myUNB News
News for Faculty and Staff

Stories of MAW: work-in-progress by Samaqani Cocahq-Natalie Sappier

Author: Lori Quick

Posted on Nov 22, 2019

Category: News and Notices

The UNB Art Centre invites you to the final public viewing of Stories of MAW:  The One Time Maw was Born from Tall Tree Woman, a work-in-progress by Wolastaqiyik Indigenous Artist Samaqani Cocahq’s (Natalie Sappier), in Memorial Hall’s auditorium on Thursday, Dec. 5 at 6 p.m.  This performance is in collaboration with Possesom Paul and Dawson Sacobie.

The first presentation of Stories of MAW at Memorial Hall in early November received a standing ovation from an enthusiastic full house. Samaqani Cocahq then took Stories of MAW to Native Earth Performing Arts Weesageechak Festival in Toronto to continue its development with a range of respected indigenous mentors and theatre professionals. Now in its 37th year, Native Earth Performing Arts is Canada’s oldest professional Indigenous theatre company. Dedicated to creating, developing and producing professional artistic expressions of the Indigenous experience in Canada, they encourage the work of artists like Samaqani Cocahq.

Stories of MAW is a compilation of stories inspired by family, community and ancestral landscapes. Stories of MAW is a two-spirit being who travels in different times, entering different bodies and different landscapes unknowingly on a quest for understanding community history, upbringing and the magic of land connection.

The UNB Art Centre gratefully acknowledges the support of artsnb to assist with the residency of Samaqani Cocahq (Natalie Sappier) and the production of her new work.

The UNB Art Centre is located at Memorial Hall and its galleries are open from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. weekdays and for special events.  Because of special programming this fall, we will resume Thursday evenings in 2020.  Admission is free to members of the public. Everyone welcome!

 

Category: News and Notices

Article Contact Information

Contact: Lori Quick

Email Address: lquick@unb.ca