RoundDance, 2013
       
     
 Hand-in-hand, life-size dancers cycle across each monitor to the rhythmic beat of the round dance song, “Smilin’,” performed by the Northern Cree Singers, mixed with a speech given by a leader at an Idle No More rally—embodying indigenous traditions of resistance and solidarity based on customary practice. Viewers/participants are invited to occupy the spaces between the monitors and complete the dance circle.
       
     
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RoundDance, 2013
       
     
RoundDance, 2013

12-channel, HD video installation with sound, metal stands, monitors, AV equipment
Diameter: 20 feet 3:56 minutes, looped

 Hand-in-hand, life-size dancers cycle across each monitor to the rhythmic beat of the round dance song, “Smilin’,” performed by the Northern Cree Singers, mixed with a speech given by a leader at an Idle No More rally—embodying indigenous traditions of resistance and solidarity based on customary practice. Viewers/participants are invited to occupy the spaces between the monitors and complete the dance circle.
       
     

Hand-in-hand, life-size dancers cycle across each monitor to the rhythmic beat of the round dance song, “Smilin’,” performed by the Northern Cree Singers, mixed with a speech given by a leader at an Idle No More rally—embodying indigenous traditions of resistance and solidarity based on customary practice. Viewers/participants are invited to occupy the spaces between the monitors and complete the dance circle.

RoundDance_3_BIG.jpg