An Arctic Odyssey
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.