Being Salmon Being Human: The Performance on Tour
BEING SALMON, BEING HUMAN is a unique storytelling performance from Norway combining traditional tales, original music, and contemporary philosophy.
Dates & Locations:
Lecture from Martin Lee Mueller:
Thursday, January 30th 7-9 PM @ Nozhem: First Peoples Performance Space, Trent University
Friday, January 31st 7-9 PM @ Nozhem: First Peoples Performance Space, Trent University
Performance and Panel:
Saturday, February 1st 2-4 PM @ The Mount Community Centre
Tickets: please register to save your seat. This is a donation-based event. Welcoming cash donations at the door. Suggested $20 or PWYC
Pre-perfomance: "She sang them home" – a poem by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson
Performed by students in the course Storying the Land, Indigenous Performance Program, Chanie Wenjack School for Indigenous Studies, Trent University.
Duration: 15 min.
Being Salmon, Being Salmon – The Performance:
Inspired by Martin Lee Mueller’s award-winning book by the same name, and drawing on salmon stories from Sami and First Nations peoples of Scandinavia and North America, the performance takes us on a journey through the extraordinary lives of wild salmon – sentient beings who are born in rivers, traverse the oceans, and return towards the end of their lives to their birth rivers to spawn and gift forward more life. The performance explores what becomes of this awe-inspiring creature and her journey in the face of an expansive, profit-driven feedlot industry.
Converting wild salmon into a commodity is a global fairytale that strips us of ancient and ancestral relations with the gift-giving earth. Weaving storytelling, traditional and contemporary music, this performance activates our senses, asks for a critical restoration and re-storying of what it means to be a human living within a larger body.
Language: English | Duration: 50 min | Age: 14+
Performed by: Martin Lee Mueller ~ Philosopher and storyteller, Torgeir Vassvik ~ Musician and composer, Elisha MacMillan ~ Canadian storyteller.
Created by: philosopher Martin Lee Mueller, renowned Sami Joiker and composer Torgeir Vassvik, Norwegian-British storyteller Georgiana Keable, and Norwegian storyteller Tiril Bryn.
Produced by: Fortellerhuset
Co-organised by: Paul Baines (Blue Communities CSJ), Julie Cosgrove (Kawartha World Issues Centre), Joeann Argue & Lee Bolton (Nozhem Theatre, Trent University), Joelle Rondeau (Trent Indigenous Studies PhD Program), and Justina Brazaite (Fortellerhuset).
Communications support: Czarina Garcia.
Tour supported by Performing Arts Hub Norway.
Being Salmon, Being Human on Facebook -> here.