Dress in red to remember and to celebrate our resilience and strength, as well as to honour the missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, LGBTQ+ and Two-Spirit members of our communities.
Vancouver Indigenous Fashion Week Returns After Pandemic Hiatus
VIFW showcases the power, beauty and evolution of authentic Indigenous art and design. Founded in 2017 by Joleen Mitton, VIFW brings global recognition to Indigenous fashion designers and artisans while providing talent development to Indigenous youth through mentorship, safe business practices, cultural appreciation, fashion shows, arts and cultural events. VIFW seeks to facilitate reconciliation and deeper understanding between Canada’s Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities through fashion and community.
Current/Dance Community Aeriosa and Butterflies in Spirit at Roundhouse Community Centre
Butterflies in Spirit "Skyworld" Choreography by Billie Jeanne Sinclair Dancers Billie Jeanne Sinclair, Lisa Monchalin Photo by Chris Randle
During our fall partnership with the Roundhouse Arts and Recreation Centre, Aeriosa mounted a studio showing of Julia Taffe's 'Flight School' choreography, and launched our new "Intermediate Vertical Dance" community class series.
This Roundhouse partnership also allowed Aeriosa Artists-in-Residence Butterflies in Spirit (BIS) to participate in vertical dance coaching sessions with Aeriosa artists Julia Taffe and Julia Carr.
A German film crew is scheduled to accompany BIS for their final studio session on November 25. They are making a documentary that will help BIS with raising public awareness of their missing and murdered loved-ones and supporting MMIWG2S+ families.
Featured Friends in Flight
Nauzet Vegas Reyes in Tenerife, Spain
Nauzet Vegas Reyes, vertical dancer from Tenerife, Spain
Photo Credit: Chandra Krown
Chandra Krown has now created five short vertical dance films from two-hour spontaneous creative sessions, and premiered them in recent Aeriosa newsletters.
This month's presentation is a little different, as Chandra and her collaborator,Nauzet Vegas Reyes, were joined by a talented group of Spanish creators.
The video was shot on the wall of a dam on Tenerife, the largest Canary Island. Chandra and Nauzet remounted choreography they had co-created long ago, adding a new flamenco flair to the piece.
Photo credit: Javier Duran
Chandra and Nau met on Maui many years ago when Nau was working on the telescopes on the sacred slopes of Haleakalā Volcano. He had trained withMagalie Lanriot in Portugal, and he reached out to Chandra searching for local vertical dancers.
The Team (L-R above): Director/D.O.P/Camera Operator Joaquin Piñero w3lovecinema Dancer/Co-Choreographer/Editor Chandra Krown Dancer/Co-Choreographer Nauzet (Nau) Vegas Reyes Rigger/Safety Supervisor Roby Cano (an amazing climber who also makes beautiful cinema roby_canomarrero). Support Crew Eli Garcia & Aleksandra Wietrzniak (not pictured) Drone Operator Javier Duran javiduranfotografo. Mercedes MestreCostume Designer and Flamenco Consultant (not pictured) was a great help bringing the costume together.