The Winterfest Hub

Winterfest Hub Performances

Each weekend we’ve invited a different performance group to create a piece just for the Winterfest Hub. From contemporary dance to giant illuminated puppets to traditional Woodland dance, our performers will transport you using the stunning grounds of Auchmar as their backdrop. Performances will take place at multiple times throughout the day and evening schedule.

Member of the Woodland Storm Dance Troop

February 17-21

Woodland Storm Dance Troop

Dancers: Talon White Eye, Marley Fairfield, Alex Rogers, Jo Jo Maness, Neebing White Eye, Iva Green Bird, Joey Peters, Evelyn White Eye

Singers: Jordan Williams, Garry Raymond, Graham Paradis, Garnet Wilde

Master Of Ceremonies: Jordan Williams

Head Elder (Prayer): Evelyn White Eye

Performance Times:
Friday: 7:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Monday (Family Day) 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm

We are a grass roots ceremony family that provide healing through song and dance. Our ceremony family consists of many celebration of life powwow dancers who have travelled quite extensively. Song and dance are a part of our identity and educating others in this walk of life brings great joy and peace to everyone involved.

We are vibrant with colours and we bring some very accomplished dancers to the circle. We belong to the Three Fires society of Ojibwe, Odawa and Botawatomie. From our youngest to our oldest, we are proud people, and live what we do and who we are.

We are the Anishnabe Thunderbird Sundance Family.

February 24-27

Aeris Korper

Name of Work: Emergence

Artists: Sid Ryan Eilers, Clairandean Humphrey, Robin LaCambra, Alyssa Nedich

Performance Times:
Thursday & Friday:  7:00 pm
Saturday: 7:00 pm
Sunday: 5:00 pm

Description of Work: Dance with us as we emerge into a vivid and rich physicality in the wintery world of icebergs, lights and music. Emergence is a contemporary dance piece sure to delight and bring wonder and awe to the young and old.

Aeris Korper Bio: Aeris Körper is a professional dance company based in Hamilton. Our primary objective is to co-create with Hamilton artists, community members, and audiences to foster interpersonal connections. These connections grow by allowing our curiosities to guide us into a creative process that prioritizes people over productivity.


Member of Clay and Paper Theatre

March 3-6

Clay and Paper Theatre

Name of Work: LuminUS

Performance Times:
Thursday & Friday: 7:00 pm
Saturday: 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Sunday: 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm

Description of Work: Weaving puppetry and original music into their newest outdoor spectacle, Clay and Paper Theatre invites audiences to journey with them towards LuminUS. Travel with the Ghost Moose across a dark winterscape to encounter a bird, a bear, a whale and wolves – animal creatures of light with an urgent message for the humans of the world.

Description of Clay and Paper: Since 1994, Clay and Paper Theatre has been producing plays, pageants and parades, grounded in the idea that performance in public space is an act of cultural transformation. As a ‘theatre without walls’ they build, rehearse and perform in full public view, reuniting art with the daily life of the community, and making art accessible to all.