Dancing the Land


Soleil Launière, Production AUEN

Akuaunissitaku means driftwood / to strike. For me these woods are bones, bodies washed up on the banks of the water. Boom Defense, a beach in Gaspé so called due to its military past, is a point that juts out into the bay and crosses the waters. Covered with akuaunissitaku but also with hay odors, it is the habitat of a colony of common terns which flies above our heads and protects their nests filled with eggs and children. On the last day of filming across the country on Turtle Island, children's bones were found. Dancing the land is the connection between the territories. The beings who live through us. Auass / child, driftwood. The bone of our territory, the body, the heart.

Mi'kma'ki and Wabanaki Confederacy land



AUEN Production presents
A performance by Soleil Launière

Production and editing: Lucile Parry-Canet

Composition and sound: Marcin Bunar

Executive production: Julie Marie Bourgeois

This performance was made possible with the generous support of the Centre de diffusion création de Gaspé, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and the Canada Council for the Arts.