Josh Languedoc | Rocko and Nakota: Tales From the Land

Saturday, January 12 @ 3:45 pm Big Bear Yurt Stage    Sunday, January 13 @ 3:45 pm Big Bear Yurt Stage

Saturday, January 12 @ 3:45 pm
Big Bear Yurt Stage

Sunday, January 13 @ 3:45 pm
Big Bear Yurt Stage

Nakota is a young boy in Grade 6 trying to write a story for a school contest. However, this proves difficult when he becomes very sick in the hospital. While trying to write his story and master his own fear for his health, he has a visitor. After many years of not visiting, Rocko, his very old and very wily grandpa, arrives with an arsenal of stories. Playing both characters and several secondary characters, Josh weaves a complex dynamic between young and old generations while examining contemporary contexts of stories, fear, and growth.

Playwright/Performer/Creator: Josh Languedoc

Josh Languedoc is a mixture of Anishinaabe from Saugeen First Nation, Hunkpapa from Wood Mountain Reserve, Irish and British. He is a playwright, storyteller, performer, and director living as a guest on Treaty 6 Territory.

Languedoc has been the Playwright in Residence at Workshop West Playwrights Theatre and works as a writer, educator, and performer in Edmonton, AB. He has also worked with Native Earth Performing Arts, Concrete Theatre, Thou Art Here Theatre, Grindstone Theatre, and Walterdale Theatre.

Lakota Tootoosis

Saturday, January 12 @ 12:00 pm Big Bear Yurt Stage    Saturday, January 12 @ 2:15 pm New Moon Pavilion    Sunday, January 13 @ 12:00 pm Big Bear Yurt Stage

Saturday, January 12 @ 12:00 pm
Big Bear Yurt Stage

Saturday, January 12 @ 2:15 pm
New Moon Pavilion

Sunday, January 13 @ 12:00 pm
Big Bear Yurt Stage

Lakota Tootoosis is plains Cree from the Poundmaker Cree nation. Tootoosis has been hoop dancing for nine years; he’s performed in Taiwan, Alaska and travels extensively throughout North America entertaining audiences at various venues. The hoop dance is a formation storytelling dance, you will see formations like the butterfly, eagle and the world to name a few. You can use your imagination to see a variety of images transform throughout his performance.

Brianna Lizotte

Saturday, January 12 @ 12:45 pm Big Bear Yurt Stage    Sunday, January 13 @ 12:45 pm Big Bear Yurt Stage

Saturday, January 12 @ 12:45 pm
Big Bear Yurt Stage

Sunday, January 13 @ 12:45 pm
Big Bear Yurt Stage

Brianna Lizotte’s passion to share her love of Metis music has her performing, teaching and volunteering at many cultural and fiddle events. In 2016, Lizotte received the Rising Star Award from The Alberta Men and Women of Country Music. In March 2018, had released her first CD entitled Scratch ‘Em.

This young musician is most excited for her current role as a teaching artist with the Music Alive Program. This allows her to work with young children and sharing her love of her fiddle music and her family history.

She is an artist, a teacher, and community leader, and is deeply proud of her Metis heritage. Her love for music inspires her to pursue a degree in music in her post secondary career. She currently lives in Sylvan Lake and is attending Red Deer College.