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WHAT’S ON:

Mistatim for Sept. 30: National Day for Truth & Reconciliation

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WHERE: www.redskytv.com

Students, teachers, and families are invited to experience Mistatim, a digital reimagining of Red Sky Performance’s acclaimed production, featuring music co-created by TSO musicians and Indigenous music creators. This digital film will be released on September 30, 2021, Canada's first National Day for Truth & Reconciliation.

An unforgettable story of reconciliation for children and families, Mistatim is about the taming of a wild horse and the truest of friendships.

Under a prairie sky, a simple wooden fence is all that separates Calvin on his ranch and Speck on her reservation. In many ways, they are worlds apart, that is, until a wild horse named Mistatim turns their worlds upside down.

Nominated for a Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Production.

Winner of Best Script, Best Direction, and Best Production by Youth Drama Awards in China

To purchase access for multiple classrooms or schools, please contact SchoolConcerts@TSO.CA.
To purchase access for a single classroom, visit Red Sky TV’s school viewing page.
For all other purchases, visit Red Sky TV’s home and family viewing page.

 

New Monuments

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WHEN: Friday, October 15, 8 pm EDT

WHERE: Online only at CBC Gem

Red Sky Performance is part of New Monuments, an exciting collaboration where live performance meets film. Featuring Toronto dance companies, 40 of the city’s leading IBPOC dance-makers, and an all-star cast of multidisciplinary, Toronto-bred creative talents, New Monuments will have its world premiere at Luminato Festival Toronto, streaming on CBC Gem on October 15.

On the shores of Lake Ontario, New Monuments will take viewers on a cathartic journey of purpose – from the beginning of colonization to a more hopeful and equitable future. In this new civil rights movement, New Monuments asks tough questions about the statues that adorn our public spaces, and then proceeds to answer them by imagining a future world where racist monuments no longer exist, and where IBPOC art and activism continue to seamlessly intersect.

Red Sky Performance is one of many talented collaborators participating in this unique project commissioned by Canadian Stage and Luminato Festival Toronto.

New Monuments is available in Canada only on CBC Gem on October 15th.

Trace 2021 Turtle Island Tour

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WHEN: September 12-November 27, 2021

WHERE: See schedule below

Red Sky Performance will embark on an ambitious North American tour of Trace starting on September 12, 2021. After putting all performances on hold during the pandemic, Red Sky is beyond excited to perform for live audiences once again.

Trace is a highly kinetic contemporary dance work inspired by Indigenous (Anishinaabe) sky and star stories, offering a glimpse into our origin as well as our future evolution.

We will update the ticket links below as they become available.

Schedule

St John’s, NL
September 12
Arts and Culture Centre
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Moncton, NB
September 17
Capitol Theatre
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Oswego, NY
September 21
Waterman Theatre, State University of New York (SUNY)
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Clinton, NY
September 25
Hamilton College, Wellin Hall Schambach Center
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Lewisburg, PA
September 28
Bucknell University
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Washington, DC
October 2-3
Dance Place
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Waterloo, ON
October 7-9
IMPACTFest, Multicultural Theatre Space
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Ottawa, ON
October 19-23
National Arts Centre
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Wickenburg, AZ
November 6
Del E Webb Center for the Performing Arts
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Comox, BC
November 9
Sid Williams Theatre
Tickets: TBA

Salt Spring, BC
November 12
ArtSpring
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Duncan, BC
November 14
Cowichan Performing Arts Centre
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Seattle, WA
November 17
The Moore Theatre
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Kamloops, BC
November 20 & 21
Sagebrush Theatre, Western Canada Theatre
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Vancouver, BC
November 24-27
Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, Simon Fraser University
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Red Sky Performance at the 2021 Collingwood Summer Music Festival

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WHEN: Wednesday, July 14 at 8:30 pm EST

WHERE: Online and in person, Collingwood, ON

The 2021 Collingwood Summer Music Festival celebrates the creativity and fire of Indigenous artistic expression with a combined virtual/drive-in showcase featuring Red Sky Performance.

The event features poetry readings by Duke Redbird, flute playing by Jason Chamakese, traditional dance by Ascension Harjo, Jennifer Martin and Adrian Harjo, a screening of “The Water Walker” documentary about Autumn Peltier, and time-lapse photography of the Saugeen First Nation.

