A New Work-in-Progress by Samaqani Cocahq-Natalie Sappier

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Stories of MAW, a new collaborative performance with Possesom Paul and Dawson Sacobie will be performed at Memorial Hall on December 5. 

Possesom Paul in performance.

New Brunswick multi-disciplinary artist Samaqani Cocahq-Natalie Sappier will present a public performance of her latest work, Stories of MAW, created in collaboration with fellow artists Possesom Paul and Dawson Sacobie. 

Stories of MAW is a compilation of stories inspired by family, community and ancestral landscapes. Stories of MAW is a two-spirit being who travels in different times, entering different bodies and different landscapes unknowingly on a quest for understanding community history, upbringing and the magic of land connection.

The first presentation of Stories of MAW took place at Memorial Hall in early November and received a standing ovation from an enthusiastic full house. Samaqani Cocahq then took Stories of MAW to Native Earth Performing Arts’ Weesageechak Festival in Toronto to continue its development with a range of respected indigenous mentors and theatre professionals. Native Earth Performing Arts is Canada’s oldest professional Indigenous theatre company and is dedicated to creating, developing and producing professional artistic expressions of the Indigenous experience in Canada.

Sappier made her theatre debut with Finding Wolastoq Voice, a dance/theatre hybrid performance produced by Theatre New Brunswick in 2018. The performance has gained national attention and was performed recently in Ottawa at the National Arts Centre. 

Stories of MAW | December 5 | Memorial Hall, UNB | 6 p.m. 


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