Yves Sioui Durand

Since 1984,Yves Sioui Durand, member of the Huron-Wendat Nation, has worked as an author, director and actor. He has developed a unique oeuvre that is based on the quest for a mythological Aboriginal theatre that explores the identity of Aboriginal People and reminds us of the spiritual power of the ancestral imagination. In 1985, he co-founded with Catherine Joncas, the company Ondinnok, which participated in the first Festival du théâtre des Amériques (FTA). He has written more than 14 dramatic texts for Radio-Canada and more than ten original creations, including Le Porteur des peines du monde, Atisken Andahate — Le Voyage au pays des morts and Kmùkamch l’Asierindien. In spring 2003, he studied with Ariane Mnouchkine at the Théâtre du Soleil . His new production, Hamlet-Le Malécite, is directed by Jean-Frédéric Messier and will be produced on stage during the winter of 2004. Yves Sioui Durand will be the first Aboriginal director to give a master workshop for professional European actors in Paris in Spring 2004. The workshop will be sponsored by ARTA (l’association de recherche sur le travail de l’acteur) and it will be based on the theatrical approach of Ondinnok and the Iroquois culture.

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