A Special Performance for ECYAI 2021

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A Special Performance for ECYAI 2021

WHEN: Thursday, July 1 at 4:00pm EST (Canada) / 5:00pm Argentina)

WHERE: Online

Red Sky Performance will participate in ECYAI 2021 with a special virtual performance as part of Indigenous Encounters 2021: Art, Culture, and Design of the Americas. This event is programmed by the Canadian Embassy to mark 80 years of diplomatic commitments between Canada and Argentina.

Join us and watch a special excerpt from Red Sky. As a leading contemporary Indigenous performance in Canada and worldwide, we create inspiring experiences to create meaningful change in society.

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This special event is free

ECYAI 2021 provides an exciting opportunity to share knowledge and experiences from an Indigenous worldview. Their goal is to encourage dialogue among different Indigenous communities from Canada and Argentina.

Red Sky Performance gratefully acknowledges the generous support of ECYAI, Canadian Heritage, and the Canadian Embassy of Argentina.

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REDTalk:Reconciliation in the Era of Tragedy. Building a New Relationship for the Future

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REDTalk: Reconciliation in the Era of Tragedy. Building a New Relationship for the Future

WHEN: Tuesday, June 22 at 4:00pm EST

WHERE: Online

On Tuesday, June 22nd at 4:00pm ESTas we mark National Indigenous Peoples Week, join Red Sky for a REDTalk with Dr. Michael DeGagné who will join host Sandra Laronde for an engaging conversation about Indigenous modern history, working towards self-governance, the impact of residential schools, and what reconciliation means today.

Dr. Mike DeGagné is the current President and CEO of Indspire and former President and Vice Chancellor of Nipissing University, the first Indigenous president named to a public university in Canada. His work at Nipissing University has been instrumental in the Indigenization of the post-secondary education sector in Canada. He is Anishinaabe from Animakee Wa Zhing 37 First Nation in Ontario.

Sandra Laronde is a highly accomplished arts leader, creator, and the Executive & Artistic Director of Red Sky Performance. She is Anishinaabe from Temagami in northern Ontario.

This event is FREE within Canada. Click here to register.

Red Sky gratefully acknowledges the generous support of Canadian Heritage for our REDTalks Series and the support of the Government of Canada.

Mistatim

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MISTATIM

WHEN: Monday, June 21 at 1:00pm EST

WHERE: Online

Out of the gate for National Indigenous Peoples Week, Red Sky Performance brings a thrilling virtual performance of our award-winning Mistatim to audiences across Canada.

Our fast-paced horse, Mistatim, will gallop from one end of the country to the other on this digital tour-de-force. Following the performance, join us for a live Social Round Up in the chat room with artists.

An unforgettable story of reconciliation, Mistatim is about the taming of a wild horse and the truest of friendships. Under a prairie sky, a simple wooden fence is all that separates Calvin on his ranch and Speck on her reservation. In many ways they are worlds apart, that is, until a wild horse named Mistatim turns their worlds upside down.

Ideal for children from 6 - 12 years, parents, teachers, presenters, and all audiences.

This event is FREE within Canada. Click here to register.

Red Sky gratefully acknowledges the support of the Government of Canada.

REDTalk: Thunderbird Rising with Christine Friday

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WHEN: Thursday, May 20 at 6:00pm EST

WHERE: Online

On Thursday, May 20th at 6:00pm EST, join Red Sky for a REDTalk with dance artist Christine Friday and an excerpt of her new dance film, Thunderbird Rising 2. It is an intimate land-based performance on the traditional territory of the Temagami First Nation. Thunderbird Rising 2 expresses the transformative spirit of dance and healing through dimensional realms of existence - ancestors, dreams, blood memory, and connection to the land. Christine Friday will then join host Sandra Laronde for an intimate artist talk about her work and connection to the Anishinaabek way of living.

Christine Friday has been a professional dance artist for three decades. She has choreographed and performed in solo and full-scale productions.

Sandra Laronde is a highly accomplished arts leader, creator, and the Executive & Artistic Director of Red Sky Performance.

This event has a sliding scale pay structure, please pay what you can. For tickets, click HERE.

