November 18, 2019
Red Sky Artistic Director Sandra Laronde was invited to join the honourable Mayor John Tory’s head table at the Mayor’s Evening for the Arts at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The event raised $1.48 million dollars for Arts in the Parks and the Creative City Initiatives of the Toronto Arts Foundation.
October 11, 2019
Leo Nickerson Public School, St. Albert, Alberta
Associate Artist Eddie Elliott facilitated a workshop with with Grade 4 children from the Leo Nickerson Public School in St. Albert, Alberta. Students and teachers learned about traditional culture, movement games, and voice in a fun and inspiring workshop.
October 8, 2019
While on tour in Western Canada, Red Sky Associate Artist Jera Wolfe and dancer Lindsay Harpham led a movement workshop for the local community in partnership with Free Flow Dance and Dance Saskatchewan.
October 3, 2019
Red Sky Associate Artist Jera Wolfe participated in Fall for Dance North’s What is Indigenous Dance? panel discussion on October 3 at Ryerson Theatre in Toronto. The event was moderated by Michael Greyeyes, Artistic Director of Signal Theatre, and featured an international mix of Indigenous artists.
September 30, 2019
Red Sky Performance was honoured to be part of the Honouring of Truth and Reconciliation event at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, QC commemorating the thousands of children who did not make it home from residential schools. We led the procession of the ceremonial cloth bearing the names of over 2,800 children. This special event was broadcast by APTN on September 30, 2019.
September 26, 2019
Red Sky Artistic Director Sandra Laronde and General Manager Kathy Morrison attended a reception in honour of the Visit of a Sydney Delegation of Indigenous Place-Making in Urban Centres, hosted by Her Honour Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell at Queen’s Park.
September 26, 2019
In partnership with Laurentian University, Red Sky Associate Artist Eddie Elliott led a workshop based in both contemporary movement and traditional Maori dance forms and storytelling methodologies.
September 23, 2019
Red Sky’s Artistic Director Sandra Laronde and General Manager Kathy Morrison participated in Re-Shaping How We Understand the Impact of Arts at the Globe and Mail Centre in Toronto which focused on the outcomes of the AHRC Cultural Value Project followed by an illuminating arts panel discussion and round table talks among Toronto’s arts community.
September 15-16, 2019
Artistic Director Sandra Laronde attended the International Indigenous Performing Arts Touring Network Global Discussion and the Moshkamo Indigenous Arts Festival at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa.
September 10, 2019
Washington, D.C, USA
Artistic Director Sandra Laronde had the honour of being invited to the John F. Kennedy Centre for Performing Arts in Washington D.C. for the REACH Opening festival for First Nations Cultures. This year’s festival focused on celebrating First Nations cultures: The People We Are with special guest speaker Yalitza Aparicio Martínez, Academy Award-nominated actress for her debut role in Alfonso Cuarón’s 2018 film Roma.