SPRINGFEST 2016 (Syracuse NY)
12:30PM — PALACE THEATER
IROQUOIS CREATION STORY by Cat Ashworth (11 minutes)
The Iroquois Creation Story was made as a collaboration between 3 diverse groups of artists. G. Peter Jemison, a Seneca artist and Site Director of Ganondagan, was the Producer. His artwork and vision guided the film and he recruited many Haudenosaunee performers to voice the characters and perform the traditional dance and music sections. Cathleen Ashworth, a Professor in the School of Film and Animation was the Director. She pulled together over 25 student artists and other faculty from RIT to animate and edit the film. Garth Fagan Dance company choreographed the dancers. The Creative Team: G. Peter Jemison (Producer), Cat Ashworth (Director), Atia Quadri (Animation Technical Director), Brent Michael Davids (Composer), Garth Fagan (Choreographer), Joanne Shenandoah (Narrator).