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Fatty Legs

Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 8 p.m.

Oakville Centre, Willson Auditorium

Presented by Xara Choral Theatre

The true story of an Indigenous girl’s resilience at Residential School.

Fatty Legs, which mixes song, storytelling and dance, is based on the children’s book of the same name by Margaret Pokiak-Fenton and Christy Jordan-Fenton. The production uses choral soundscapes, contemporary dance and text from the book to tell the true story of Olemaun, an eight-year-old Inuit child who left her home in the High Arctic to attend a residential school in Aklavik. Olemaun was tormented by her caregivers, forced to cut her hair, forsake her language and take the English name Margaret. Fatty Legs brings to light the suffering created by residential schools while celebrating the deep strength of a young child who refused to be broken by her experiences.

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A Pay-What-You-Can performance (PWYC)

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It's a story that truly speaks to people and allows non-Aboriginal people to see the issue of residential schools in a new way." - Xara's co-artistic director and conductor Christina Murray

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