D.B. McLeod: Denis with an “E” This stand-up comedy performance evolved from Manifest Destiny's Child, a comedy collective I was a founding member of. I tell stories about growing up Indigenous, surviving cross cultural adoption, growing up in Toronto/Urban Identity, finding my biologically family, becoming a mother and finding my own way in culture, community and in my body. As well as funny stories of me slaying patriarchy, sexism, fatphobia, colonization and colonialism. Stand Up Comedy with Stephanie Pangowish Stephanie Pangowish is a sassy and assy Anishnaabekwe from Wiikwemkoong on Manitoulin Island and is the co-founder of Canada’s 1st collective of Indigenous women stand up comedians, Manifest Destiny’s Child. She originally started performing to make her angry mom laugh and avoid the wooden spoon but now uses it to educate Canadians on Indigenous Culture. Stephanie has danced at pow wows for the past 10 winters, has watched every movie starring Adam Beach and pretends to have read all books about Indigenous people.
Hybrid Women by Vanguardia Dance Projects “Hybrid Women” is an experimental dance-theatre-ritual- action that departs from the pulsating of the body in connection with and response to nature and ourselves, specifically with plants, trees, water, natural environments, also taking into consideration the diverse aspects of decadency of our planet, and its consequences. There are parallel encounters and disconnections between our bodies and the current events, and the course of where the world is going and the historical moment we are living in. We want to find those connections/disconnections between our actions, our rituals, our thoughts, our political points of view with a touch of Magic Realism.
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