Come Together – Closing Event!

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An intimate evening to close the Festival.

Hosted by Danielle Kayahara

Join FemFest Artist-in-Residence Chantal Bilodeau and local community artists as they share their stories, art, music, and dance.

Live at the Dalnavert Museum* or via livestream.

Join us for this unique, outdoor, socially distanced performance at 61 Carlton Street. Bring your own lawn chair. Free take home blankets will be provided. If you are coming in person please review our Health and Safety Protocols.

You can also choose to watch from the comfort of your own home through the livestream. Simply tune in to our  YouTube Channel just before show time. 

A performance by Buffalo Gals Drum Group
A reading by the Launchpad of a piece by Artist-in-Residence Chantal Bilodeau
A performance by piper Norah Eldridge
The Game – Telling a Story Through Dance – Manohar Performing Arts of Canada Inc.
‘Gema’ and ‘Musas’ – Brazilian Vibe
‘Le Yuha’ – Kind Hart Women Singers
Songs from Hiatus – Johsa


*With the virtual nature of some of our shows, Sarasvàti Productions wants to encourage folks to acknowledge and reflect on the traditional land on which you’re watching. If you’re in Winnipeg, you’re watching on Treaty 1 Territory: the traditional land of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation.

Some components of FemFest 2020 will be taking place at the Dalnavert Museum in downtown Winnipeg. This museum, which was built in 1895, is a fine example of Queen Anne Revival Architecture. It’s also an artifact from our colonial history and a reminder of the harms inflicted upon Indigenous Peoples that continue to this day. The house once belonged to Hugh John Macdonald, who was John A. Macdonald’s son. It’s important to note and remember that John A. Macdonald perpetrated genocide against the Metis and other Indigenous nations on the very land the house stands on.

We want to thank the staff at the Dalnavert for acknowledging this history and allowing artists to create art and join together as a community.

Whether you’re watching FemFest 2020: Engaging Community virtually or in-person, we hope you take the time to reflect on your relationship to this land, learn about the effects of colonization, and actively work in the spirit of reconciliation.

Additional information


Saturday, Sept 26 – 8:30pm, Livestream Saturday, Sept 26 – 8:30pm


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Guest Artist – Chantal Bilodeau

Chantal Bilodeau is a Montreal-born, New York-based playwright and translator, whose work focuses on the intersection of science, policy, art, and climate change. She will be serving as the FemFest 2020 Artist-in-Residence, hosting workshops, leading a community forum and working with the Launchpad Program.