Folk Festival

JULY 2021

In 2019, Tsatsu Stalqayu had the honor of singing and performing a play titled “Our Creation Story” at the Folk Music Festival in Vancouver, B.C.. We were the first Coast Salish group to perform at the festival that has been running for over 40 years on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish nations. 
In 2021, our welcoming display of song and dance, along with many other wonderful musical sets can be viewed on the Folk Music Festival’s website.

Siiye’yu (Friends and Relatives)

JULY 6th 2021

On a site joining past and the present – sən̓aʔqʷ  (settler name: Vanier Park) – Tsatsu Stalqayu (Coastal Wolfpack, a three generation family group) and Mortal Coil Performance continue their 12 year exploration of Coast Salish art and culture. Grand Acts of Great Hope unites Tsatsu Stalqayu’s traditional Salish performance with Mortal Coil’s European based outdoor site specific theatrical techniques in an event that includes a 12’ Salish elder, bears, whales, ladybugs, eagles, and a Thunderbird, among others. Song and dance, prayer and procession illuminate our grand act of building bridges towards each other while honouring the creatures on the lands we all share. 

A Grand Act set on sənaʔqʷ (Vanier Park)

Co-created by Tsatsu Stalqayu (Coastal Wolfpack) and Mortal Coil Performance

Core Creative Team and Directors:  Alec Dan, Peter Hall, Iona Paul 

Designers:  Barbara Clayden, Peter Hall, Elia Kirby, Iona Paul, Joseph Paul, Frank Rader

Production Credits

Tsatsu Stalqayu 

Iona Paul

Alec Dan

Joseph Paul

Amanda Kenoras-Paul

Shadae Johnson

Anastasia Paul

Kevin Seward

Boedaya Paul

Leonard Sylvester

Benjamin Paul

Madii Good

Katisha Paul

Demetrius Kenoras-Paul

Perseis Kenoras-Paul

Mackenzie Kenoras-Paul

Shalaya Kenoras-Paul

Cepheus Kenoras-Paul

Mikyla Rose Johnson

Ayanla Johnson

Arthur Seward

Khe’Sul Seward

Rayfield Seward

Alec Sylvester

Eleanor Sylvester

Zainah Paul

Nakoah Paul

Mortal Coil Performance

Artistic Director:  Peter Hall

General Manager:  Marietta Kozak Siiye’yu Company

Directors/Creators:  Alec Dan, Peter Hall, Iona Paul

Puppet and production element Designers:  Barbara Clayden, Peter Hall, Elia Kirby, Iona Paul, Joseph Paul, Frank Rader

All Regalia created, made and owned by Tsatsu Stalqayu

Performers and Puppeteers: Denise Galay, Dan Joeck, Talon Paul, Jim Preston, Sarah Redmond, Amira Routledge, Sean Sonier, Lenard Stanga, Tamara Unroe and Tsatsu Stalqayu

Production Manager:  David (DK) Kerr

Site Managers:  Ingrid Turk, Michelle (Jingo) Lewis   

Performer Coordinator:  Sharon Bayly

Administrative Assistants:  Katisha Paul, Anastasia Paul

FOH: Petrice Brett, Vanessa Violini

Film Crew 

Director:  Lois Anderson

DOP:  Cuyler Frink

Editor, Camera:  Candalario Andrade

Camera: Michaela Crook

Sound: Josh (JT) Taylor

Consultant: Gregory Coyes
Catering by Bigheart Bannock

Thanks and acknowledgements:

Great Northern Way Scene Shop

Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation

Capilano University Indigenous Digital Film Program

Doreen Manuel

Erinne Drake