The Dell'Arte Inaugural Guild Presents: 

Baduwa't Festival: A Gathering of the People

Formerly known as the Mad River Festival, the Baduwa’t Festival is a culmination of performing arts, music, celebration and connectivity, held on the ancestral lands of the Wiyot Tribe. In Soulatluk, the Wiyot language, Baduwa’t is the word for Mad River. The festival name change was approved by Wiyot leaders in Spring 2021 and Dell’Arte is honored to support the work of the Wiyot Tribe to revitalize the language by using the original name of the river for the festival name.

The festival will be held in Dadiqhoughuk (Blue Lake) July 14-18 at Dell’Arte’s spaces at 131 H. Street with COVID-19 safety measures in place (remember to bring a mask!). Attendance will be limited and festival-goers are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance as much as possible.

Ticket information and show descriptions by day are below.





LINE-UP
View Digital Festival Program Here
  • Wednesday, July 14

    6 PM: Opening Celebrations / 8:30 - 9:30 Douk (film showing - ONLINE)

  • Thursday, July 15

    4:30 PM: Bartow Project: A Panel Virtual Event/ 7:30 PM: U.S. Bank presents Circus Nonsense “Beach-O-Rama: Shell Yeah! It’s a clambake of a good time!” / 9:00 PM : Greenhorns

  • Friday, July 16

    1:00 PM & 7:30 PM: U.S. Bank presents Circus Nonsense “Beach-O-Rama: Shell Yeah! It’s a clambake of a good time!”/ 9:30 PM: Red Light Cabaret

  • Saturday, July 17

    1:00 PM & 7:30 PM: U.S. Bank presents Circus Nonsense “Beach-O-Rama: Shell Yeah! It’s a clambake of a good time!”/ 4 PM Nu Heavenly Tones Gospel Group / 5 PM: Madsummer Night's Dream & Tribute to Timmy Gray / 9:30 PM: Red Light Cabaret

  • Sunday, July 18

    1 PM: U.S. Bank presents Circus Nonsense “Beach-O-Rama: Shell Yeah! It’s a clambake of a good time!” / 11 AM: This Simply Can't Be How It's Done / 3:30 PM: Baduwa't Mini Music Fest

EVENT DETAILS BY DAY BELOW
  • 6 p.m. Opening Celebration: Dell’Arte, in partnership with members of the Wiyot Tribe, Two Feathers Native American Family Services and Circus Nonsense, will honor and acknowledge the ancestral lands of the Wiyot Tribe and the interconnected relationship of community, land and the time we have together. 

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased here.

Join director Michelle Hernandez for a screening of her film Douk (16min) online. Immediately following the film will be an artists Q and A with Hernandez and members of the production team. The screening and talkback will be a virtual event. Once tickets are purchased, you will be sent a code to join the event. Tickets are $10, free for Wiyot Tribal Members, and all proceeds from this event will go toward The Bartow Project.

Website: https://www.doukfilm.com/

Tickets are $10 and can be reserved here. For complimentary tickets for Wiyot Tribal members please send email to Michelle Hernandez: shellyhernandez89@gmail.com.

Synopsis: Douk is a historical fiction drama based in the 1900’s. It tells the story of a young Native girl, Irene, who deals with a difficult reality of her and her sister being taken away from their family and sent to boarding school, where they will be assimilated into the western culture. This means that once this happens, they will no longer be able to practice their language, culture, and traditions. In order to prevent this from becoming a true reality, Irene’s parents hatch a plan to save them.



Dell'Arte thanks the following 2021 Baduwa't Festival sponsors for their generous support: