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Theatre du MAI, Montreal, QC

Waawaate Fobister, a proud Anishnaabe from Grassy Narrows First Nation, is an actor, dancer, playwright, choreographer, instructor, and producer.
In their work Omaagomaan, the multiple Dora-award-winning artist uses sound, movement, dance, and storytelling to embody Omaagomaan, a non-binary, two-spirit being who, in Anishinaabe cosmology and knowledge, represents the earth as well as the poisonous toxins humans have pushed into it.
Omaagomaan themselves incorporates both beauty (onishishin = beautiful) and ugliness (maanaadizi = ugly). Fobister connects this collision of the beautiful and the ugly to the resilience of the Anishinaabe people, as they stitch back together fractured landscapes poisoned by mercury.
Talkback on February 9th after the performance hosted by Dominique Ireland.
Post-show discussion in English and ASL.
𝑇𝑤𝑜 𝐴𝑆𝐿 𝑖𝑛𝑡𝑒𝑟𝑝𝑟𝑒𝑡𝑒𝑟𝑠 𝑤𝑖𝑙𝑙 𝑎𝑙𝑠𝑜 𝑏𝑒 𝑝𝑟𝑒𝑠𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑏𝑒𝑓𝑜𝑟𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑎𝑓𝑡𝑒𝑟 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑠ℎ𝑜𝑤.