Dances of the T̕seka – T’sasala Cultural Group

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  • During the months of July and August, you have the opportunity to experience the various dances of the T̕seka performed by the T’sasala Cultural Group. You will see the next generation of Kwakwa̱k̕a̱’wakw sharing our culture to educate the world about our ancient songs, dances, teachings and values. These teachings are still being passed on today to the children of T’sasała.

    You will witness the dances of the T̕seka, our red cedar bark ceremony. You will see the traditional dances that connect us to the land, sky, and sea. The T̕seka will be followed by the T̕ła’sala ceremony – peace dances then finally the A̱mlala or fun dances were you will get a chance to join in.

    This will all be shared in the ‘Na̱mg̱is gukwdzi (big house.) The Big House has a dirt floor that connects the dancers with mother Earth and a fire in the center of the house.

     

    Hours:

    • Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday during July & August
    • Doors open at 1:00pm and the performance starts at 1:15pm

    Admission Costs:

    • Adults: $20.00
    • Children 12 & under: $10.00
    • Children under 3 are FREE

    You can pay cash at the door or pay by debit or credit at Culture Shock Interactive Gallery or the U’mista Cultural Centre.

    Private bookings are available. For more information, please contact us.

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