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"The Edward Curtis Project...is a phenomenal piece of contemporary theatre."
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WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY MARIE CLEMENTS

BASED ON THE ORIGINAL PRODUCTION COMMISSIONED AND PRODUCED BY PRESENTATION HOUSE (VANCOUVER)

NAC ENGLISH THEATRE/GCTC CO PRODUCTION

IN ASSOCIATION WITH RED DIVA PROJECTS

 

April 02, 2013 - April 21, 2013

While on assignment in the far north, Angeline, a Métis reporter, stumbles upon a story that is so haunting, she is unable to erase the images, and it compels her to question the role of reporters as witnesses and the accepted notions of the strength and spirit of aboriginal peoples. Along the way she challenges Edward Curtis, the iconic turn of the century photographer who created a photographic record of “the vanishing race of the North American Indian”. Poetic and visually stunning, her journey is brought to life through video, photography, music and choreography.

Marie Clements asked photojournalist Rita Leistner to create a parallel photographic investigation of Edward Curtis’ work—to question the practice of documentary photography with the very medium under scrutiny.  Leistner spent two years retracing Curtis’ footsteps, traveling to First Nations communities throughout North America.  The Edward Curtis Project Exhibit by Rita Leistner  will be on display in the Lorraine Fritzi Gallery, upper lobby of GCTC.

Runtime of 85 minutes with no intermission

Showtimes

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 8pm

Saturday: 4 & 8:30pm

Sunday: 2pm

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