Two Odysseys: Pimooteewin / Gállábártnit

"Two Odysseys: Pimooteewin | Gállábártnit" is a touring production featuring the first-ever operas set in the Indigenous languages of Cree (Canada) and Sámi (Nordic region) based on ageless storytelling from those cultures.
16 May 2024


Lawrence Cherney
Artistic Director

Two Odysseys is a joyous celebration of Indigenous language and storytelling. It’s a double-bill of two music dramas: Pimooteewin, The Journey, adapts an ancient Cree story from North America of how Weesageechak (the Trickster) and Misigoo (the Eagle) try to bring back the spirits of their loved ones - chaos ensues. Gállábártnit, The Bear, is based on an old Sámi story from the Nordic region, which follows a young woman named Aile torn between her beloved and her people, with dire consequences.

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