Being Salmon Being Human

Being Salmon Being Human

Date(s) - 04/08/2018
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Clayoquot Sound Community Theatre

Doors open at 7:30pm and performance starts at 8pm.
Admission is $10 at the door.

Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations Elder Levi Martin will open the evening.

A unique storytelling performance from Norway with traditional tales, powerful Sami music, and contemporary philosophy.

Inspired by Martin Lee Mueller’s award-winning book by the same name, and drawing on salmon stories from Sami and First Nations peoples of Scandinavia and North America, we go on a journey through the extraordinary lives of wild salmon. Sentient beings who are born in rivers, traverse the oceans, and return towards the end of their lives to their birth rivers to spawn and gift forward more life. The performance explores what becomes of this awe-inspiring creature in the face of an expansive, profit-driven feedlot industry.

Who are salmon, and who are we in relation to them?

By interweaving stories old and new against a powerful backdrop of traditional song and contemporary sound art, BEING SALMON, BEING HUMAN offers surprising and evocative insights into the ancient relationship between humans and the larger living world.

Created and performed by Norwegian-British storyteller Georgiana Keable, philosopher Martin Lee Mueller and renowned Sami joiker and composer Torgeir Vassvik.

Illustration by April White, with permission from Chelsea Green Publishing.