• Audio Performance

The Seventh Fire

Showing on Jan 25-Feb 5

Playing at Lobe Studio

Woodland style painting by Niiwin Binesi of two stylized figures outlined in black facing each other. They have red skin with bodies composed of yellow, blue, and pink outlined shapes. A black line connects their mouths. Above is a blue moon and owl. The background has red dots and a red border.

Delinquent Theatre / Full Circle First Nations Performance / PuSh Festival, In association with Neworld Theatre (Unceded Coast Salish Territories • MST)

You are invited to connect to the medicine that lives within you with The Seventh Fire, an immersive audio performance inspired by ceremony. Drawing from Anishinaabe stories and oral traditions, artist Lisa Cooke Ravensbergen invokes sound and story as the somatic link to ancestral realms.

The audience enters Lobe Studio, free to stand, sit, lie down or move around according to their ability. As The Seventh Fire commences, the studio’s 4D Sound System envelops all, serving as a portal to dreams and the story of sisters Daanis and Nimise and their grandmother Nokomis.

Cooke Ravensbergen’s creation blurs time and space, bringing emotional and ancestral connection into being through deep collaboration with sound designer Mishelle Cuttler and a matriarchal creative team. The Seventh Fire takes place in past, present and future, above and below the earth. It is the realm of the spirit, where a better future can be co-conceived.

Produced by Delinquent Theatre, co-production with PuSh International Performing Arts Festival and Full Circle First Nations Performance, in association with Neworld Theatre. Funding from Canada Council for the Arts, BC Arts Council, the City of Vancouver and Vancity.

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Artist Bio

Lisa Cooke Ravensbergen

Mother, multihyphenate artist and scholar Lisa Cooke Ravensbergen is of mixed Ojibwe/Swampy Cree and English/Irish ancestry. Her work spans the realms of theatre, curation and teaching, and is rooted in Indigenous protocol and anti-colonial methodologies. Ravensbergen is an Associate Artist with Full Circle: First Nations Performance, Playwright-in-Residence at Delinquent Theatre and founder of the Maada’oonidiwag Canadian Anti-Racist Theatre Exchange.


Lobe Studio

713 East Hastings Street, Vancouver BC, V6A 1R3


  • January 25: 6:00; 8:00
  • January 26: 6:00; 8:00
  • January 27: 6:00; 8:00
  • January 28: 2:00; 4:00; 6:00; 8:00
  • January 29: 2:00; 4:00; 6:00; 8:00
  • January 30: 8:00
  • February 1: 6:00; 8:00
  • February 2: 4:00; 6:00; 8:00
  • February 3: 4:00; 6:00; 8:00
  • February 4: 12:00; 2:00; 4:00; 6:00; 8:00
  • February 5: 2:00; 4:00; 6:00; 8:00

Runtime: 80 mins, no intermission

Content Advisory

Smudge ceremony produces scents and smoke


Single Tickets: $34
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Low vision friendly (please see note below for guide dog users).

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Extra live (always relaxed)

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To enter the space there are two steps, to access the washrooms you need to go down and up three steps.

This performance is extra live (always relaxed), instead of a visual story, the artists have created  a video of what the experience is like.

All participants are asked to remove their shoes before entering the space.

People are invited to sit or lie on cushions and some chairs are available as well. Everyone is invited to move as they need to be comfortable.

Due to the intensity of the sound, it is not recommended to bring a guide dog into the space, we can provide a companion to stay with your guide dog in the lobby just outside the room.


CREATED by Lisa Cooke Ravensbergen, in collaboration with SOUND DESIGNER Mishelle Cuttler, ASSOCIATE SOUND DESIGNER AND TECHNICAL DIRECTOR Debbie Courchene, COLLABORATING DRAMATURG Laura McLean, and COLLABORATING DRAMATURG Christine Quintana, with VOCAL PERFORMANCES by Margo Kane, Tasha Faye Evans, and Lisa Cooke Ravensbergen ADDITIONAL VOCALS by Renae Morriseau and Kaitlyn Yott