Young People's Theatre Presents Indigenous Dance-Drama Salmon Girl

Young People's Theatre Presents Indigenous Dance-Drama Salmon Girl

Young People's Theatre (YPT) is thrilled to present Salmon Girl, a beautiful story about our relationship to the natural world told through theatre, dance, music and puppetry. This visually stunning work offers an Indigenous view of how we share the world with all living things. It will be presented on the Mainstage May 1 to 12.

As far as Margie is concerned, she is the best fisher in her family. Then one day she slips on the rocks and tumbles into the water. But instead of drowning, she sprouts fins and a tail and discovers she can breathe! Margie's perspective changes as she learns, from animals and elders, of her Indigenous forbearers, the Salmon People. This beautiful dance-drama encourages you to consider your own relationship to the world around you.

Choreographer Michelle Olson from the Tr'ondek Hwech'in First Nation and playwright Quelemia Sparrow from the Musquem First Nation bring together their cultural perspectives and stories to create a piece that is both meaningful and delightful to all audiences.

Directed by Quelemia Sparrow and choreographed by Michelle Olson. The Creative Team includes: Set Designer Shizuka Kai; Costume Designer Jessica Oostergo; Lighting Designer Brad Trenaman; Sound Designer Kate De Lorme.

Created by Michelle Olson and Quelemia Sparrow
Written and Directed by Quelemia Sparrow
Produced by Raven Spirit Dance
ON THE MAINSTAGE MAY 1-12, 2018 | RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 5 to 10 | Runs. approx 55 minutes
Opening: Thursday, May 3 at 7PM | Media Opening: Thursday, May 3 at 1PM
Performances: May 1, 2, 8, 9 & 10 at 10:15AM & 1PM | May 3 & 7 at 1PM | May 4 & 11 at 10:15AM | May 6 & 12 at 2PM
Relaxed Performances: Sun. May 6 at 2PM | Mon. May 7 at 1PM
Full performance schedule available online at
Salmon Girl Family Workshop: Sun. May 6, 1PM-2PM
Young People's Theatre | 165 Front Street East, Toronto
Tickets: $10-$34 ea, HST & service charges extra
Online: | Prices subject to change without notice.
Box Office: 416.862.2222 x2 | For more information visit

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