Consciousness of Streams: Moon Festival Finale Performance
In-personDance Interdisciplinary Music Nature & outdoors Performance
Date and time
Renfrew Community Park
2929 East 22nd Avenue
Directions: There are three entry points into the area: Entry 1 – is down a set of stairs on the west side of the Renfrew Park Community Centre. Entry 2 – is through the Renfrew Community Park field and is wheelchair accessible – you can access it from Nootka St at E 20th Ave. Entry 3 – is from the parking lot on Renfrew St at E 21st Ave, there is a set of stairs. Bus numbers #16 and #25 will take you 1 minute away from entrance points. Parking is limited.
Free, and accepts optional pay-what-you-may donations for admission.
Offered in English, Squamish, and Skwxwú7mesh sníchim.
The Renfrew Community Park has a wheelchair accessible dirt path leading down to the forest area; use of Renfrew Community Centre washrooms requires stairs unless assisted by a volunteer. Please inquire if you have concerns of any kind.
"The moon pulls water into tidal forces, rocking the edges of the world like a cradle. Its glow, reflected on gushing streams, quiet ponds, small puddles and dew drops, dances. Together, let's be moved by these streams of light."
At sunset on the last day of the Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival, join us for this special finale performance led by artist Isabelle Kirouac and featuring the Elektra Womens Choir performing excerpts from Snewíyalh tl'a Staḵw (Teachings of the Water) music by Metis Composer T. Patrick Carrabré, Squamish words contributed by Rebecca Duncan
Consciousness of Streams is a three-year project that follows the Lost Streams buried under the streets of the Renfrew-Collingwood neighbourhood with a procession of artists, musicians, and community performers both young and old. For our second year, we will be exploring the theme of Moon Streams - the moon and the water. Come follow along with us and experience this multidisciplinary performance.
The work involves interwoven artist-community collaboration and integrates Still Moon’s projects. To develop the work, community participants attended a series of skill-building workshops, including stilt walking and movement, to connect and celebrate a rich collective identity.
Consciousness of Streams is a multi-movement performance, leading attendees to various locations within the park. We invite you to join us at any point during the performance or move alongside the performers from start to finish.
Opening by Rebecca Duncan
Scene 1: Renfrew Community Park - Streamside
Surrounded by lanterns, follow us into the ravine as the Elektra Women’s Choir sings The Natural World accompanied by the soothing sounds of Still Creek.
Scene 2: Renfrew Community Park - Bridge
Upon the bridge over Still Creek, Isabelle and Nayana Fieldkov perform a duet in the ravine along with a live performance by Isaac Rosen-Purcell. Stilt performers mark the end of the movement, transitioning to the next scene.
Scene 3: Renfrew Community Park - Wading Pool
Watch as Renfrew Community Park’s wading pool Is transformed into an ethereal performance space, illuminated by lanterns. Community movement performers will perform in the water with lanterns by Yoko Tomita and accompaniment from Elektra Women’s Choir.
Scene 4-6: Renfrew Community Park - Field
Experience paper marbling live with Uroš Šanjević’s performance, projected onto a transformed goalpost installation on the grass fields of the park. As you walk through the installation, you will be greeted by our children’s performance as they play with the installation and bring joy upon waves of blue textiles. For the grand finale of Consciousness of Streams, our community stilt walkers will perform with Isaac's music and Elektra Women’s Choir.
At the end of the evening, folks have an opportunity to connect and reflect over a cup of hot chocolate.
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Still Moon Arts
Still Moon Arts Society inspires vibrant and connected communities by creating artistic experiences and nurturing a passion for nature. Our belief in the power of artistic experiences to move and engage people guides us as we bring together art, environment, and community in East Vancouver, with specific focus on the Renfrew-Collingwood neighbourhood and Still Creek watershed. For twenty-one year, Still Moon has hosted the annual Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival. A fusion of art, nature, and community, this month-long festival celebrates the Harvest Moon, Autumn Equinox, Still Creek, local art, and the diverse cultural traditions of the Renfrew-Collingwood neighbourhood. www.stillmoonarts.ca/moon-festival