Created by: Alyssa Martin and Brayden Cairns
Performed by: Brayden Cairns
Music by: Austin Anonsen and Alyssa Martin
sixty seven moo(n)s was created and recorded on the Traditional Territories of the Mississauga and Anishinabek Nations near Madoc, Ontario. We have been brief visitors to this specific area of the land over the course of this summer, and have grown a deep appreciation for its beauty and breadth. We’re extraordinarily grateful to have had the opportunity to work and play here and we thank all the generations of people who have taken care of this land for thousands of years.
As we continue to learn about how to contribute as better, less violent, more aware individuals, we’re trying to dismantle the structures that many of our settler ancestors have installed while we practice our work in an anti-colonial, more compassionate manner. In our dance-specific realm, this includes examining the ways in which eurocentric traditions have seeped into our working methods, acknowledging the ways in which these traditions may make certain individuals feel excluded and making shifts necessary to provide a safe environment for anyone who engages with our work.
We honour the original caretakers of this land and we honour the many Indigenous people who live across Turtle Island today. We will work together and continue along our lifelong journeys to do our part to better preserve the land in conjunction with our communities.
We offer that if you haven’t already, you might look into the Indigenous Arts Collective of Canada, an organization that is working with many artists to preserve endangered Indigenous Culture. Many of these artists live in the region we travelled to while we made this film.