Co-presented by MOA and the Dancers of Damelahamid, this festival highlights the richness and diversity of traditional First Nations dance groups from coastal BC through public performances, ticketed events, and special school programs at Museum of Anthropology, UBC Vancouver.

The 2011 festival returns to the UBC Museum of Anthropology March 9-13, 2011. The Signature presentation will be Friday March 11at 7:30 PM. This event will feature some of the many exciting dance groups that will be part of this year’s diverse festival. This full evening presentation will feature Robert Davidson’s Rainbow Creek Dancers, David Boxley’s Git Hoan Dancers, Bob Baker’s Eagle Song Dancers, and special guest artist Jessica McMann, Cree hoop dancer from Winnipeg along with the host of the Coastal First Nations Dance Festival the Dancers of Damelahamid.

The festival stage performances on Saturday March 12 & Sunday March 13 from 1-4 PM will showcase the diverse and rich cultural traditions practiced by a selection of some of the best dance groups from coastal British Columbia, the Yukon, and Alaska. Throughout the festival the Great Hall will be transformed into a celebration of Indigenous cultures and dance traditions from the coastal peoples of British Columbia, and surrounding territories, giving voice to the many distinct peoples of our nations.

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