Dancers of Damelahamid

Dancers of Damelahamid is an Indigenous dance company from the Northwest Coast of Canada. The company is founded on over four decades of extensive work of song restoration; having emerged in the 1960s out of an urgency to ensure that the artistic practices of their ancestors was not lost. The current direction of the Dancers of Damelahamid is to redefine and characterize their practice in order that the dances may continue to be tangible and accessible for the next generation. The company has produced the annual Coastal First Nations Dance Festival since 2008. The company’s full length dance works have reached national and international audiences and include Setting the Path (2004), Sharing the Spirit (2007), Visitors Who Never Left (2009), Dancing Our Stories (2010), Spirit Transforming (2012), and In Abundance (2013).