• Sep 13 – Sep 19

    2019

    Play: "Where the Blood Mixes" in Ottawa, ON

    Where the Blood Mixes was inspired by the mistranslation of the N’lakap’mux (Thompson) place name Kumsheen. For years, it was believed to mean “the place where the rivers meet”—the confluence of the muddy Fraser and the brilliant blue Thompson Rivers. A more accurate translation is: “the place inside the heart where the blood mixes.” But Kumsheen also refers to a story: Coyote was disemboweled there, along a great cliff in an epic battle with a giant shape-shifting being that could transform the world with its powers—to this day his intestines can still be seen strewn along the granite walls. In his rage the transformer tore Coyote apart and scattered his body across the nation, his heart landing in the place where the rivers meet. More info here.

    September 13 to 18, 2019
    National Arts Centre
    AZRIELI STUDIO
    1 Elgin Street
    Ottawa, Canada