How Do You Love? (Cass Boutilier)

Sept 23

Cass Boutilier

Cass Boutilier is an emerging dance artist from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. They have been training under Painted Dance Collective for 4 years, becoming a proud company member and teacher at the studio. Cass values determination, authenticity, and love for oneself and for each other, and consistently strives to create safe spaces for people to share their experiences and emotions through movement.

How Do You Love?

Artist Project

What is love? Is love really all you need? How do you express your love in different types of relationships? How do you want to receive love? Is attachment always love? Is love always attachment? Can love be harmful? How Do You Love? is a contemporary dance piece exploring love languages, attachment styles, and various relationship dynamics.

Land Acknowledgement

With construction still underway in Downtown Sydney, the festival will be hosted at Eltuek Arts Centre for this year. In line with Eltuek Arts Centre's land acknowledgment, we recognize that this festival occurs on the traditional and unceded ancestral territories of the Mi'kma'ki people.

Eymu'ti'k Unama'ki, newte'jk l'uiknek te'sikl Mi'kmawe'l maqamikal mna'q iknmuetumitl. Ula maqamikew wiaqwikasik Wantaqo'tie'l aqq I'lamatultimkewe'l Ankukamkewe'l Mi'kmaq aqq Eleke'wuti kisa'matultisnik 1726ek.

Eltuek Arts Centre is in Unama'ki, one of the seven traditional and unceded ancestral districts of the people of Mi'kma'ki. This territory is covered by the Treaties of Peace and Friendship which the Mi'kmaq first signed with the British Crown in 1726.

Ketu'-keknuite'tmek aqq kepmite'tmek ula tela'maiultimkip wjit maqamikew ta'n etekl mtmo'taqney. Ula tett, ula maqamikek, etl-lukutiek l'tunen aqq apoqntmnen apoqnmasimk aqq weliknamk Unama'ki.

We wish to recognize and honour this understanding of the lands on which we reside. It is from here, on these lands, that we work to create and support a culture of self-reliance and vibrancy on Unama'ki (Cape Breton Island).