Rising from the ashes of this summer’s fire ban, QAF and Full Circle: First Nations Performance will reignite our Piano Burning event on Sunday, October 24 at Mountain View Cemetery.
Curated by SD Holman and Margo Kane, Annea Lockwood’s infamous work. QAF veteran Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa performs a piano as it burns to ashes. This is re-envisioned through the lens of historically banned First Nations fire ceremonies and contemporary global warming of unprecedented levels.
Margo Kane and Full Circle: First Nations Performance ground this event with cultural knowledge and a focus on Two-Spirit artists. Sempúlyan will speak about the spiritual role of fire to communicate with ancestors, while Russell Wallace has composed a new piece for the occasion. Designer Evan Ducharme, who created Iwaasa’s fire-proof ball gown; and Squamish Nation councillor Orene Askew (aka DJ O Show), will set the piano alight.
Bring a chair, bring a blanket, and dress for the weather!
Ticket link: https://queerartsfestival.com/