Animikiikwe Ode Couchie-Waukey is an emerging multidisciplinary dance artist from Nipissing First Nation. She has worked across a number of disciplines and artistic genres. Most notably, she has engaged and worked with a number of large-scale community arts projects, including Like an Old Tale / Jumblies Theatre and Dances of Resistance / Aanmitaagzi. In 2013, Animikiikwe worked within acclaimed choreographer Penny Couchie’s dance theatre piece entitled When Will You Rage?. She narrated and danced within her mother’s piece. In 2015 she worked on a project called Dances of Resistance with Aanmitaagzi, which was a three-year long process. She attended 3 years of the School of Toronto Dance Theatre’s 4-week summer dance intensive. In 2015 she completed her studies at the Canadore College Theatre Arts Program. Currently she is finishing her training at Ecole de Danse Contemporaine de Montreal. She is in her third year and will be graduating in May 2018.
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