Iwouskea et Tawiskaron
Perched in the theatre, like the archaic matrix of Native and nomadic culture, is a tent inviting the audience to enter a different world, to witness the unfolding of an act of theatre that adopts from wampum ceremonies the rites of purification and blood atonement.
The Huron-Iroquois myth of the creation of the world forms the background within which the actors, of both Native and non-Native origins, reconvene their ancestors to try to clarify their personal mythologies in light of a history of intermarriage and dispossession. The archetype of twin brothers who are enemies, born of a woman fallen from heaven who gives birth in mud, pain and death, highlights the subcon.
WRITTEN COLLECTIVELY AND DIRECTED BY YVES SIOUI DURAND CREATED BY ONDINNOK IN ASSOCIATION WITH TERRES EN VUES