PRODUCTIONS

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

PRODUCTIONS

Our productions highlight the originality and power of contemporary Indigenous performance and culture. We create outstanding new works in dance, theatre and music productions for young, family and adult audiences. We develop, produce and tour new creations that illuminate themes, aesthetics and values of importance to Indigenous peoples across Canada and around the globe. Touring since 2003, we have delivered 1,736 performances across Canada and 178 international performances in 12 countries on four continents.

BACKBONE

Cutting-edge dance inspired by the ‘spine’ of the continents. Eight dancers bring to life the electricity and impulses of our rocky mountainous backbone.

MIIGIS

Fusing contemporary Indigenous dance with athleticism, Miigis explores the catalysts for trade routes and stories of a journey from the Atlantic Coast to the Great Lakes, and the seven prophecies marked by miigis.

ADIZOKAN

Red Sky partners with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra to create an image-rich and potent experience of dance, video, electro-acoustic, Indigenous, and orchestral music.

MISTATIM

Mistatim is about the taming of a wild horse and the truest of friendships. Combining dance, theatre, mask, and storytelling into one unforgettable audience experience, Mistatim vibrates with energetic freedom and thrilling eye-opening discovery.

TRACE

To be traceable, you must have an origin. Trace is a sumptuous new dance creation that explores Indigenous connections to ancestral origins and all things traceable. Trace looks at mapping, DNA as trace, and any visible marks that we leave behind. Inspired by Indigenous cosmology, our sky and star stories, and our origin and evolution.

TONO

Connects the world Indigenous cultures of Asia and North America, and the creature universally regarded as the epitome of strength, grace and beauty. Tono is a stampede for the senses.

MIGRATION

Migration is performed by dancers from Red Sky and Black Grace, and features explosive live music. Dancers come from the far reaches of multiple countries including Canada, New Zealand, Tonga, Samoa and Mexico.

INSIGNIA

Red Sky's inSIGNia fuses contemporary and Indigenous dance with athleticism to reveal a practice as old as humanity itself and native to every corner of the world.

RAVEN

Raven is a fabulous creature of impulse and invention. In order to satisfy his overwhelming sense of curiosity, Raven hatches a brilliant scheme for stealing the stars, the moon and the sun, and ends up bringing light to the people of the world. This compelling dance theatre piece is for family members of all ages.

THE GREAT MOUNTAIN

The Great Mountain is an eco-adventure story in the guise of an action-packed play that entertains and empowers the imaginations of children and families alike.

SHIMMER

In collaboration with artists from Indigenous Australia (mainland and the Torres Strait Islands), Shimmer brings a unique dance creation featuring an all-male Indigenous cast with live drummers and singers, as well as a didgeridoo player and songman.

CARIBOU SONG

Tells the story of two Cree children in Canada's north who follow the caribou by dogsled with their family. This adventure dance story for family audiences is a tale about the transformative nature of love and the power of the natural world.

DANCING AMERICAS

Dancing Americas explores the relationships of the First Peoples of the Americas through the metaphor of the Monarch butterfly that lives in south central Canada and migrates annually to Mexico.

UNDERWORLDS

Underworlds follows the Anishnaabe (Ojibway) hero Cheeby-Aub-Oozoo whose mythic descent to the underworld bequeaths music and dream quests to the land of the living.

Backbone

Cutting-edge dance inspired by the ‘spine’ of the continents. Eight dancers bring to life the electricity and impulses of our rocky mountainous backbone.

Miigis

Fusing contemporary Indigenous dance with athleticism, Miigis explores the catalysts for trade routes and stories of a journey from the Atlantic Coast to the Great Lakes, and the seven prophecies marked by miigis.

Adizokan

Red Sky partners with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra to create an image-rich and potent experience of dance, video, electro-acoustic, Indigenous, and orchestral music.

Mistatim

Mistatim is about the taming of a wild horse and the truest of friendships. Combining dance, theatre, mask, and storytelling into one unforgettable audience experience, Mistatim vibrates with energetic freedom and thrilling eye-opening discovery.

Trace

To be traceable, you must have an origin. Trace is a sumptuous new dance creation that explores Indigenous connections to ancestral origins and all things traceable. Trace looks at mapping, DNA as trace, and any visible marks that we leave behind. Inspired by Indigenous cosmology, our sky and star stories, and our origin and evolution.

Tono

Connects the world Indigenous cultures of Asia and North America, and the creature universally regarded as the epitome of strength, grace and beauty. Tono is a stampede for the senses.

Migration

Migration is performed by dancers from Red Sky and Black Grace, and features explosive live music. Dancers come from the far reaches of multiple countries including Canada, New Zealand, Tonga, Samoa and Mexico.

Insignia

Red Sky's inSIGNia fuses contemporary and Indigenous dance with athleticism to reveal a practice as old as humanity itself and native to every corner of the world.

Raven

Raven is a fabulous creature of impulse and invention. In order to satisfy his overwhelming sense of curiosity, Raven hatches a brilliant scheme for stealing the stars, the moon and the sun, and ends up bringing light to the people of the world. This compelling dance theatre piece is for family members of all ages.

The Great Mountain

The Great Mountain is an eco-adventure story in the guise of an action-packed play that entertains and empowers the imaginations of children and families alike.

Shimmer

In collaboration with artists from Indigenous Australia (mainland and the Torres Strait Islands), Shimmer brings a unique dance creation featuring an all-male Indigenous cast with live drummers and singers, as well as a didgeridoo player and songman.

Caribou Song

Tells the story of two Cree children in Canada's north who follow the caribou by dogsled with their family. This adventure dance story for family audiences is a tale about the transformative nature of love and the power of the natural world.

Dancing Americas

Dancing Americas explores the relationships of the First Peoples of the Americas through the metaphor of the Monarch butterfly that lives in south central Canada and migrates annually to Mexico.

Underworlds

Underworlds follows the Anishnaabe (Ojibway) hero Cheeby-Aub-Oozoo whose mythic descent to the underworld bequeaths music and dream quests to the land of the living.