Following the success of previous Origins Festivals, Border Crossings is returning to London this year with a full programme for its Origins Festival of First Nations 2015 with tickets now on sale through all venues.
From 9th to 25th June 2015, Border Crossings will present a mix of inspiring theatre, live performances, talks, lectures and films across 12 different London venues including the British Museum, Rich Mix Arts Centre and the Southbank Centre.
Highlights of the diverse programme include the spectacle of Mexico’s famous birdmen, the Voladores de Papantla, who will perform their awe-inspiring, UNESCO honoured ceremony in Emslie Horniman’s Pleasance venue; the shamanic Guatemalan Mayan Grupo Sotz’il with an extraordinary performance made in response to the dawning of a new age in the Mayan calendar, Oxlajuj B’aqtun; two films based on the stories of Witi Ihimaera, Whale Rider and White Lies, a special one-off lecture by renowned Native American environmentalist and two-time Green candidate for the Vice Presidency of the US, Winona LaDuke; and the UK premiere of a new piece of music theatre from the Norwegian Arctic at Rich Mix, Just Another Sámi.
White Lies l New Zealand 2013 l Directed by: Dana Rotberg l English and Māori
White Lies, a film about the nature of identity: those who deny it and those who strive to protect it, will premiere in the UK on 23 June.
Origins Festival of First Nations 2015 runs from 9 to 25 June at various venues in London. For full details and programme of events, go to OriginsFestival.BorderCrossings.org.uk