Photo credit: Gerry Gooderham Photography

Firestarter – The Story of Bangarra

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Firestarter - The Story of Bangarra 

WHEN: April 29- May 9, 2021

WHERE: Online

Red Sky Performance is excited to co-present Firestarter - The Story of Bangarra in association with Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival that runs April 29 - May 9, 2021.

Firestarter - The Story of Bangarra 

directed by Wayne Blair and Nel Minchin

Against all odds and at great personal cost, three Aboriginal brothers turn a dance troupe into one of Australia’s leading performing arts companies and forge a language in dance that speaks to the burden of intergenerational trauma and the joyful reclamation of culture.

Canadian Premiere

For more information about Firestarter - The Story of Bangarra, click HERE.

In Association with HotDocs.

More Than Dance, We Are a Movement

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WHEN: Streaming April 14-20, 2021

WHERE: Online

Red Sky is proud to be part of Digidance 2021! More Than Dance, We Are a Movement is a new film celebrating Red Sky Performance’s 20th anniversary story as a leading company of contemporary Indigenous performance in Canada and worldwide. More Than Dance, We Are A Movement contains filmed excerpts from our award-winning work, Trace and Miigis, and interviews with celebrated collaborators who have participated in our remarkable journey. The film captures the creative drive of founder and Artistic Director Sandra Laronde and the exceptional artistic vision that has propelled Red Sky Performance for two decades.

To watch the trailer, click HERE.

To purchase tickets, click HERE.

Digidance livestream is an initiative of DanceHouse (Vancouver), Danse Danse (Montreal), Harbourfront Centre (Toronto), and the National Arts Centre (Ottawa), co-presented with Springboard Performance (Calgary).

Getting On Your Feet with Jock Soto

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Getting on Your Feet with Jock Soto

WHEN: April 17, 2021 at 1:00-2:00 PM EST

WHERE: Online (via Zoom)

To add to your experience of the Red Sky Performance webcast, More Than Dance, We Are a Movement, join the movement with Jock Soto for a virtual dance workshop.

This workshop will be taught by former New York City Ballet principal dancer who is now an associate artist with Red Sky Performance, Jock Soto (Navajo). Jock will teach ballet techniques incorporating fitness exercises while respecting the limitations of your space at home.

This workshop is an initiative of Danse Danse (Montreal) offered in collaboration with Red Sky Performance (Toronto), DanceHouse (Vancouver), National Arts Centre (Ottawa), Harbourfront Centre (Toronto) and Springboard Performance (Calgary).

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REDTalk: HOPE MATTERS

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REDTalk: HOPE MATTERS with Lee Maracle and her daughters, Columpa Bobb and Tania Carter

WHEN: Monday, March 8 at 4:00pm EST

On Monday, March 8that 4:00pm EST, join Red Sky as we celebrate International Women’s Day with award-winning writer Lee Maracle and her daughters, Columpa Bobb and Tania Carter, for an indelible conversation about the journey of Indigenous people from colonial beginnings to reconciliation.

Lee Maracle’s daughters wrote poetry with their mother as children and dreamed they would one day write a book together. Their book Hope Matters is the result of that dream. Written collaboratively by mother and daughters, the poems in Hope Matters blend their three voices together into a shared song of hope and reconciliation which is more prescient than ever.

In Association with HotDocs.

Lee Maracle is a poet, novelist, storyteller, leader and activist on issues pertaining to Indigenous people.

Columpa Bobb is aphotographer, actor, playwright, poet and teacher.

Tania Carter is an actor, playwright and poet.

Sandra Laronde is an arts leader, creator, and the Executive & Artistic Director of Red Sky Performance.

This event has a sliding scale pay structure, please pay what you can. To register for this event, click HERE.

Red Sky gratefully acknowledges the generous support of Canadian Heritage for our REDTalks Series.

REDTalk: Dr. Duke Redbird

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REDTalk: A Dish With One Spoon with Dr. Duke Redbird

WHEN: Thursday, February 25 at 4:00pm EST

On Thursday, February 25that 4:00pm EST, join Elder and prolific artist Duke Redbird for a conversation about the Dish with One Spoon Treaty and what it means today. Dr. Duke Redbird is from the Saugeen First Nation, he is an Indigenous intellectual, poet, painter, broadcaster, filmmaker and keynote speaker. He brings his breadth of cultural knowledge and artistic practice to the benefit of a global audience.

