Metis Jigging Workshop with Yvonne Chartrand

Metis Jigging Workshop with Yvonne Chartrand

Sunday, February 14th, 2016

11:00 am -12:30 pm

Location: School of Contemporary Dancers

104- 211 Bannatyne Avenue

Workshop Fee $10  


Yvonne Chartrand is a choreographer and dancer as well as a national award-winning master Métis jigger. Her Michif (Métis) ancestors comes from St. Laurent, Manitoba. She is the Artistic Director of V’ni Dansi, whose name translates as “Come and Dance” in Michif. Traditional and contemporary styles of Métis dance are performed under the name the Louis Riel Métis Dancers and Indigenous contemporary dance works as V’ni Dansi.  As a choreographer she has conceptualized and co-choreographed company group works A Poet and Prophet, Gabriel‘s Crossing, and The Crossing. Her first full-length dance-theatre work, Cooking It Up Métis has toured throughout BC. Her solo works include MargueriteStories from St. Laurent, and she is presently creating Eagle Spirit. Recently performed is her commissioned solo Sara Riel: The Long Journey created by Robin Poitras and Edward Poitras. Yvonne was awarded a 2011 Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award from the Canada Council for the Arts.

Space is limited. Please contact Vanessa at or 204-452-0229 to reserve your spot.


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