Stills from the movie Th'owxiya

“When you take something from the earth, you must give something back.”

This award-winning Indigenous children’s theatre production has been re-imagined for the screen! 


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Add to Calendar 20230218 150000 20230218 160000 America/Vancouver Th’owxiya: The Hungry Feast Dish- The Film “When you take something from the earth, you must give something back.” This award-winning Indigenous children’s theatre production has been re-imagined for the screen!  Performing Arts Studio, Clayton Community Centre, 7155 187A Street, Surrey, BC

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Performing Arts Studio, Clayton Community Centre, 7155 187A Street, Surrey, BC

Tickets & Pricing

Free!

Registration required at tickets.surrey.ca

Surrey SPARK Stages presents an afternoon of storytelling on Family Day!

Arrive before the special film screening of Th’owxiya: The Hungry Feast Dish with plenty of time to try some tasty bannock and take in a lively Indigenous performance before the film begins at 3pm.

When you take something from the earth, you must always give something back is the theme of the Kwantlen First Nation tale of Th'owxiya (Tho-WOX-ee-ya).

Th’owxiya: The Hungry Feast Dish by Joseph A. Dandurand follows a hungry mouse (Kw’at’el) who is caught stealing a piece of cheese from the powerful spirit Th’owxiya and she is not too pleased! She threatens to devour Kw'at'el's whole family and with the help of Raven (Sqeweqs), Bear (Spa:th), and Sasquatch (Sasq’ets), Kw’at’el must trick the hungry spirit and save their family from becoming the feast!

Come enjoy traditional Coast Salish and Sto:lo music, masks, and imagery and this memorable tale that will sure become a family favourite to recount around lessons around being responsible for one’s choices, forgiving mistakes, and finding the courage to stand up for what’s right.

About Axis Theatre

Axis Theatre is an entertaining, smart and inspirational company focused on engaging young and young-at-heart audiences. In the age of “looking down,” Axis draws young eyes up to engage them in interactive experiences that educate, inspire and transform.

Axis' productions are performed in schools, enriching curriculum, drawing children into stories and giving them access to ideas in new ways. Audiences experience smart, entertaining interpretations of traditional and cutting-edge physical theatre. Axis incorporates combinations of red-nose clown, mime, movement, mask work, puppetry, and improvisation to expand the meaning and impact of the stories presented. It is deceptively simple, completely fresh, and memorable.

Their 59 original works have earned 21 Jessie Richardson Awards, a Betty Michell Award and a Drama Desk nomination for Unique Theatrical Experience. Axis Theatre acknowledges that we live, work and play on the unceded and traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples – sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) nations.