On September 10, 2021, Red Sky Performance was on Snake Island (part of the Toronto Islands) working with Bell Media on a special augmented-reality video project. The video features traditional hoop dancer Ascension Harjo and drum group Young Tribe performing on the shores of Toronto’s inner harbour, with the city skyline serving as a stark backdrop.
The video was shot with a 360-degree camera and will be experienced via VR goggles at a Virtual Reality conference produced by Bell, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in a stunning outdoor performance of Indigenous dance and music.
July 14, 2021
The 2021 Collingwood Summer Music Festival celebrated the creativity and fire of Indigenous artistic expression with a combined virtual/drive-in showcase featuring Red Sky Performance. The event featured poetry readings by Duke Redbird, flute playing by Jason Chamakese, traditional dance by Ascension Harjo, Jennifer Martin and Adrian Harjo, a screening of “The Water Walker” documentary about Autumn Peltier, and time-lapse photography of the Saugeen First Nation.
On June 21, as part of our National Indigenous Peoples Week programming, Red Sky led 5 exciting digital workshops for schools, getting people on their feet and having fun with movement, voice and music.
Getting On Your Feet workshops introduce students to the world of theatre, dance, music and voice. Workshops led by Red Sky Associate Artist and dancer Samantha Sutherland.
Throatboxing workshops introduce students to throat signing and beatboxing in one dynamic vocal workshop. Workshops led by Red Sky artist and throatboxer Nelson Tagoona.
Romeo Public School, Stratford, Ontario
Getting on Your Feet with Jock Soto
WHEN: April 17, 2021 at 1:00-2:00 PM EST
WHERE: Online (via Zoom)
As part of the Red Sky Performance webcast experience, join the movement with Jock Soto for a virtual dance workshop.
The workshop will be taught by former New York City Ballet principal dancer who is now an associate artist with Red Sky Performance, Jock Soto (Navajo). Jock will teach ballet techniques incorporating fitness exercises while respecting the limitations of your space at home.
This workshop is an initiative of Danse Danse (Montreal) offered in collaboration with Red Sky Performance (Toronto), DanceHouse (Vancouver), National Arts Centre (Ottawa), Harbourfront Centre (Toronto) and Springboard Performance (Calgary).