- Nanabozho/Trickster: Human-Crow, Choreographic storyteller
Multi-award nominated, winner and loser, creator Brian Solomon is of mixed Anishinaabe and Irish heritage, born in Shebahonaning on the North Channel of Lake Huron. His multidisciplinary work is raw, challenging and full of spirit. His commissions have been presented and toured across Turtle Island and abroad. With social advocacy at the core, he is passionate about helping people relearn the nature of their ancient bodies, and take back the space those bodies occupy. Artistic Statement: Our bodies come from the natural world, and there’s a lot to be unlocked from looking at the bodies we’re in as an ancient wilderness–one filled to the brim with learnt ancestral teachings, informed by 1,000,000 lives leading to our own. Solomon’s community-rooted work attempts to re-awaken the body with an understanding of its profound connection with all that is. Participants of large groups –often in urban or rural spaces that can benefit from positive artistic inquiry and attention– are asked to look to their body’s senses as a source of wisdom and as one the greatest teachers. As a creator, his work is still emerging. Solomon’s performance and installation work subvert the body in its contemporary environment revealing to the audience this greater, inner ancestral world that’s always with us–haunting us at times with its deeper observations.
Artists in Residence – Fall 2020
- Visual Art
- Music Composer
- Spoken Word
- Spoken Word