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2023 Canada Winter Games presents IllumiNATION Festival // SAMQWAN with supporting act 24 Strong

| Sobey Family Theatre
After a SOLD-OUT run at the Highland Arts Theatre in 2021 and a tour to Neptune Theatre as part of their 2022 Season, we are delighted to present an updated and revised encore production of this stunning production for the Canada Games!

Created and Choreographed by Sarah Prosper
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85 mins

The 2023 Canada Games and Confederation Centre for the Arts have teamed up for a series of IllumiNATION Festival shows. Join us for IllumiNATION – a 14-day celebration of PEI and Canadian arts and culture. Festivities will take place across the Island with every event open to the public and FREE to attend! 

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Samqwan is the Mi’kmaq word for water and this new multi-disciplinary show, created and choreographed by Eskasoni artist Sarah Prosper, will inspire and welcome you to experience the value of water from an indigenous perspective; its sacredness, purposes, and to show the gift of walking in two worlds but also the responsibilities.  

Ke’aknutama’tinej – Can we talk  
Ke’amakaltinej – Can we dance  

Sarah Prosper (She/her ni’n/nekem) – Director / Creator / Choreographer 

Sarah Prosper, is a 22 year old L’nu woman, from Mi’kmaq community Eskasoni (Wekwistoqnik ~ land of the fir trees). An accomplished creator and leader in the arts dance and culture, Sarah has performed, collaborated, co-created, co-produced, consulted, in Indigenous inspired multi-disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and intergenerational productions, most recently: Koqm (shalan joudry), Nutuwiek? (NS Choral Federation), Alan Sylliboy & The Thundermakers (Co presented with Symphony NS), Fluid Forms ~ Utawtiwow Kijinaq (Mocean Dance & Sara Coffin), Ki’kwa’ju Reimagining Prokofiev’s Peter & the Wolf (FSPA, Christina Murray & Shelly MacDonald) & Lost Soul (George Woodhouse & the Public Service).  

Sarah creates and moves through topics of inter-generational healing, history, health, wellness, and truth, through these elements and stories of our history and the land, uplifting contemporary Indigenous artistry with an approach that is guided by Mi’kmaq spirituality. Sarah hopes to incorporate Indigenous creativeness in movement of all forms and help others find their inherent ability to move freely with Ms~t No’kmaq (All My Relations). 




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What are Relaxed Performances?


Sometimes referred to as sensory-friendly experiences, Relaxed Performances give the opportunity for those with various sensitivities towards sensory stimuli to experience and enjoy live theatre.

These performances will be designed in a way to be more comfortable for audience members who may experience anxiety or are not comfortable with some aspects of a traditional theatre setting. This can include people on the Autism Spectrum and their families; those with sensory and communicative disorders or learning disabilities; people with Tourette’s syndrome; someone who might need to move often due to chronic pain or to use the facilities; or even parents with toddlers.



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