Duke Redbird is an elder, poet, activist, educator, and artist. A member of the Saugeen First Nation in Ontario, he is a pillar of First Nations literature in Canada and is accomplished at numerous art disciplines including poetry, painting, theatre, and film.

Sandra Laronde is an arts leader, creator, and the Executive & Artistic Director of Red Sky Performance.

This event has a sliding scale pay structure, please pay what you can. To register for this event, click HERE.

Red Sky gratefully acknowledges the generous support of Canadian Heritage for our REDTalks Series.

REDTalk: Dr. Leroy Little Bear

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REDTalk: BIG THINKING AND RETHINKING: BLACKFOOT METAPHYSICS with Dr. Leroy Little Bear

WHEN: Thursday, February 11 at 4:00pm EST

On Thursday, February 11that 4:00pm EST, join the acclaimed and wise scientist Leroy Little Bear in conversation with Red Sky Artistic Director Sandra Laronde to talk about big ideas spanning Blackfoot metaphysics and the role of Indigenous thinking to help shape solutions for a better future.

Leroy Little Bear is Blackfoot from Kainai First Nation in Alberta. He is a renowned teacher, researcher and professor emeritus at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta. His lifetime of accomplishments include some of the most important political achievements for Indigenous peoples in Canada.

Sandra Laronde is an arts leader, creator, and the Executive & Artistic Director of Red Sky Performance.

This event has a sliding scale pay structure, please pay what you can. To register for this event, click HERE.

Red Sky gratefully acknowledges the generous support of Canadian Heritage for our REDTalks Series

CALL FOR INDIGENOUS MUSIC CREATORS

CALL FOR INDIGENOUS MUSIC CREATORS

Red Sky Performance is bringing their award-winning production Mistatim to the screen for an engaging digital experience. Working with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Mistatim will be reimagined to include newly created music by four Indigenous music creators and eight TSO musicians, who will explore and learn together. The collaboration will include four mentorship sessions with leading Indigenous and TSO musicians, creators, and composers.

CALL FOR ARTISTS:

  • Indigenous music creators from across Canada and the United States with a strong interest in music collaboration.
  • The composition, collaboratively created, will be 15 minutes.
  • It is not necessary to read or write music.

PROJECT TIMELINE: March 15 – May 20, 2021

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  February 12, 2021

MILESTONES:

  1. Music composition and collaboration (online/Zoom) (March 15-April 30)
  2. Music mentorship sessions (online/Zoom) (March 15-May 7, 2021)
  3. Music video/audio capture (May 7-20, 2021)

HOW TO APPLY: 

(1) Statement: A brief video or written statement outlining why you want to be part of this collaboration, what you hope to gain, and what you plan to contribute as a music creator -- 250 words or 2 minutes maximum.

(2) Resume: A brief resume including musical instruments, experience, touring, collaborations, training, and accomplishments -- one page maximum.

(3) Music Sample: A sample of your work in digital audio and/or video file (i.e., mp3) or web link (i.e., YouTube, Vimeo) -- 5-15 minutes in length.

(4) Music Score: A sample music score IF you have experience creating a score. This is not mandatory but will be reviewed as part of the adjudication process if you have it. Score may be for a music composition, film, music video, or theatre work.

(5) Contact: Include your full name, mailing address, telephone number, and email.

Apply to: Email your application to Kathy Morrison, General Manager, at gm@redskyperformance.com no later than February 12, 2021 at midnight.

If you have any questions, please contact gm@redskyperformance.com.

Applicants will be shortlisted based on their submitted material and then invited to participate in a brief interview (on Zoom) with adjudicators after which final decisions will be made.

Applicants will be notified by February 19 and selected music creators will begin March 15, 2021.

An artist fee will be paid to selected Indigenous music creators. The fee will be commensurate with experience.

Red Sky Performance and Toronto Symphony Orchestra will adhere to provincial COVID-19 health and safety guidelines. Due to current health guidelines and travel restrictions, this project will take place online (primarily via Zoom).

ABOUT MISTATIM

An unforgettable story of reconciliation, Mistatim is about the taming of a wild horse and the truest of friendships. Under a prairie sky, a simple wooden fence is all that separates Calvin on his ranch and Speck on her reservation. In many ways they are worlds apart, that is, until a wild horse named Mistatim turns their worlds upside down. Red Sky’s award-winning production for young audiences, Mistatim will be transformed into an exciting, multi-faceted digital experience.

