RED SKY PRESENTS

Red Sky Presents offers inspiring Indigenous creators and companies from across Canada and around the globe.

RED SKY PRESENTS

Red Sky Presents offers inspiring Indigenous creators and companies from across Canada and around the globe.

RED SKY PRESENTS

Red Sky Presents introduces audiences to inspiring and leading Indigenous creators from across Canada and around the globe.

Through our Presenting series, we present talented emerging, established, and senior Indigenous artists as they pursue their artistic practice and provide them with opportunities to thrive on the stage.

MUSIC FOR THE GREAT LAKES

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Saturday June 18, 2016 at 6:45 pm

WHERE:
Music Main Stage @ Fort York, Indigenous Arts Festival
250 Fort York Blvd, Toronto

Come + Hear the music-in-development of our newest dance and live music production, with a focus on the theme of The Great Lakes.

Music for The Great Lakes is a collaboration of Red Sky and ArrayMusic and includes music creators, musicians and vocalists: Pura Fe (Tuscarora), Rick Sacks, Marc Merilainen (Anishinaabe), Julian Cote (Teme-Augama-Anishinaabe), Christian Parrish aka Supaman (Crow), Craig Commanda (Algonquian), and Marie Gaudet (Anishinaabe).

This workshop is collaboration of Red Sky and ArrayMusic.

Come and make Saturday 18th a night of Indigenous music. The Indigenous Music Concert program includes: The Great Lakes Project at 6:45 pm | Indian City at 8:00 pm | Derek Miller at 9:15 pm, presented by the Indigenous Arts Festival @ Fort York.

$5 admission, children 12 & under admitted free with adults.

INDIGENOUS MUSIC CREATORS PROJECT

IndigeousMusicCreatorsWHEN:
January 28 – February 1, 2015 (workshop from 11 am – 6 pm. Performance on Sunday, February 1st at 3 pm)

WHERE:
Array Music
155 Walnut Avenue, Toronto, Ontario

The Indigenous Music Creators Project is an innovative, music-driven initiative that supports emerging and professional Indigenous musicians, singers and music creators that seek to score for dance, theatre and hybrid forms of performance. This project seeks to address the critical shortage of Indigenous composers and creators that score for dance, theatre and other performance forms.

The project covered core topics including composition, harmony, pitch, tempo, working with traditional and contemporary genres, working collaboratively, working as soloists and pre-formed ensembles, and working with dancers, actors, and the moving image.

Participants included: Marc Merilainen, Moe Clark, Rick Sacks, Thomas Fonua, Craig Commanda, Clarence Michon, Sarah Yankoo, Shandra Spears Bombay, Jennifer Wabegijig and Kathleen Kavanaugh.

This workshop is collaboration of Red Sky and ArrayMusic.

“It was exhilarating to be able to explore new possibilities, especially with new teachings and access to many instruments…this was off the hook! What has been going on is nothing but incredible, and I am very grateful to be here, experiencing every moment of it with my fellow artists.”
- Craig Commanda, multi-instrumentalist and music creator

CANADIAN PREMIERE OF LA NOSTALGIA REMIX

lunaandgomezpenaWHEN:
October 23, 2010 at 8:00pm

WHERE:
The Tranzac Club, Main Hall
292 Brunswick Avenue, Toronto, Ontario

Presented by Red Sky Performance and Toronto Free Gallery

Since the early 90's, performance artist/writer Guillermo Gómez-Peña and Native American conceptual artist James Luna have worked on an ongoing project titled The Shame-man meets El Mexican't, in which they challenge assumptions and lazy thinking about ethnicity and culture with a strong dose of melancholic humour and sharp-edged conceptualism. By using performance, writing, photography and video, the artists have remained flexible and relevant to our shifting culture.

Launched in 2007, La Nostalgia Remix is the last project in The Shame-man...series. The artists explore nostalgia as style, a form of resistance, and reinvention. Remix is a series of "live performances for an imaginary bar" that explore the cultural, symbolic and iconographic dimensions of nostalgia both on the Native American "rez" and in the Chicago "barrio". The performance/installation has been designed specifically for this unique site (Tranzac) and will never be performed in the same way.

James Luna (Puyukitchum/Luiseno) resides on the La Jolla Indian Reservation in North County San Diego, California. Luna's exhibition and performance experience spans 30 years. His installations have been described as transforming gallery spaces into battlefields, where the audience is confronted with the nature misinterpretations, all from an Indigenous perspective.

La Nostalgia Remix is co-presented with Native Women in the Arts, imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival and 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art.

La Nostalgia Remix is supported by the James Irvine Foundation, the MAP Fund, The National Endowment for the Arts, the San Francisco Arts Commission's Native American Arts & Cultural Traditions Initiative, the Zellerbach Family Foundation, and William & Flora Hewlett Foundation.

TONO: A MUSIC CONCERT

Tono-concertWHEN:
January 20 & 21, 2010 at 8:00 pm

WHERE:
The Music Gallery
197 John Street, Toronto, Ontario

An evening of stunningly evocative music that connects the Indigenous cultures of Canada and Mongolia.

Featuring live music from Red Sky's highly acclaimed dance production, Tono. With Rick Sacks, and direct from Mongolia: Tuvshinjargal Damdinjav, Bat-Orshikh Bazarvaani, and Batmend Baasankhuu.

RED SKY SOIRÉE WITH ARTISTS DIRECT FROM MONGOLIA

WHEN:
June 2, 2009 at 6:30 - 8:30 pm

WHERE:
Native Canadian Centre (Auditorium)
16 Spadina Road, Toronto, Canada

Mix, mingle and hear local traditional First Nations drummers, MorningStar Rivers Singers, and singers and musicians direct from Mongolia.

Red Sky Soirées are performance cafés that share the appreciation of Indigenous artistic expression, and stimulate the creative fire within all communities.

RED SKY SOIRÉE WITH CARLOS RIVERA

WHEN:
May 20, 2009 at 6:30 pm

WHERE:
Free Times Cafe
320 College Street, Toronto, Ontario

Carlos Rivera is a dancer, teacher and choreographer of traditional and contemporary dance. Carlos has been an associate artist with Red Sky for the past nine years.

Red Sky Soirées are performance cafés that share the appreciation of Indigenous artistic expression, and stimulate the creative fire within all communities.

RED SKY SOIRÉE WITH JULIE CHOQUETTE

WHEN:
May 13, 2009 at 6:30 pm

WHERE:
Toronto Dance Theatre
80 Winchester Street, Studio A, Toronto, Ontario

Julie Choquette performed a 15-minute piece and then spoke about what it takes to become a contortionist and an aerial acrobatic.

Red Sky Soirées are performance cafés that share the appreciation of Indigenous artistic expression, and stimulate the creative fire within all communities.

TOMSON HIGHWAY FLIES WITH A LITTLE HELP WITH HIS FRIENDS

tomsonWHEN:
October 27 - 29, 2006

WHERE:
Gibsone Jessop Gallery
Distillery District, Toronto, Ontario
October 27, 28, 29, 2006 at 8:00 pm

Native Canadian Centre
16 Spadina Road, Toronto, Ontario
October 29, 2006 at 2:00 pm

A charming and whimsical cabaret in English, French, and Cree for all audiences.

Featuring composer and lyricist Tomson Highway on piano, mezzo soprano Patricia Cano, and saxophonist Uli Kempendorff from Berlin.

The cabaret featured selections from The Incredible Adventures of Mary Jane Mosquito and selections from Highway´s musical, Rose, which is part of his "Rez" cycle.