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