Astral Harvest Music & Arts Festival

Joy of Jigging

An introduction to Métis dance: participants will learn the basic steps & fancy steps of Métis jigging.Taking a lighthearted approach to sharing Métis inspired movement, participants should expect an upbeat, joyful approach to the sharing of Métis cultural traditions and contemporary Indigenous practices. All are welcome. All levels.
An introduction to Métis dance: participants will learn the basic steps & fancy steps of Métis jigging.Taking a lighthearted approach to sharing Métis inspired movement, participants should expect an upbeat, joyful approach to the sharing of Métis cultural traditions and contemporary Indigenous practices. All are welcome. All levels.

Jeanette Kotowich is Vancouver based professional dance artist and choreographer of Cree Métis and European decent. Honouring her mixed heritage, Jeanette is originally from Treaty 4 territory in Saskatchewan. As a source of inspiration and reference point in her work, Jeanette is passionate about investigating a blend of contemporary and Indigenous practices. She holds her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Simon Fraser University, BC. Jeanette has been stewarding Métis dance and cultural practices since 2009, mentored by Métis cultural keeper, Yvonne Chartrand (Vn'i Dansi). Jeanette has developed her own approach to performing and facilitating Métis dance, which is rooted in tradition and combines her skills as a contemporary artist with Indigenous worldview.