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.
Raven Stole the Sun was performed at Toronto's Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People; Manitoba Theatre for Young People; J.F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; San Diego State University; National Arts Centre; Catalyst Theatre; Confederation Centre; Osprey Theatre; Grand Theatre in Sault Ste Marie; Cobalt Classic Theatre; Capitol Theatre; Krannert Performing Arts Center; Arts and Culture Centres, Mashantucket Pequot Museum in Connecticut; Smithsonian Institute in New York City; Canadian Museum of Civilization in Ottawa; Imperial Theatre in New Brunswick; Saskatchewan Children's Festival in Saskatoon; Michael J. Fox Theatre in Burnaby; Sanderson Centre in Brantford; North Star Community Elementary in Atikokan; Temagami Municipal Centre in Temagami; Canmore International Children's Festival in Alberta; Mount Elizabeth Theatre in Kitimat, B.C.; The Dreaming Festival in Australia; and in many other communities throughout Canada and the United States.
REVIEWS OF 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
"Raven interpretation soars, delights...as an actress, she has a wonderfully real and soothing presence; as a stager, Laronde knows how to be inventive without getting overly glitzy. The young audience paid strict attention as dance, lighting, words, music and costumes all came together in a carefully orchestrated mix."
– Toronto Star
"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
"What a wonderful experience for our students! The show was masterful. The content was great and the actors were able to hold all 300 of us captive."
– Jill Kates, Teacher, Driftwood Public School
"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!"
– Carla Pauls, Exshaw Public School, Alberta
"I loved having Red Sky come here. I wish it never ended!"
– Hailey, 8 years old, Buckingham Elementary School