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
– 15:15


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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