Bears Stars and Trees / Ours, Étoiles et Arbres


What we see and what we do not see – the knowledge of the Seven Grandfathers Teachings brings ancient Indigenous wisdom to a world desperate for salvation.

This film was the result of a collaboration between contemporary and Indigenous artists, a meeting ground with Ballet and traditional hoop dance.


Ce que nous voyons et ce que nous ne voyons pas – la connaissance des sept grands-pères apporte la sagesse traditionnelle autochtone à un monde désespéré, pour son salut.

Ce film est le fruit d’une collaboration entre artistes contemporains et autochtones, lieu de rencontre avec le ballet et la danse traditionnelle du cerceau.


Produced by: Chimera Dance Theatre
Directed by: Malgorzata Nowacka-May
Director of Photography: Max Putintsev
Camera Operator: Vikas Vasu
Editor: Jonathan Lawley
Choreography: Malgorzata Nowacka-May
In collaborations with dancers Arik Pipe and Sarah Koekkoek
Additional Choreography: Arik Pipe
Rehearsal Director: Jeffrey Baker
Dancers: Arik Pipe, Elizabeth Gagnon
Cultural Advisor: Arik Pipe
Original Concept development: Donna Hilsinger, Shirley Horn, Malgorzata Nowacka-May
Music composed by Nick Dyer and Eric Cadesky
Sound Design: Nick Dyer, Eric Cadesky, Malgorzata Nowacka-May
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