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RWB presents Going Home Star - Truth and Reconciliation   |  March 23, 2016

Commissioned by Artistic Director André Lewis, Going Home Star - Truth and Reconciliation explores the world of Annie, a young, urban First Nations woman adrift in a contemporary life of youthful excess. But when she meets Gordon, a longhaired trickster disguised as a homeless man, she’s propelled into a world she’s always sensed but never seen. Not only do they travel the streets of this place but also the roads of their ancestors, learning to accept the other’s burdens as the two walk through the past and toward the future. Together, both Annie and Gordon learn that without truth, there is no reconciliation.

"BEST BALLET EVER!! ... powerful and beautiful!”
"I felt it was a great Canadian achievement to take this dark and terrible piece of our history and share it through the beauty of dance. It created a feeling of hope and an opportunity to create greater awareness through a medium that reaches out at an emotional level. I am very proud of the RWB for having the courage to portray this story.”
“Emotionally intense. Well-told story. Ejoyable dance. Effective sets and costumes.”