PEACE DANCER – ROY HENRY VICKERS

The THEATRE INCONNU YOUTH PROGRAM is proud to announce Roy Henry Vickers PEACE DANCER Saturday, September 14 at 2pm Centennial Square, Victoria, BC part of The Pacific Peoples’ Partnership’s ONE WAVE GATHERING 

Peace Dancer – 2017 Government House (photo-Tony Sprackett)

Originally performed at Government House in 2017 as part of Theatre Inconnu’s Puppets for Peace Celebration, PEACE DANCER is inspired by the book of the same name written and illustrated by Roy Henry Vickers along with co-writer Lucky Budd. It tells a cautionary Tsimshian flood tale predating Noah and the arc. Puppeteer, Tim Gosley asked Mr. Vickers if he would come to Victoria and tell his story while performers illustrate it with giant banners and puppets taken from the designs in his book. He agreed, and two years later he is coming back again. 

The cast of over twenty is comprised of a rainbow of community performers including indigenous youth from different nations and a mix of others both young and older. Along with the storytelling of Roy Henry Vickers, we are honored to have indigenous drummer Avery Nelson as lead drummer and Metis actor Colin Mah playing Crow. Directors Krystal Cook and Barbara Poggemiller both have a rich background in movement theatre. STORY THEATRE members under the direction of David McPherson provide performance mentoring and stage management. It is produced by Tim Gosley. 

We would like to thank the Pacific People’s Partnership for inviting us to be part of the wonderful ONE WAVE GATHERING. www.pacificpeoplespartnership.org 

The THEATRE INCONNU YOUTH PROGRAM is dedicated to unique, often one-time events, that nurture the creativity of young children to older youth. These have included acting classes with original plays, activity booths at public events, puppet workshops, the Puppets for Peace Celebration and now Roy Henry Vickers PEACE DANCER. 

We are grateful guests on the traditional and unceeded territories of the Lekwungen Peoples (now known as the Songhees and Esquimalt First Nation). 

PRESS FROM 2017 http://www.timescolonist.com/puppets-for-peace-aims-to-make-the-world-a-better-place- 1.22876730 

contact Tim Gosley timgosley@telus.net 250.888.4907 

Roy Henry Vickers