Tuesday, March 30, 2010

April 15, 2010

Please join us for a showcase performance of Tribal Vision at the Woodland Cultural Centre in Brantford, ON at 7pm.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Peterborough Powwow

To go or not to go...

We have a few shows that are coming up pretty soon and we have made some significant changes to it so we really need to rehearse but at the same time we ALWAYS want to dance at a powwow. Decisions, Decisions....

We recorded some video to make a promo dvd that I hope will be available on Monday. i will try to put it on here if I can.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Old Kanata Native Dance Theatre stuff

I spent approximately 12 years as a member of Kanata Native Dance Theatre and it's crazy that you can still find stuff online even though we closed the company 2 years ago. I stumbled across an interview I did a few years back that I had never seen. It brought back fond memories. You can check it out if you would like.



Sunday, March 21, 2010

UWO powwow

Soooo the plans to go to Mt Pleasant fell through but we were still able to get to a traditional powwow at UWO in London. We all had a good time. I finished my dress and shawl just in the nick of time. Once I saw what it looked like on the dance floor I realized I need to add a bit here and there to make it more complete. I also realize that the skirt is a bit too short so I have to work something out there.

The powwow was fun although the last three powwows we have been to have been only a few hours in length. I imagine when we get to a contest powwow we will be really tired. We have gotten spoiled by these short ones. I have some video from the powwow I will put up later today. So next Saturday is another one day traditional powwow at Trent in Peterborough. We still haven't decided if we are going to go or not. We are also trying to decide between a smoke dance contest at Cornell or a contest powwow in Ann Arbor Michigan. decisions, decisions...

Monday, March 15, 2010

Our Native Dance Group

Well we have been writing new things for our show. There are a few groups around and we really want what we do to be different from what others are doing. We are working on something cool for both Male and Female fancy dancers. We are also working on some new footage for the mutlitmedia portion of the show. I have a cool idea for the hoop dance too once I get a chance to work on it. I want to do something with K because she is learning hoop and I want to encourage her.

We have some new and exciting things going on. A new partnership in the works with Grand River Rafting. What they do is pretty cool and I can't wait for warmer weather to get out on the river and check out the rafts.

I am taking a small break from the sewing machine right now. I am working on making a shawl and dress to go with my new beadwork for the powwow this wkd. We plan to hit up Mt Pleasant Michigan. I haven't booked a room yet though so I suppose I should get on that.

We have a showcase planned at the Woodland Cultural Centre on April 15. I have to hire a caterer for that yet as well. We are inviting representatives from schools and festivals and other organizations to come out and see what we do. I especially want people who were past clients of Kanata Native Dance Theatre there. Since we closed Kanata in 2007 I know people are looking for Native Dance Groups in Ontario to bring in to their events.

I had better get back to work...

Monday, March 8, 2010

York University Powwow

So as you can see I was able to get Derek's outfit 90% finished. Finished enough that he can dance in it. I was so happy to see him dance, it was a great day. We need to get the medallions for the arm bustles finished...well started actually. We need his back boards and medallions for the bustles centres as well. I have a few other accessory pieces to make when I figure out what I'm exactly going to do. The design of an outfit is the hardest for me and that is what generally holds up the process. Once I have a plan I can churn it out pretty quickly.

I have video from the last two powwows that I would like to post on here but I can't find my dang cord to connect my camera to the 'puter. Once I find it I will put it up.

I have a huge list of things that need to get made and I'm plugging away at them, I just feel so happy when I see my family wearing the stuff I have made for them. Well I better get back to work, it will be hard today though because it is such a beautiful day I really don't want to be inside! Maybe I will take the dog for a looooong walk first.....

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

new outfits and other things

So Derek should have his new bustles tommorrow, just in time for the York University powwow on Saturday. I have a few last minute things to finish on his stuff then I can get to making A some new mocs and leggings because she has outgrown hers. Her big toes are poking thru the ends. lol.

I still have to get myself some new stuff as well. aaahhh time is flying!

So I am not all that tech savvy and I am trying to figure out why when I put www.tribalvisiondance.com in the search engine this blog doesn't just pop up. why does it go to specific entries and old ones at that? grrr i wish I paid more attention in class.