Anishinaabe Dibaajimowin: An Ojibwe Story
Created by Michael “Laughing Fox” Charette and Severin Behnen
Free School Matinée Performances
Thursday, September 15, 2022
Friday, September 16, 2022
Showtimes: 10:00am and 1:00pm
At the Big Top Chautauqua tent located at 32525 Ski Hill Rd, Bayfield, WI
These FREE student performances will last approximately 50 minutes. Seating is available on a first-come/first-serve basis. Performances can fill up and are subject to availability - reserve space for your students early!
To register, please complete and submit the form below. If you have any questions, please contact the Big Top Box Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 715-373-5552.
Celebrate the rich culture, history, and spirit of the Anishinaabe in a musical theater experience that honors the Indigenous peoples of the Great Lakes region. Created by Michael “Laughing Fox” Charette and Severin Behnen with the help of local songwriters and storytellers, this poignant program brings together musicians, dancers, performers, and storytellers from numerous Ojibwe Bands of the Lake Superior Chippewa including Red Cliff, Bad River, Fond Du Lac, and Lac Courte Oreilles. Talented Indigenous artists share with us their rich oral tradition through songs and stories, while big screen visuals feature original artwork, beautiful photography, and historical images. Traditional and modern music merge with ancient storytelling while you journey through the legends, history, hardships and triumphs of the Ojibwe people.
This production is suited for students of all ages. “Wigwam Talks”, featuring the lead creative artist and co-writer of the show, Michael Laughing Fox Charette, will take place following the show in the wigwam built on the Big Top campus for students or schools who can participate. It is recommended to arrive at least a half hour prior to the start of the show.
In addition to the free live performances, based on interest, we will make a livestream option available for $50 per class to schools who cannot attend the show at our venue. Please let us know if the livestream is of interest to your school and we will forward additional information.