Alberta Aboriginal Arts and The Soar Arts Program
The Blackness of White
Edmonton welcomes the Soar Program from Enoch First Nations to share the artistic progression of Aboriginal youth around Alberta!
The Soar Aboriginal Arts Program is focused on the empowerment of Aboriginal youth through the means of performing art. Soar is an excursion through riveting issues that impact contemporary Aboriginal culture; a youth program that builds from the fundamentals of the creative process. The Program uses different aspects of artistic vision to balance thought and emotion, supporting individuals with insight on life through the eyes of an artist. By writing and producing original pieces (music, dance, theatre, film) the youth gain awareness, critical thinking, and refined direction for energy and talent. Working with industry professionals and writers who produce and inspire as coaches, the result is truly spectacular!
A riveting journey, suspended between reality and perception, through the trials of X, a girl who feels she has nothing left to lose. Watch the inner workings unfold as the stories come to life through music, dance and film. The production ventures into the dark and mature of nature. The fact of the matter, suicide exists, with high rates in Aboriginal communities both rural and urban. This issue is addressed and expressed, by the talent of first nations aspiring artists and in this dark issue we hope the youth inspire you.
Directed by Joshua Jackson. Written by Taran Kootenhayoo.
The Blackness of White includes the following ONE DAY ONLY presentation:
August 14, 2014 (7:30 PM)
Shoctor Theatre (9828 101A Ave NW, Edmonton AB)
Admission is $17 +GST. Tickets available at the Citadel Theatre box office or online at www.citadeltheatre.com
Alberta Aboriginal Arts – Christine Sokaymoh Frederick
Cell: 587-989-6838 | E: email@example.com
Soar Program – Joshua Jackson
Cell: 780-803-7212 | E: firstname.lastname@example.org