ABOUT RED SKY

Red Sky Performance is a leading company of contemporary Indigenous performance in Canada and worldwide. Now in our 20th year of performance (dance, theatre, music and media), Red Sky’s work highlights the originality and power of contemporary performance, enabling new creations to expand the breadth and scope of Indigenous-made work in Canada.

ABOUT TORONTO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

One of Canada’s most respected arts organizations, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra plays a vital role in the city’s dynamic cultural life. Committed to serving local and national communities through vibrant performances and expansive educational activities, the TSO is a unique musical ambassador for Canada around the world.

Adjudicators will comprise of representatives from Red Sky Performance and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.

WISDOM KEEPERS SERIES

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WISDOM KEEPERS: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teaching of Plants with Robin Wall Kimmerer

WHEN: Thursday, December 3 at 3:00pm EST

Co-presented by Red Sky Performance and Canadian Stage

Botanist and writer Robin Wall Kimmerer joins host Sandra Laronde as part of the Wisdom Keeper Series that will illuminate our collective need for interdependence and connection at a time of crisis and injustice.

Her best-selling book, Braiding Sweetgrass, deftly argues that the regenerative capacity of Mother Earth will help create the conditions needed for renewal. Her work makes a poignant case for cultures of ‘regenerative reciprocity’. As a global pandemic intensifies, her wisdom is more timely and relevant than ever.

Robin Wall Kimmerer is a mother, scientist, professor, and member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. She is the author of the bestselling book Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teaching of Plants and Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses which won the John Burroughs Medal for outstanding nature writing. She has a PhD in Botany from the University of Wisconsin and is a distinguished professor in environmental biology at the State University of New York.

Sandra Laronde is an arts leader, creator, and the Executive & Artistic Director of Red Sky Performance. She is from the Teme-Augama-Anishinaabe (People of the Deep Water) from Temagami, northern Ontario. She is the host of REDTalks and the Wisdom Keepers Series.

Red Sky gratefully acknowledges Canadian Heritage and the Canada Council for the Arts for their generous support.

REDTalk: Autumn Peltier

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REDTalk with "Water Protector" Autumn Peltier

WHEN: Friday, October 9th at 1:00pm EST

Our REDTalks Series celebrates exceptional ideas and performances from Indigenous artists, innovators and leaders.

Join host and artistic director Sandra Laronde in a rare interview with Autumn Peltier and Stephanie Peltier to discuss her extraordinary life that brings water, activism, and culture together.

Autumn Peltier is a teenage superstar and water protector from the Anishinaabe of the Wikiwemikong First Nation in northern Ontario. At the age of 13, she became known as a “water warrior” and pressed world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly in her quest to protect the world’s natural water sources and provide clean water for all.

She was nominated for the International Children’s Peace Prize for the past three years, received several honours and awards for water conservancy, and made waves at the at the Assembly of First Nations, United Nations Secretary-General’s Climate Change Action Summit in New York, and the Children’s Climate Change Conference in Sweden.

Autumn’s mother, Stephanie Peltier, has been a tremendous source of inspiration along with her great aunt Josephine Mandimin, who lobbied tirelessly for the protection of the Great Lakes.

Co-produced with Fall for Dance North

Where: https://www.ffdnorth.com/program/artist-talks

Cost: Free

Red Sky gratefully acknowledges the generous support of Canadian Heritage for our REDTalks Series.

RED SKY IN HIGH PARK

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Red Sky in HIGH PARK 

WHEN: 

Friday, October 9 at 5:30 PM EST

Saturday, October 10 at 1:00 PM EST

Saturday, October 10 at 4:00 PM EST

Sunday, October 11 at 1:00 PM EST

Dora Award-winning Red Sky Performance returns to Canadian Stage with cutting-edge dance creations from the company’s acclaimed repertoire. Join us for a mixed rep of scintillating short works.

Audiences are invited to experience some of Red Sky’s most gifted and imaginative dancers as they grace our stage in one of the city’s most majestic parks. This one-act, family-friendly, physically distanced performance will adhere to COVID-19 safety protocols.

