Beading on the Land

Théâtre Cercle Molière

340 Boulevard Provencher

Winnipeg, MB

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Sculpture & installation


Visual arts


Large-scale lantern beadwork project. This experiment tries to take something small and intricate like Metis beadwork and blow it up to a larger-than-life version. Instead of decorating clothing, these "beads" decorate the land. The lanterns are made so that you can see the structure of the "bead", the skin, and bones so to speak, if you get close up. Stand a way back and folks can expect to see colourful lantern beads "sewn", floating magically, into their places to create a large-scale flower. Artist Bio: Charlene Van Buekenhout is a Métis / Belgian / Canadian theatre artist living and working on Treaty 1. She is the Artistic Producer of Echo Theatre, programs stuff for Dalnavert Museum, is an actor, and mom to Phoebe. She participated in the 2018 New England Puppet Intensive where she learned to make lantern puppets , has performed ghost stories and more with her Crankie box, is currently creating some theatre about her Métis self and has learned to jig. She participated in a Michif language revitalization project in 2021 and has been learning to speak southern Michif since May 2020. Her play Minoosh Doo- Kapeeshiw (a partnership with Indigenous Languages Manitoba) was part of the virtual kids fringe of 2021. Health guidelines: Please wear a mask and practice physical distancing on your self-guided visit.

Fri 24 Sep
8:00 PM →
Sat 25 Sep
→ 12:00 AM

Théâtre Cercle Molière

This event is free.

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Théâtre Cercle Molière

Founded in 1925, it is the oldest theatre company in Canada. It has always been and remains a driving force in the cultural life of French-speaking Manitoba. Le Cercle Molière began by performing the French classic repertoire. Then in the 1950s, plays from Quebec and across Canada were staged, and for the last forty years, the emphasis has been on new Manitoba works. Important demographic changes within communities, the changing face of the Francophone and the Francophone Métis communities have become major points of reference for this company as it continually seeks renewal and relevance.

This event is part of a hub:

Nuit Blanche Winnipeg 2021

Nuit Blanche Winnipeg - Produced by Culture Days Manitoba Winnipeg, MB

Nuit Blanche Winnipeg is a free nighttime exploration and celebration of contemporary art where artists, galleries, cultural organizations and independent curators create and host their own events around the city. These events are FREE to t...


340 Boulevard Provencher

Winnipeg, MB

This installation can be viewed in a physically-distanced way outside the building on September 24th.

Event Contact

Anna-Laure Koop


English, French


This event is wheelchair accessible.