Tipi Confessions, Unsettle the Future: Re-Story, Research & Reclaim Indigenous Sexualities & Relations, the creative performance extension of the RELAB research-creation symposium of the same name featured a range of dance, spoken word, storytelling, and artistic performances from symposium participants, as well as community members.
Mc’ed by co-producer Kim TallBear and guest MC/symposium keynote speaker/poet Jason Edward Lewis, this iteration of Tipi Confessions featured both new and alumni performers. The audience was warmed up with a hula hooping dance performance opening act by Little Miss Strange. Author and poet Tenille Campbell returned with new poetry. Fanny LuPhine also returned to the stage with two new burlesque numbers. We were treated to spoken word performances by Diishes, CJ, Jason Edward Lewis, Michelle Lee Brown, and saami soledad. Tashina Makokis also returned with a mind-blowing Shibari Rope performance.