Occurs on Saturday October 20 2018

Approximate running time: 1 hour and 30 minutes


The Capitol Theatre
421 Victoria Street
Nelson BC V1L 5R2

Performance Notes


Full Season package of all 12 shows = 20% discount Half Season package of 6 shows = 10% discount

Regular: $30 Half Season (6+ shows): $27 Full Season (All 12): $24

Offering a contemporary take on traditional forms and designs, Flicker is an odyssey in movement.

The Dancers of the Damelahamid are back on the Capitol Stage with their new piece Flicker. Portrayed through Coastal masked dance, this is an innovative multi-media dance piece that combines graphic design with vividly rich imagery that represents the mystical realm.

Just as light shimmers, Flicker represents the moments through which one can cross space and time, as the masked dancers journey in and out of the spirit world of their ancestors. The flicker, as embodied in the main character in this piece, represents our duality. This dichotomy illustrates how we access our true self - one’s self without limitations. The journey is a learning process by which one acquires the ability to attain their ancestral gifts and strengthens their capacity to create change. It is through continual and diligent practice that Indigenous dance endures as non-static and relevant to current innovation, influence, and insights.

Dancers of Damelahamid is an Indigenous dance company based in British Columbia. For several decades, the company has taken a present-day approach to traditional repertoire, developing a contemporary choreographic practice that honours its First Nations roots and preserves this sung and danced heritage for future generations. Flicker (as in “woodpecker”) is a multimedia dance work by Margaret Grenier.

Visit Dancers of Damelahamid website here

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