Indigenous Direction and the Guthrie Theater present

Water Is Sacred

All Nations Community Gathering
Dowling Studio


A Happening on Level Nine

Created by award-winning Indigenous artists Ty Defoe and Larissa FastHorse, Water Is Sacred is a blend of ceremony, music, text, dance and discussion to honor and celebrate water and to recognize the ways it has been threatened on Indigenous lands. Everyone is welcome. 


Dowling Studio

Run Time

This event begins at 7:30 p.m. Run time is approximately one hour with no intermission.

Ticket Prices

Tickets are free, reservations are required.

About Happenings

As part of the Level Nine Series, the Guthrie is committed to offering Happenings, periodic community gatherings in response to local and national current events, creating a forum in which citizens can grapple with today's biggest topics and questions. 

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Community discussion

Stay after the event for a discussion with creators Ty Defoe and Larissa FastHorse.

About Indigenous Direction

Indigenous Direction is a consulting firm for companies and artists who want to create accurate work about, for and with Indigenous Peoples'.

About Level Nine

A groundbreaking initiative

Through the Level Nine Series, we’ve devoted our ninth floor to access for all and the creation of theater that wrestles with urgent questions and inspires dialogue. 

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