Luu hlotitxw: Spirit Transforming
“There is a process in which one moves within to come out again as another, it is a process of re-birth. It is only when in these in-between places that we have the ability to redefine ourselves and move forward...this describes the process of Luu hlotitxw”
Luu hlotitxw roughly translated as Spirit Transforming describes the ‘in-between places’, and forms the premise and cultural foundation of the artistic processes of this dance piece. Aboriginal dance practices will not transform set boundaries unless Aboriginal peoples are in the places of transformation to redefine ourselves. The dance work Spirit Transforming is an exploration, and celebration of the magnificence of the essence of who Aboriginal peoples are and what that transcends. Deeply rooted in the timeless dance traditions of the Gitxsan, this work shares a very personal journey of re-birth, and brings forth the rich expression of coastal dance, transformed.