Tanya Tagaq

Nanook of the North May 17, 2016


Presented in partnership with Seattle Theatre Group

Due to a family emergency, this performance has been rescheduled for Tuesday, May 17th, 2016 at 8 pm at The Neptune in Seattle. Tickets for the originally scheduled April 6th show will be honored on May 17th. Refunds available at point of purchase if this new date does not work with your schedule. If you purchased your ticket as an add-on to your OtB Subscription, please contact the Box Office , Tue-Fri, 3-6pm at 206.217.9888. Apologies for any inconvenience!

*The Neptune Theatre is a reserved seating house. OtB Subscribers please contact the OtB Box Office with any seating preferences by Jan 15, 2016.

“…the polar punk who makes Björk sound tame.” — The Guardian

Native Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq reclaims the 1922 film Nanook of the North with a live sound score unlike anything you’ve heard before. Her unnerving and exquisite style of throat singing is primeval and sublime, perfectly evoking the harsh joy and triumph of existence in cold Northern landscapes. Tagaq takes back the fierce Inuit power and intelligence from a film rife with damaging stereotypes. A serious do-not-miss for humans of all sorts.

“[Tagaq’s music is] like Edith Piaf… Totally emotional.” — Björk

Tanya Tagaq is a throat singer from Cambridge Bay (Iqaluktuuttiaq), Nunavut, Canada, on the south coast of Victoria Island. She is known for delivering fearsome, elemental performances that are visceral and physical, heaving and breathing and alive. Her shows have drawn incredible response from worldwide audiences, leading to a recent win of the Polaris Music Prize and worldwide tours with musicians including Björk.