5-Day Dance Seminar

December 2 – 5, 2013

Artistic Associate Carlos Rivera returned to Montreal with a 5-Day Seminar at Studio 303. This seminar workshop introduced contemporary dancers and dance movement artists to the traditional dance forms of North American Indigenous peoples.

Studio 303, Montreal, Canada

Equity Sounding

October 24- 25, 2013

Artistic Director Director Sandra Laronde was invited by the Canada Council for the Arts to participate in a two-day Equity Sounding session. The Equity Office advances equity and promotes equitable access to Council's programs and services by developing policies, programs and strategies with Council divisions and arts communities. It was a part of a larger process that the Canada Council for the Arts is currently undertaking to generate ideas and establish priorities for future policy and program directions.

Canada Council for the Arts, Ottawa, Canada

Roundtable with Russia

October 4, 2013

Red Sky was invited to participate on a Roundtable with Russia, along with prominent arts leaders in Toronto. Both Sandra Laronde and Laure Fournier attended the roundtable at the Toronto Arts Council. The purpose of the visit was that the Agency of Cultural Initiatives in Russia was researching Toronto arts and cultural development models and policy models.

Toronto Arts Council, Toronto, Canada

TED Talks

September 26, 2013

We performed to over 900 delegates as we opened TED Talks at Toronto's Koerner Hall. Over a dozen speakers and performers joined together onstage to deliver powerful and inspiring talks on the theme The Choices We Make. As well, the satellite event at CSI was packed and thousands viewed the livestream online, with more than 35 million social media impressions.

Koerner Hall, Toronto, Canada

Red Sky Performance at the Couchiching Institute

August 8 - 11, 2013

The 82nd Annual Summer Conference focuses on Coming Together as One: Navigating the Relationship Between Indigenous Peoples and Canada.

This landmark event is held at Geneva Park near Orillia Ontario, on the shores of Lake Couchiching. Along with our artistic director, Sandra Laronde, other stellar speakers include:  Roberta Jamieson, Shawn A-in-chut Atleo, The Right Honourable Paul Martin, Hon. James Bartleman, Sheelah McLean, Sheila Fraser, Chuck Strahl, Andy Mitchell, Kathleen Mahoney, Glenn Nolan, Aaron Paquette, Caleb Behn, Michael Redhead Champagne, and Wes Fine Day.

The Couchiching Institute, Geneva Park, Canada

Indigenous Music Creators Project

August 5, 6, 7, 2013

Red Sky's Indigenous Music Creators Project is an innovative, music-driven initiative for Indigenous Music Creators and Composers that seek to create and/or score music for dance and theatre.  This project provides a stimulus to Indigenous music creators and composers in a highly interactive and intimate learning environment.

155 Walnut Avenue
Workshop:  August 5, 6, 7, 2013 (10 am - 4 pm)
Concert:  August 7, 2013 at 8 pm

Aboriginal Economic Business Development Project

May 21, 2013

Artistic Director Sandra Laronde participates in an Aboriginal Economic Business Development Project (AEBDP) that seeks to create an environment where a diverse cross-section of Aboriginal groups and individuals can engage with academic, government, business and industry supporters to support a visioning process, allowing for multiple "points of integration".

Through this initiative, AEBDP targets both Aboriginal youth and adults and focuses on meaningful skills development, mentorship, internships and "experience with real life work situations".  The recommendations also call for program development between the private sector, trade unions, and educational institutions to "create employment incentives, upgrading, apprentice, special education and training programs focusing specifically on the education and training needs of Aboriginal peoples.

Native Women's Resource Centre
191 Gerrard Street East
Toronto, Ontario
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Presenter’s Program

April 25 - May 4, 2013

Artistic Director Sandra Laronde has been invited by the National Arts Centre as part of the Presenters Program to attend the Northern Scene Festival which highlights performing arts talents from the Yukon, the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Nunavik and Nunatsiavut.

National Arts Centre, Ottawa
10:00 am - 6:00 pm