PRESS

“You can't do better than Red Sky Performance… magical and exemplary.” — NOW Magazine

REVIEWS AND ARTICLES

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Laronde’s Career a Celebration of Aboriginal Culture
By Laura Stevens, Windspeaker, September 2005

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Red Sky Goes Underground
By Dave Morris, Eye Weekly, May 26, 2005

 

REVIEWS ON TONO

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Red Sky: A First in Canada
By Rosalie Jones, Scene 4 Magazine, reView July 2009

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Red Sky Performance and Festival Dance
By Tim Christison, Dance International Magazine, Winter 2008

"Tono is a ravishingly beautiful dance work. The six dancers recreate a stampede that builds with excitement, their closed fists wind-milling through the air depicting flying hooves...absolutely stunning stretches and body twists. Clever sequence abound."
– Globe and Mail

 

"Vividly and viscerally illustrates Laronde's discoveries of meeting points among Indigenous cultures."
– Dance International

 

"Tono is an extraordinarily beautiful show: stunning music, extreme athleticism, gorgeous images and wit. I found it very moving-- so thank you for bringing it to us."
– Ric Knowles, Canadian Theatre Review

 

"From the moment the lights went down in Toronto's Fleck Dance Theatre, Tono's epic, cinematic story captured the hearts of every lucky Luminato Festival attendee."
– Sarah Beaudin, Webzine

REVIEWS ON DANCING AMERICAS

"...magnificent in the scope of its imagination ...mysterious in its beauty and driving in its beat..."
– Globe & Mail

 

"...makes and original statement about the continuity of continental cultures that speak to each other and to us, across the centuries."
– Toronto Star

 

"audacious...astonishing...magnificent...mysterious in its beauty."
– Globe & Mail

 

"Red Sky reveals aspects of the more-than-human world in such a way that we can see them, with new eyes, as living and sentient."
– The Dance Current

 

"One of the most exciting performances of the 10-day festival at the Canada Dance Festival."
– Ottawa Citizen.

REVIEWS ON RAVEN STOLE THE SUN

"Raven soars, delights...in a fast-paced show, we go through a whole series of emotions and narrative twists and come out the other end with a nice complete experience intact."
– Toronto Star

 

"The fun, and the beauty, of this high-spirited performance...what sets the whole show apart is, in a word, joy."
– Edmonton Journal

 

"You can't do better than the Red Sky Performance production of Raven Stole The Sun. The production is exemplary and magical."
– NOW Magazine

 

"Red Sky steals the show...lovely open-hearted approach under Laronde's direction. The players not only invite us into the tale but encourage us to become part of it as well."
– Toronto Sun

 

"Our heartfelt thanks for bringing this amazing performance to our school. You had the entire audience spell-bound! The kids and the teachers were all still raving about this today. It was brilliant! Thanks so much, thanks a million! Thanks until the end of time!"
– Teacher Carla Pauls, Exshaw staff and students, Canadian Rockies Public Schools

 

"I loved having Red Sky come here. I wish it never ended!"
– Hailey, 8 years old, Buckingham Elementary School

REVIEWS ON CARIBOU SONG

"…natural and percussive sounds that resonate as powerfully as the performances."
– NOW Magazine

 

"I want to tell you how spellbinding YOU are - absolutely charming and luminescent."
– Veronica Tennant, C.C.

REVIEWS ON SHIMMER

"Red Sky dance is a delight to the eye."
– Toronto Star