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Being Salmon, Being Human: The Performance and Panel Discussion

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George Ignatieff Theatre

15 Devonshire Place

Toronto, ON M5S 2C8

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Storytelling performance offering surprising and evocative insights into the vital relationship between humans and the larger living world.

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BEING SALMON, BEING HUMAN is a unique storytelling performance from Norway combining traditional tales, original music, and contemporary philosophy.

The performance will be followed by a panel discussion to localize the themes. Refreshments will be served.

When: Tuesday January 28th, 7-9pm

Doors open at 6:30, tickets held till 6:45 - show at 7pm

Where: George Ignatieff Theatre, Larkin Building, Trinity College, 15 Devonshire Place, Toronto, Canada

Tickets: please register to save your seat. This is a donation-based event. Welcoming cash donations at the door or online donations while you make your seat reservation. Suggested $20 or PWYC

Being Salmon, Being Salmon – The Performance:

Inspired by Martin Lee Mueller’s award-winning book by the same name, and drawing on salmon stories from Sami and First Nations peoples of Scandinavia and North America, the performance takes us on a journey through the extraordinary lives of wild salmon – sentient beings who are born in rivers, traverse the oceans, and return towards the end of their lives to their birth rivers to spawn and gift forward more life. The performance explores what becomes of this awe-inspiring creature and her journey in the face of an expansive, profit-driven feedlot industry.

Converting wild salmon into a commodity is a global fairytale that strips us of ancient and ancestral relations with the gift-giving earth. Weaving storytelling, traditional and contemporary music, this performance activates our senses, asks for a critical restoration and re-storying of what it means to be a human living within a larger body.

Language: English | Duration of the performance: 50 min | Age: 14+

Performed by: Martin Lee Mueller ~ Philosopher and storyteller, Torgeir Vassvik ~ Musician and composer, Elisha MacMillan ~ Canadian storyteller.

Created by: philosopher Martin Lee Mueller, renowned circumpolar Sámi soundpoet and composer Torgeir Vassvik, Norwegian-British storyteller Georgiana Keable, and Norwegian storyteller Tiril Bryn.

Produced by: Fortellerhuset

Panel discussion led by Alan Colley

To follow, founder of Toronto Aboriginal Eco Tours, Alan Colley will mediate a discussion on Indigenous knowledge and the local relationship to land, water and environment, making connections to teachings and themes found throughout the performance.

Refreshments will be provided, including cedar tea and smoked trout cream cheese, courtesy of Alan.

Tour supported by Performing Arts Hub Norway, Great Lakes Commons, Water Allies.

To see and share the Being Salmon, Being Human tour travelling to Lindsay, Peterborough, Cobourg, and Montreal, see our Facebook page with all the details: here.

To learn more about the tour, visit our website: https://www.beingsalmonbeinghuman.com/

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