISES: HINEMIHI HAKA
La Nouvelle Scène Gilles Desjardins (LNSGD)
333, avenue King Edward, Ottawa, (Québec), K1N 7M5
Dance artist Victoria Hunt spent nearly 10 years researching her rich Maori heritage to prepare for Copper Promises. Her beautifully evocative solo explores the cultural and physical journey of Hinemihi, a female ancestor, and the name for a Maori ceremonial house, whose story is seamlessly interwoven with Hunt’s own journey of finding family and reconnecting with her culture. Employing stunning lighting and visual effects, and a powerful range of emotional and visceral energy, Copper Promises is both a pilgrimage and a tribute to her ancestry... and utterly unforgettable. Did you know: Victoria is a practitioner of Bodyweather: a synthesis of Eastern and Western practice and thought, founded in Japan by legendary butoh dancer Min Tanaka. This event is part of our Face 2 Face series (Feb 21-23).