The Flight of the Hummingbird

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SYNOPSIS

Prologue
Long ago, Owl watched as a large white boat entered the harbour near his village. These visitors were unfamiliar and their presence brought danger to Owl’s home. He wanted to help but didn’t know what could be done. Frightened, he rose up and flew away.

Scene I
Dukdukdiya (DDD) is happy to be home. She darts around the water, swoops under tree boughs, and lands near the pool’s edge. DDD had been away for a long time and had missed her friends.

Scene II
Bear greets DDD with a warm embrace. They both notice a new smell, a sweet smoky perfume that has filled the air. The smoky wind and dusty breeze make them feel uneasy. Bear is overwhelmed, not knowing what to do. As DDD calms her friend, Bear’s face takes on a dreamy look. He is thinking about his love – Bunny.

CREATIVE TEAM

Composer: Maxime Goulet

Libretto / Creative Design: Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas

Libretto / Creative Design: Barry Gilson

Stage Direction: Glynis Leyshon

Music Direction: Kinza Tyrrell

Movement: Wendy Gorling

Pianist: Perri Lo

Cellist: Shiun Kim

Stage Manager: Marijka Asbeek Brusse

CAST

In order of vocal appearance

Evan Korbut as Owl

Sara Schabas as Dukdukdiya (Hummingbird)

Jan van der Hooft as Bear / Crow 2

Rebecca Cuddy as Bunny / Crow 1