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Kiinalik: These Sharp Tools

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

A dramatic meeting between two extraordinary artists, examining their intertwined histories, colonial legacies and the changing climate we all face. 

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A dramatic meeting between two extraordinary artists, and between the northern and southern extremes of Canada. In the Inuktitut language, when a knife is dull, it is said to ‘have no face’.

The word ‘kiinalik’ translates to mean the knife is sharp — or, ‘it has a face’.

In Kiinalik, Evalyn Parry’s heartfelt personal anthems combine with Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory’s gripping uaajeerneq — a Greenlandic mask dance — to give voice to their intertwined histories, colonial legacies and the changing climate we all face.

Part of You Are Here
Performed in English, Inuktitut and Kalaallisut (Greenlandic)

Created by Evalyn Parry, Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory, Erin Brubacher and Elysha Poirier with Cris Derksen

Rebecca Picherack Lighting Designer
Kaitlin Hickey Set Designer

Presented as part of Indigenous Contemporary Scene, a season of performance and discussion led by Indigenous artists and curators from Turtle Island/ Canada in partnership with producers and artists from Scotland, taking place across a number of Edinburgh’s world leading festivals, as an artist led response to UNESCO Year of Indigenous Languages. 

2-5 August 2019

All tickets
Under 18s
50% off (not available on top price tickets)
Young Scot Card holder
50% off (not available on top price tickets)
Under 26
25% off (not available on top price tickets)
People with access needs
Lowest (unrestricted view) price & free essential companion

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