This year, CanadaHub is partnering with Indigenous Contemporary Scene (ICS), which exists as a platform for the presentation of live arts by Indigenous artists.
Indigenous Contemporary Scene in Edinburgh, produced by Onishka Productions, will be a month long program of live-arts and conversations in August 2019 with programming at the International Festival, the Fringe, and the International Book Festival.
This year, CanadaHub is presenting three Indigenous Contemporary Scene shows: Deer Woman, Songs in the Key of Cree, and Kanata Cabaret Hour.
For more information visit indigenouscontemporaryscene.org
‘Tekwanònhweraton tsi ken'en Kanata nitisewenonh / Welcome to Kanata"
Before Canada, there was Kanata. The Haudenosaunee word for village, Kanata became Canada through the colonial process of dispossession of Indigenous lands, identity and language.
Conceived by Greg A. Hill, KanataClub raises awareness of the Indigenous origins of the lands now known as Canada and provides a revised visual identity for the country. Come and spend some time at KanataClub. A space that turns the tables on colonial history and entangles nationalisms, inserting a place for the Indigenous present and future.
Photo: Flag of Kanata with Kanata Parliament, Kanata Flag Day February 15, 2019, 2019. digital photograph, dimensions variable.
First coming to the Fringe with the huge hit Counting Sheep in 2016, then returning for a full programme of shows in 2017, CanadaHub returns to King’s Hall, in association with Summerhall.
Of our 2017 programme, Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story won a Herald Angel and Scotsman Fringe First, and was nominated for six Drama Desk Awards for its Off Broadway run in New York. Foreign Radical also won a Scotsman Fringe First, while Mouthpiece won The Stage Award for Performance and has been adapted into a motion picture.
In 2018, CanadaHub was rewarded a Herald Angel for its entire program. Our program included First Snow / Première neige (Scotsman Fringe First), Huff (shortlisted for the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award), Chase Scenes, Daughter, and Famous Puppet Death Scenes.
Our 2019 programme combines technology, audience interaction, Indigenous artists, thought provoking storytelling, and a call to action on climate change from some of Canada’s most celebrated artists.
Presented in association with Summerhall, CanadaHub is produced by Selfconscious Productions in partnership with the Canada Council for the Arts and in association with the High Commission of Canada in the United Kingdom and the Government of Canada.
Selfconscious Productions is an international production company that develops and produces work, books and manages tours and builds contexts for the presentation and representation of work nationally and internationally. We have a track record of success with building new and primarily international opportunities for Canadian work. Our focus is to find and work with exceptional Canadian performance makers, from across the country at all stages of their career, who we believe have the capacity to operate in world-class international contexts. These are uniquely Indigenous and Canadian voices who are pushing forms and dialogues forward and bringing them to a world stage.
Executive Artistic Producer: Michael Rubenfeld
Managing Producer: Clayton Lee
Marketing Consultant and Social Media Director: Derek Gilchrist
Technical Director: Andy George
Graphic Design: Magda Koralewska
Consulting Producer: Derrick Chua
PR: Storytelling PR
41a South Clerk Street, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Scotland EH8 9NZ, United Kingdom
Tuesday - Sunday: 11:30 - 23:00
Tickets for all shows can be bought either in advance through Summerhall or at the door.