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Dancers of Damelahamid

July 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The Dancers of Damelahamid, an Indigenous dance company from the Northwest Coast of British Columbia, draw on a rich history of masked dance. Press photo courtesy of Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Photo by Chris Randle

The Dancers of Damelahamid, an Indigenous dance company from the Northwest Coast of British Columbia, draw on a rich history of masked dance.

Through dramatic dance, captivating narrative, intricately carved masks, and elaborate regalia, the company finds innovative ways to bring all audiences into the art, history, language and traditions of Indigenous culture.

Through “breathtaking” (Vancouver Arts Review) performances, the company offers a deep appreciation of the richness of Indigenous dance in the Pacific Northwest.

After many decades of suppression from the illegalization of the potlatch (gift-giving feasts) by the Canadian government from 1885 to 1951, the Dancers of Damelahamid emerged in the 1960s out of an urgency to ensure that these artistic practices were not lost.

Founded upon generations of dance revitalization, the company’s performances are relevant to current innovation, influence, and insights. Dancers of Damelahamid’s “amazing” (Artsfile) performances—full of story dance and song—and their annual Coastal Dance Festival of international Indigenous artists (founded in 2008) honor a legacy while offering new pathways between communities and cultures.

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July 26
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6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Jacob’s Pillow
358 George Carter Road
Becket, MA
(413) 243-0745

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