Salmon Girl

Starts: Apr. 06, 2019 11:00 AM | Ends: Apr. 14, 2019 3:00 PM

A Raven Spirit Dance production
Created by Michelle Olson and Quelemia Sparrow
Written and Directed by Quelemia Sparrow
Choreographed by Michelle Olson

April 6-14, 2019
at the Waterfront 1412 Cartwright Street on Granville Island

Running Time: 60 minutes.

Recommended for ages 5+

A young girl makes some extraordinary friendships when she dives into a magical adventure where the delicate balance of nature could change her life forever. Theatre, dance, music and puppetry create a stunning experience that shares a First Nations perspective on the importance of salmon in the natural world.

Margie has never given much thought about the river or the living creatures within it until she falls into the water and becomes a salmon. But fins and a tail are not the only changes that Margie undergoes; when she makes friends with a young salmon and a couple of other lively characters, Margie begins to realize that the river is an important life-force for everyone. The young girl joins her new friends on an exciting journey that brings her closer to her Indigenous ancestors, the Salmon People, and the wisdom of old. This beautiful dance-drama encourages audiences to consider their own relationship to the world around them.

The production elements of Salmon Girl were all brought together with great care, making complex themes simple and accessible for the intended audiences.

-Margaret Grenier – Executive & Artistic Director-Dancers of Damelahamid

Public Performance Schedule:
Saturday April 6th: 11am and 2pm
Sunday April 7th: 11am and 2pm
Saturday April 13th: 11am and 2pm
Sunday April 14th: 11am and 2pm

Salmon Girl invites us to tap into the traditional wisdom of the salmon with the innocence and playfulness of a child’s heart and mind. -Martine Kleissen- Event Coordinator



What to Expect: Shadow puppetry, dancing, and projections

Relaxed Performances: Relaxed or Sensory-Friendly Performances are specially crafted for people who may benefit from a more relaxed theatre environment, including children with autism or sensory and communication challenges.  

Carousel Theatre for Young People creates and performs on the beautiful unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tseil-Waututh peoples.