Byron Chief Moon: Grey Horse Rider
Catalogue Number: A193-002
Producer: Mouvement Perpétuel
Producers: Mouvement Perpétuel
Subject: Arts, Biography, Canadian History, Canadian Social Studies, Documentary, Family Studies/Home Economics, First Nations Studies, Gender Studies, Guidance, Health, Indigenous Issues, Indigenous Peoples, Music, Social Issues, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Sociology
Grade Level: 9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2007
Running Time: 48:00
Byron Chief-Moon is a multi-talented actor, stuntman, dancer, choreographer playwright, and founder of the Coyote Arts Percussive Performance Association. Through art and life, his story is one of cultural survival.
Themes of Chief-Moon’s dance creations begin with his people's traditional stories, his attachment to the land and his community, as well as the inner conflict he faces in existing within the Aboriginal culture and society at large. He is ensuring the preservation of his native language through its incorporation into his work, and he's adamant that the spoken legends of his people are passed on to the next generation, and to the greater community.
Challenging the cultural construct is never easy, but Chief-Moon does so with steadfast determination and spirit.
Also available in French: Byron Chief Moon: le cavalier au cheval gris
Philip Szporer, winner of the 2010 Canada Council for the Arts Jacqueline Lemieux Prize