I am a constant student and am always learning my own culture and other cultures specific costume rituals, traditions and history. Indigenous Costume is very specific. One has to be very detailed in the research if Indigenous Costume is a part of the production. With any costume, we have to be very careful and honour.
While on location in Peru, I was taught the intricacies that are a major part of their dress. Folds, colours, patterns are very important, just by looking at one’s hat, you can see where they are from and whether they are single or not within the weaving. [we need to introduce this again]
Speaker Series- my experiences on productions such as the tv series, 1491: The Untold Story of the Americas Before Columbus, the play God’s Lake and the feature film, Red Snow. All productions have their own specific costume requirements.
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Previous Speaker Series:
- University of Victoria: Department of Indigenous Education – Indigenous Speakers Series Lecture – Cultural importance of costume in theatre production, specifically, God’s Lake
- Camosun College: Indigenous Business Program – Components of a script and the information in commercials.
- École Victor-Brodeur: Indigenous Artist Series – A Career in Film