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2016 • AAPA initiates a two year partnership agreement with the Dreamspeakers Festival Society • 7th RUBABOO partnered for 2nd year with Flying Canoe with French/Aboriginal Fusion Night • CBC Canada Reads Panel on Birdie by Tracey Lindeberg • AAPA supports the Cree adaptation of MacBeth with Theatre Prospero and Akpik Theatre, • Christine received the Mayor's Award for Excellence in Artistic Leadership • AAPA/DFS produces the Dreamspeakers International Indigenous Film Festival at Metro Cinemas at the Garneau.
Brief History of AAPA
2015 • 6th RUBABOO partnered with Flying Canoe Festival (French), and 4 other events: Canoe Festival, Resilience Festival, Winter City Shake Up and the Fringe Series Presents o presented in association with Pyretic Productions the play Bears by Mathew Mackenzie(was nominated for 3 Sterling awards, received Outstanding Choreography for Ainsley Hilliard) o First and second Fusion events, a multi disciplinary art jam • FUSION at Channeling Connections Aboriginal Art Summit at the Shaw Conference Centre with EAC. • Produced the Soar Arts Project for youth with final performance of Crux at the Citadel's Shoctor Theatre for approximately 500 audience members • Canadian Folk Music Awards opening reception, provided Elder opening and performances. • Presented in association with Workshop West Playwright's Theatre, the play Café Daughter by Kenneth T. Williams, which was nominated for several Sterling Theatre Awards. 2014 • Supported the AB tour of Agokwe • Co presented Tanya Tagaq's Nanook of the North at WWT's Canoe Festival. • Truth & Reconciliation Legacy Project with 7 presentations in multiple venues and judged the TRC Talent Show • Emceed event at Edmonton Poetry Festival • Supported Old Earth Production’s A Must a Be AB Tour • AAPA Tipi and workshops at The Works • Presented Hoop Dancers at The Astral Harvest Fair • Presented the Soar Youth Program’s Blackness of White at the Citadel Theatre • Panelist for touring network at Prismatic Festival, Halifax • Co- produced MT7 2013 • Interned during creation residency of Making Treaty 7 (One Yellow Rabbit, Michael Green) at the Banff Centre • Perform during Edmonton Poetry Festival with Anna Marie Sewell • 5th RUBABOO: 2 Art Dialogues and Northwestern Touring Presenters’ Gathering • The Works Festival Tipi, and performers for Astral Harvest 2012 • Judged the Field Law Aboriginal Youth Art contest. • 4th RUBABOO at the Catalyst Theatre with new works o Awowakii by Sable Sweetgrass (Blackfoot, Blood Reserve) and o Dancing the World in Flux by Troy Emery Twigg. • Supported by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian we developed and did a 3-stop national tour of They Shoot Buffalo, Don’t They? in Vancouver (Dancing On The Edge), Banff (Summer Arts Festival) and Halifax (Prismatic). We joined the CanDance Network. • Presented a visual arts display tipi at The Works Art & Design Festival. • Presented the Dora Award-winning production Agokwe – Gay Love on the Rez by Waawaate Fobister. • At the 1000 Faces Festival we produced a new work TradCirq with Aboriginal hoop dancing and circus elements with Arik Pipestem and the National Stilt-Walkers Assn 2011 • They Shoot Buffalo, Don’t They? presented at the Expanse Movement Festival. with Blackfoot choreographer Troy Emery Twigg • 3rd RUBABOO at Catalyst Theatre, expanded to 11 days. ! Edmonton Arts Forum panel discussion, organized an Aboriginal Artists focus group. • Co-produced Ancient Voices: New Songs, a benefit concert for the Tunisia conference on Indigenous Languages. 2010 • The 2010 Cultural Olympiad Talking Stick Festival (Vancouver). • 2nd RUBABOO Festival, partnered with Dreamspeakers Film Festival. Workshop development of a new play; No Way Home by Telly James (Blackfoot, Siksika) • Medicine Wheel workshop at the Astral Harvest Fair. Emcees & stage-manages Kiyanaw showcase at the Capital Exhibition. • Presented Almighty Voice & His Wife by Daniel David Moses with WWT. Hosted the IPAA (Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance) AGM. 2009 • Workshop West Playwrights Theatre produced the first RUBABOO Festival, Christine and Ryan form Alberta Aboriginal Arts and take leadership of Rubaboo.