Good Women Dance Collective is proud to present the culmination of its FEATURE ARTIST PROGRAM with the debut of Jess McMann’s original work, all these things collide inside of me.
DATES & TIMES:
May 4 7:30pm (Opening reception).
May 5 7:30pm (ASL/Deaf-Interpreted, audio description & post-show
May 6 2:00pm
ABOUT JESS MACMANN
Jessica McMann is an Alberta -based Cree (Cowessess, SK), multi-disciplinary artist. She interweaves land, Indigenous identity, history, and language throughout her dance and music creation/performance practice. A classically trained flutist, she holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Calgary and an MFA in Contemporary Arts from Simon Fraser University. Her work fuses together traditional language and dance with her own contemporary experiences as an Indigenous woman and Two-Spirit person. She also is a champion powwow dancer and spends time travelling in the summer.
Her first album of Indigenous-Classical music “Incandescent Tales” (June 2021) won Global Music Awards as well as Classical Album of the year at the 2022 YYC Music Awards. She was nominated for Indigenous Arts of the year at the 2022 WCMA’s.
She is currently working on her second album slated to be released October 2023. Her musical, composition, and soundscapes focus on land based creation and ideas of connection, disconnection, and home.
Her compositions include The Realities We Have Made (2022, Cecilia Concerts) Muskwa’s Mountain Home (2021, Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra), Inni (2018, Coastal Jazz) and soundscapes including beguiling (the) land (2020, Project 686). Jessica has played and performed venues and festivals across Canada, as well as toured in Sweden, and with Laura Vinson in the Netherlands, and Belgium. “Too Good; That MAY Be”, an immersive soundscape performance was shown at the Urban Shaman Gallery in Winnipeg as part of “The 60’s Scoop; A Place Between” in 2017.
Jessica currently resides in Cochrane, Alberta, where she works for the City of Calgary as Curator of Indigenous Art. She is also co-founder and co-director Wild Mint Arts, an Indigenous arts company and is a Laureate of the Hnatyshyn Foundation REVEAL Indigenous Art Awards (2017).
CHOREOGRAPHER- Jess McMann
PERFORMERS – Deviani Andrea, Kadin Aumentado, Alison Kause, Alida Kendell,
Katharina Schier, Emily Solstice Tait.
ACCESSIBILITY – Crystal Wolfe (Deaf Interpreter), Gail Benin (ASL Interpreter), Robyn Lavender (ASL Interpreter), Jessy Ardern (Audio Description)
TECH – Galen Hite (Stage Manager), Jess McMann (Sound Design), Even Gilchrist (Set & Costume Designer),
Ainsley Hillyard (Lighting Design).