Postponed: Co-curated with Dakota Camacho

A Performance Lab on dxʷdəwʔabš land Apr 29, 2020


Due to the recent COVID-19 health crisis we are suspending ticket sales for A Performance Lab on dxʷdəwʔabš land. We hope to be able to provide you with more information about programmatic rescheduling very soon. Thank you for your patience as we navigate this challenging time. In the meantime if you have any questions or concerns please contact Director of External Relations, Samie Detzer, at

A Performance Lab on dxʷdəwʔabš land is an opportunity to reflect upon and explore the relationships we have to the land and waters of the Duwamish. We invite artists to listen to the words of Duwamish Longhouse Director, Jolene Haas, to reflect upon our own personal and familial relationships to land, ancestors, and heritage, but also to forced relocation, and ongoing attempted genocide. As we give our attention to the voices of living Duwamish people, we contemplate how our creative practices can generate resilience, healing, feelings of kinship, and expand our notion of responsibility to this place called Seattle. As we build space for our communities’ cultural/spiritual/creative practices, how do we help steward the land in a way that builds collective liberation?

Jolene Haas speaks on Land Acknowledgement and Duwamish Nation

APPLY HERE (postponed)

About the Co-curator

Ancestral Lineages: Matao/CHamoru, Ilokano, European

Born and raised in Coast Salish Territory, Dakota Camacho creates activations of indigenous knowing, life ways, and spiritual connection. As a multi-disciplinary artist-researcher, the work spans the realms of ritual activation, performance art, installation, contemporary indigenous movement, traditional chant, culturally convergent music and ancestral responsibility.

The work aims to proliferate inafa'maolek -- unifying human consciousness with the natural world, restoring balance with the elements, and living with life force.

Performance Lab is a continuation of OtB's longstanding commitment to showcasing works-in-progress by artists from across the Pacific Northwest. Artistic risk is a cornerstone of OtB's mission & values: supporting new works by artists from our community is one of the most important ways we manifest this commitment. Each Lab includes a Q&A with the artists, who discuss their pieces and processes with the audience and each other.