PROJECT: Bain Co-op Festival - The Threads That Make Us 1
This art installation was part of the Campfires Illumination Festival - a series of outdoor installations and performances created in partnership with the Bain Arts Collective and the Bain Co-op and the Riverdale community. This event explored the themes of communal gathering, transformation, personal lineage and stories of the moon through dance, light installation, music, giant puppetry, and textile arts.
Through the weaving of stories into hoops, light is shed on the commonality of our human experience. The circle is a unifying idea across First Nations cultures and is reflected in the song, dance, and teepee and reminds all that all things are connected.
Marie Gaudet and her daughter Emily performed at the installation with First Nations traditional song and hoop dancing and leading the audience in a circle dance around the teepee structure.