La MaMa presents a dance-theatre piece that addresses issues of violence against women in indigenous communities. More…
Weaving together the real-life experiences of a multigenerational cast that includes Native actors from Canada, Spiderwoman Theater's collaborative piece seeks to celebrate the courage of indigenous women who have survived physical abuse. This unique show was developed in partnership with Loose Change Productions and Aanmitaagzi, an arts collective from Nipissing First Nation.
"'Material Witness' can be poetic. At other times, it’s rowdy and playful, displaying an enormous sense of energy, strength and good will. Yet its subject is dead serious...The stories in 'Material Witness' are disturbing, as the audience may expect, and the impression given is that men’s violence against women feels exactly the same, whether it’s perpetrated in a Westchester County suburb or on a Blackfoot or Rappahannock reservation. Maybe that’s the point." Full Review
See it if You are of the Native American community, or concerned about violence against women or sexism.
Don't see it if You don't particularly care about these issues. It is artistic and well done, not designed as general entertainment, but for its community
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