September 6, 2018
Red Sky presented an Open Dance Class with Jock Soto. Members of the public were invited to warm-up with Red Sky’s dancers, and participate in an exclusive class with the former principal dancer of the New York City Ballet, Jock Soto.
Pia Bouman School for Ballet & Creative Movement
July 24, 2018
Mission Songs Project faithfully explored the musical journey of First Nations Australian music as Jessie Lloyd connects the traditional with contemporary, revealing the continuation of cultural practice and song traditions into the 21st Century.
The Baby G, Toronto, Ontario
June 3, 2018
Facilitated by Red Sky Associate Artist Eddie Elliott, he delivered of a workshop based in both contemporary movement and traditional Maori dance forms/storytelling methodologies.
Guelph Dance Festival, Guelph, Ontario
May 28 & June 1, 2018
The cast of Mistatim spent 2 days with the students of Mississauga Secondary School, giving them the opportunity to work up close and personal with professional performers in learning basic voice and body warm-ups, confidence building, theatre games, and movement.
Mississauga Secondary School, Mississauga, Ontario
April 24, 2018
Bea shared her experiences as an ex-student of the St. Joseph Residential School in Spanish, Ontario, contributing to creating a legacy of fortitude, hope, and resilience with First Nations and Canada.
Verity, Toronto, Ontario
Sandra Laronde, Executive & Artistic Director of Red Sky Performance was invited by The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage to join the very first Canadian Creative Industries Trade Mission to China in April 2018. On this exciting trade mission, delegates sought to establish greater commercial ties and export opportunities for Canadian companies across all sectors. Led by Minister Joly, this mission began constructive exchanges that and to see how Canadian Heritage can support Canada’s creative industries expansion in the Chinese market.
Beijing & Shanghai, China
March 21, 2018
Sandra Laronde in conversation with Tanya Tagaq and Laakkuluuk Williamson Bathory look at the artists’ work through a lens of their Indigeneity, spanning Inuit culture from Canada to Greenland.
Berkeley Street Theatre, Toronto, Ontario
Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, Elizabeth Dowdeswell presented Red Sky Performance’s Miigis project with a Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Award for Excellence in Conservation on Friday, February 23, 2018.
Red Sky has a strong track record of creating experiences that connect art to nature. Miigis is a shining example of conservation, health, valuing water, culture, science, and the nature of connection.
For almost two decades, Red Sky embodies a deep conservation ethic that is embedded in our programming. We have collaborated with leading Indigenous artists from First Nations, Inuit and Metis communities within Ontario and from Indigenous communities from overseas. The process of exchange has built a platform for sharing Indigenous perspectives of the Indigenous Peoples of Turtle Island, and our intrinsic understanding of contemporary challenges, and traditional practices of land and water conservation.
Miigis was co-commisioned by the City of Toronto, The Bentway and Fort York Historic Site in September 2017.
Lieutenant Governor’s Suite, Ontario Legislative Building
Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, presented a Meritorious Service Decoration to Executive & Artistic Director Sandra Laronde on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 during a ceremony at Fairmount Royal York Hotel. This is an honour that only 1300 people have received to date, and it’s bestowed upon people for “remarkable contributions” and being a positive inspiration to Canadians.
Fairmont Royal York, Toronto
November 27 – 28, 2017
The cast of Mistatim answered questions with the help of interpreters from audience members after two performances at the China Luoho International Youth Drama Festival.
Luohu Cultural Centre, Shenzhen, China