This is an evening which features a series of reflections and personal histories that offer unique insights on the meaning of compassion.
FEB. 11, 2023
OPEN DOORS : 7 PM
SHOW STARTS : 8 PM
COCKTAIL PARTY : 11 PM - MIDNIGHT
When we speak of love, we think of romantic entanglements – passion, desire or even heartache. When WE speak of love, we conjure the spiritual, sensual, and romantic. Love of one’s body, love of one's history, love of one's people, and the love of those who give us strength to continue to create.
Visual Artist: Hannaleah Ledwell, Anthromorphe [ongoing exhibition]
Performance by Laur Fugère [15 min]
Conference by Joséphine Bacon [25 min]
Intermission: [15 min]
Je m’appelle humain, 1h18 minutes, directed by Kim O'Bomsawin
by hannaleah ledwell
A series of five oil paintings that explore the various forms of love. The works depict physical manifestations of love, between lovers, with oneself, and the visceral experience of touch. The meditative works invite the spectator to reflect on vulnerability and meanings of love.
Laur is a vocalist and vocal coach. For over 25 years, she has held the lead roles in productions such as Les Misérables, Cats and many Cirque du Soleil shows. Laur has dedicated her life to exploring the power of the voice and the nature of vibration. Her voice has its roots in the sacred arts and ritual protocols. Her vocation is that of a transmitter. She presents the voice as a universal language and a source of inspiration that puts people in touch with their innermost nature and promotes an awakening.
conference by JOSÉPHINE BACON
Poet, director, documentary filmmaker, lyricist, translator, storyteller and Innu-Aimun teacher, Joséphine Bacon is an Innu from Pessamit.
She is an internationally known Quebec author and a great ambassador of First Nations culture in Quebec. Deeply involved in the Aboriginal literary and artistic scene, she inspires younger generations with the pride and the will to embrace and defend Aboriginal language and culture. Translator-interpreter and teacher of Innu-Aimun (the Innu language) for 40 years, Joséphine Bacon has dedicated her life to passing on the knowledge of the Elders.
feature film :
JE M'APPELLE HUMAINE
by KIM O'BOMSAWIN
“Sauvage”, says Joséphine Bacon, “means to be wholly free”. When elders leave us, a link to the past vanishes along with them. Innu writer Joséphine Bacon exemplifies a generation that is bearing witness to a time that will soon pass away. With charm and diplomacy, she leads a charge against the loss of a language, a culture, and its traditions.