• 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.

Venue

Lobe Studio

713 East Hastings Street, Vancouver BC, V6A 1R3

Showtimes

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

Runtime: 80 mins, no intermission

Content Advisory

Smudge ceremony produces scents and smoke

Tickets

Single Tickets: $34
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Access

Low vision friendly

Extra live (always relaxed)

Credits

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