GALA: Faboulous Cultural Feats in Katuaq
Those of us lucky enough to be in Katuaq for the Arctic Winter Games 2016 Gala Show got the goosebumbs. Here we witnessed different cultural performances from all the participating contingents.
The Gala Show was a celebration of all the cultural similarities and dissimilarities across the arctic region and combined traditional inuit performances, e.g. throat singing, drum dancing and storytelling, with a variety of, among other things, baton twirling, modern dance and fiddle tunes.
The show elegantly united the modern and traditional, the past and future, youth and experience in an abundance of cultural capacity.
”We got good insights as to how our cultures are connected and yet different. We got to see something new and something old put together in a modern and very exciting show. Most of all we experienced young performers being a part contemporary globalized times standing on a solid basis of artic culture. To me that is very life-affirming and it gives a lot of hope for the future” says Maliina Abelsen, General Manager of Arctic Winter Games 2016.
Check out pictures from the Gala Show on Arctic Winter Games 2016’s official Facebook page, and don’t miss the Closing Ceremony tomorrow in Inussivik at 7 pm and the fireworks in the Colonial Harbour at 9 pm.