An Arc­tic Odyssey

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The­ATre | Kiviuq Re­turns: An Inuit Epic | Jan. 4 to 27, Tar­ragon The­atre

Us­ing stories gath­ered from Inuit el­ders, the Iqaluit-based Qag­giq the­atre col­lec­tive has pieced to­gether an Arc­tic equiv­a­lent to Homer’s Odyssey. Tra­di­tional drum­ming and throat-singing are in­ter­spersed with con­tem­po­rary mu­sic and video to retell an­cient Inuit tales of the wan­der­ing hero, Kiviuq, as he trav­els through the wilder­ness, tan­gling with fan­tas­tic beasts and seek­ing guid­ance from an­ces­tors. The show is per­formed en­tirely in Inuk­ti­tut with an English in­tro­duc­tion and syn­opses in the pro­gram.

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