Mii-Sum-In-Iskum / Justin Many Fingers: Niitsitapiisin / Our Blackfoot Ways
September 5, 2018 – 6:00-10:00 pm
Evergreen Community Spaces, #2 1709 8th Ave NE
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Join multi-disciplinary artist and Artistic Director of the Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society, Justin Many Fingers, for Niitsitapiisin (Nii-tist-a-pii-sin), a dance workshop inspired by his practice of Blackfoot Indigenous performing arts. Over several years, Justin has worked with elders in his community, examining Blackfoot structures that have existed for over 13,000 years in language, movement and dance, and voice and music. This workshop offers participants a physical exploration with an Indigenous perspective of Blackfoot creation and body awareness. Please come dressed comfortably for movement.
Register here, for all of Round 2 or for individual sessions! E-mail email@example.com or call 403.710.0093 for further information.
About Mii-Sum-In-Iskum / Justin Many Fingers
Mii-Sum-In-Iskum (Long Time Buffalo Rock)is a Queer, Indigenous, disabled, and MAD artist from the Kanawa Blackfoot Reserve in Southern Alberta. His Canadian name is Justin Many Fingers. He is an international artist who studied in performing arts, and the Artistic Director of the Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society.
Justin has worked with artists from Australia, Thailand, Nunavut, Japan, Greenland, United States of America, and Mexico. He is a graduate of the three-year acting conservatory at the Centre for Indigenous Theatre. He also studied at the Soulpepper Actors Academy and their 2012 season. He has trained in numerous dance styles with Jock Sotto, Neil Leremia, Frances Rings, Carlos Rivara as well as Bill Coleman, Alejandro Ronceria and Troy Emery Twigg. He has also attended the Banff Centre’s Indigenous Dance Residence, Toronto Dance Theatre’s Intensive and Kahawi Dance Theatre’s training program and the One Yellow Rabbit Lab intensive.
Some of the directors Justin has worked with include Alanis King, Peter Hinton, Genevieve Blais, Daniel Brooks, Muriel Miguel, Marion de Vries, Rose Stella, and Jessica Carmichael. The Elders he has learned from and worked with are Narcisse Blood, Alvine Mountainhorse, Beverly Hungry Wolf, and Raymond Many Bears. Justin has studied in both western and indigenous performing art forms for five and a half years throughout Canada. He is now in the process of creating indigenous performing arts in southern Alberta. Many Fingers is also an emerging Curator, Programmer, Producer, Director, Choreographer, and Creator.