"DANCE WITH ME"
2018 Indigenous
Funded

"DANCE WITH ME"

"Follow trans recording artist Quanah Style as she explores Two-spirit identity through Cree Culture and Dance!"

Length10:39
GenreDocumentary

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Synopsis

Follow Canada's most infamous trans artist Quanah Style as she fulfills a life long dream of Jingle dress dancing. Growing up as a small boy Quanah used to turn on powwow music while no one was around and dance in their sisters jingle dress throughout elementary school. Now Quanah wants to explore culture and two-spirit identity, with traditional knowledge keepers, to decolonize gender roles and help create acceptance through understanding. We want to capture the experience of her first regalia making a jingle dress. Share stories from elders in the prairies about the meaning of the dance and traditional teachings. Told in cree and translated to English, to pass on these important lessons to future generations. Lets reclaim pride in our two-spirit leaders and Dance like no one is watching!


The team

Meet "TeamWerq!" We have the talent and concept to create a documentary that can help break colonial gender barriers."Follow our Journey of Self Discovery as we Explore Two-spirit Identity through Culture and Dance"

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Rami MikhailProduction Manager, Camera Operator, Motion Graphics, Social Media Strategist
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Cassandra CrossCamera Operator