Miigis: Underwater Panther is about our journey from salt to fresh water as we explore catalysts for movement, water trade routes, Anishinaabe archetypes, and mystery beings on a journey from the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes.
Miigis reveals the transformative power of water and Indigenous prophecy through contemporary Indigenous dance, theatrical innovation, and a fusion of athleticism, music, and media.
Commissioned by Canadian Stage and Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts.
Concept, choreographed, and directed by Sandra Laronde
Music by Rick Sacks with Julian Cote, Pura Fe, Marie Gaudet, Marc Merilianen, and Pierre Mongeon
Lighting design by Matt Eckensweiler
Motion graphics, animation, and video design by Febby Tan
Set by Julia Tribe
Costume design by Lesley Hampton
Warning: Scenes or images in this story may be distressing to some audience members.
This performance contains images of, and reference to, residential schools.
We acknowledge all Nations across Turtle Island and the impacts of colonization, intergenerational trauma, and the recent exposures of Truth.
Required Safety Protocols
There are no required safety protocols, but this is subject to change in accordance with BC public health and/or municipal guidelines.
Masks are not required, but we strongly encourage patrons to continue to wear masks during events, now optional, for the benefit of all in our community. We recommend the use of masks rated N95 or higher.