Coastal Dance Festival
Approximate running time: 2 hours
777 Columbia Street
New Westminster BC V3M 1B6
Dancers of Damelahamid, in partnership with the Anvil Centre, present the 16th annual Coastal Dance Festival. The Festival is a celebration of the stories, songs and dances of the Indigenous peoples of the Northwest Coast with guest national and international artists. The Festival brings Indigenous artists together to share and support one another in a celebration of lived artistic practices. Guest national and international artists have connected the festival with a global community of Indigenous dance.
The festival takes place on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the qəyqəyt (Qayqayt), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), q̓ʷainƛ̓ən (Kwantlen), q̓ic̓əy̓ (Katzie) people.
Date: Thursday March 2, 2023
This night will feature performances from Indigenous artists: Paunnakuluit, Jessica McMann, Wagana Aboriginal Dancers, Rosie Te Rauawhea Belvie. Artist bios can be found on the festival webpage damelahamid.ca/coastal-dance-festival-2023/
Date: Friday March 3, 2023
This night will feature performances from Indigenous artists: Spakwus Slolem, the Dancers of Damelahamid, Yisya̱’winux̱w, Rainbow Creek Dancers. Artist bios can be found on the festival webpage damelahamid.ca/coastal-dance-festival-2023/
Patrons with mobility challenges should contact the box office for seating advice. 604-521-5050