The Arctic territory of Nunavut is the only federal jurisdiction without a theatre for live performance. A campaign to create such a place is underway to support a revival of Inuit performing arts.
An article in The Globe and Mail profiles the non-profit arts society behind the initiative as well as their choice of architect to design this facility – Don Schmitt.
The vision is to create a community hub, to build a place for live cultural events in Iqaluit with a large stage, rehearsal places and classrooms for teaching the performing arts, and rooms where Inuit children can be immersed in their language and heritage.
The chosen name Qaggiq references the large igloos previously erected for performance in the far north.
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