AGE 16+ DUE TO MATURE THEMES AND CONTENT he Goddess Movement's spring dance and theatre production, "1855", tells the story of seven women in Montana in 1885, each with their own
AGE 16+ DUE TO MATURE THEMES AND CONTENT
he Goddess Movement’s spring dance and theatre production, “1855”, tells the story of seven women in Montana in 1885, each with their own story of oppression and freedom. Enjoy the colourful, playful, and meaningful story of life in small town, old west Montana.
This is not a traditional country-western show; be prepared for a wide range of music, dance styles, comedy, and emotions. Much research has gone into the show and the characters are all abased on real life people, and represents range of experiences often left out of stories of the old West – the social history of women, Indigenous people and people of colour.
We are committed to portraying the history of colonization and are committed to telling the truth as best we know it.
We are excited to welcome an Indigenous dancer as part of this years production and have worked with local Indigenous community members, including a sensitivity reader, to review the scrip and performance delivery. As part of our commitment to reconciliation, we will be supporting VYPER (Visionary Youth Peers for Equity and Revitalization) with proceed from the “1885” show.
VYPER is a powerful youth-led group that hosts weekly cultural nights in Abbotsford among other cultural events province wider. VYPER PowWow nights connect people to cultural dancing and the making of traditional regalia.
Showtimes: 6:00 pm and 9:00 pm
All Day (Saturday)
Abbotsford Arts Centre
2329 Crescent Way