Crimson Coast Dance

2nd Annual Sum̓sháthut Festival - A Feast of Indigenous Dance, Drum, Song and Cuisine
December 18th 2021

 Crimson Coast Dance announce the 2nd Annual Sum̓sháthut [Sun] Festival, curated and co-produced by Tsatassaya White, a member of Snuneymuxw and Hupacasath Nations. This marks the first event of the Society’s 23 season. 

Sum̓sháthut [Sun] Festival, A Feast of Indigenous Dance, Drum, Song and Cuisine takes place Saturday, December 18, 2021, 3pm to 8pm at Beban Park Auditorium.

We are delighted to host the Festival live this year with something for everyone. Traditional songs, youthful games, and contemporary voices.

Indigenous people the world over celebrate the ever changing presence of the Sun. This event, at this particularly dark time, looks to the warmth of traditions that gather us to connect, to share stories, to celebrate each other, the light within and the light that is coming.

Everyone is welcome as Sum̓sháthut gathers people from many nations. People close to home and those far from family or longhouse. Feasting is a very important part of the culture. Participants will experience an evening to savour with the extraordinary talent of this line up of Indigenous artists, athletes, singers, fashion designers and story tellers.

This 2021 winter the Sun announces its return and we celebrate being together – in the light – once more. Join us as we gather with appropriate safety precautions.

Sponsors: Nanaimo Hospitality Association, City of Nanaimo, BC Arts Council, Heritage Canada, Canada Council for the Arts.