BURY THE HATCHET
Approximate running time: 1 hour and 35 minutes
1291 Gladstone @ Fernwood
Victoria BC V8T 1G5
Spirit in the Fringes is a trans-conceptual space that presences Indigenous methodologies, protocols, and teachings in order to transform the western theater environment. This art intervention in the Belfry lobby asserts the right of Indigenous peoples to be seen on their own terms, to reflect their experiences and perspectives, and creates a portal for the audience to see into their worlds. In particular, the voices and knowledge of LGBTQ2S+, Indigiqueer, people of colour, and women are centered - voices that have been silenced, disappeared, and muted by settler colonialism, patriarchy, Christianity, and capitalism. By enacting ‘coming ashore’ protocols, the authority of the Lekwungen people, the ancestors and the living earth is made visible. Imbued with the spirit of what it means to ‘come to peace’, Spirit in the Fringes prepares you to fully engage in the performances you will witness. Welcome to our house as we center and celebrate the Spirit in the Fringes.
Coming ashore protocols will take place 1 hour before each performance begins (7pm Friday | 1pm / 7pm Saturday). Audience members are encouraged to arrive in time to witness.