Kiviuq Returns: An Inuit Epic

Created by The Qaggiq Collective
Jan 4, 2019 – Jan 27, 2019 in the Mainspace
Opens Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Direct from Iqaluit

Journeying across the vast expanse of the Arctic, beset by treacherous creatures wreaking havoc on his world, Kiviuq gathers strength from his ancestors and spirit guides as he defends his people and fights his way home. Music, drumming, dance, and storytelling combine in this thrillingly modern evocation of the legendary figure of Kiviuq: hero, seeker, wanderer. Kiviuq Returns is performed entirely in Inuktitut, with English overviews of the Inuit epic stories provided in the programme and on our website. Before the play begins, there is also an English explanation of the importance of Inuktitut to Canadian theatre.

“Performed by a corps of unique performers with talents you won’t find south of the Arctic Circle, it has that strong sense of larger purpose often absent from theatre.” – Kelly Nestruck, The Globe and Mail


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Photo of Madeline Ivalu by Jamie Griffiths

Cast and Crew

  • The Qaggiq Collective