High Park performances are pay-what-you-can but require a reservation. To book your reservation at Canadian Stage: https://www.canadianstage.com/Online/

FLOW

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FLOW

WHEN: Saturday, October 3 at 2 PM EST (Eastern Time)

Red Sky is proud to open the Signature Program of world premieres at the Fall For Dance North Festival on October 3 at 2 PM EST.

Red Sky presents FLOW, a new work commissioned by FFDN with additional support from Neighbourhood Dance Works.

Led by Red Sky Artistic Director Sandra Laronde, this collaborative and multidisciplinary production features choreography by Associate Artist Jera Wolfe and music by Chicago’s Third Coast Percussion.

Get your tix and learn more about the Signature Program here: https://www.ffdnorth.com/program/2020-signature-program

REDTalk: Joy Harjo

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WHEN: Monday, September 21 at 2 pm EST (Eastern Time)

On Monday, September 21st at 2 pm EST, join the magical, resilient, and acclaimed U.S.A Poet Laureate Joy Harjo in conversation with Red Sky Artistic Director Sandra Laronde on her life as the nation’s poet laureate, her thoughts on narrative sovereignty, and the recent Supreme Court ruling recognizing the lands of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation which is hailed as a historic win for tribes and their long struggle for sovereignty.

In 2019, Joy Harjo was appointed the 23rd United States Poet Laureate, the first Native American to hold this distinction. Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Harjo is an internationally respected and award-winning poet, writer, performer, and saxophone player of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. She is the author of nine books of poetry and a memoir.

It’s FREE. To register: https://live.neme.tv/register?channelName=live 

Red Sky Performance’s Wisdom Keepers Series is part of our REDTalks Series which celebrates exceptional Indigenous artists, innovators, and leaders. REDTalks drives ideas, mobilizes action, and serves as a catalyst for social change.

Red Sky gratefully acknowledges Canadian Heritage for their generous support of the REDTalks Series.

REDTalk: Ziindaamagat

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WHEN: Sunday, June 21 at 2 pm EST (Eastern Time)

Imposed limitations have always been a source of great innovation and ingenuity. How do we push through our limitations, go beyond our comfort zones, and navigate through a time of lock-down? How do we move from thinking outside of the box to thinking and doing inside of the circle? What does this even mean?

On Sunday, June 21st at 2 pm EST, join performers and cirque artists online as they perform within unbelievable restrictions. You'll see some of the most beautiful, breathtaking excerpts from Red Sky Performance's repertoire followed by a REDTalk with our artistic director Sandra Laronde and performers Jinny Jacinto and Samantha Halas.

It's FREE. REGISTER HERE

REDTalk: Wisdom Keeper Series “Watch Party”

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WHEN: Saturday, June 20th, 2020
2 pm EST (Eastern Time)

WHERE: Online

Due to its popularity online, we're streaming the recording of this special 90-minute event, held on May 20th. Join our "watch party" of this essential REDTalk featuring Senator Murray Sinclair, author Lee Maracle, and artistic director and moderator Sandra Laronde as they delve into the pandemic and the meaning of wisdom.

It's FREE. CLICK HERE TO VIEW on Saturday, June 20th, 2020 at 2 pm EST.

Artwork by Philip Cote

Mistatim Gallops Across Canada

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Mistatim Gallops Across Canada

WHEN: Friday, June 19th, 2020 at 2pm EST (Eastern Time)

In celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Week, Red Sky Performance brings a thrilling virtual performance of our award-winning Mistatim to every province and territory in Canada. Ideal for children from 6 - 12 years, parents, teachers, presenters, and all audiences.

Out of the gate on June 19th, 2020, this fast-paced horse will trot, gallop, and fly from one end of the country to the other on this one-day digital tour. Following the performance, join us for a Social Round Up in the chat room.

British Columbia & Yukon: 11 am PDT

Alberta & NWT: 12 pm MDT

Manitoba: 1 pm CDT

Saskatchewan: 12 pm CDT

Ontario, Quebec: 2 pm EDT

New Brunswick & Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island: 3 pm AST

Newfoundland & Labrador: 3:30 pm NDT

Nunavut would either be 11 am or 12 pm depending on where you are in the territory.

You'll enjoy an unforgettable story of the truest of friendships told through the “taming” of a wild horse. You can expect to meet the artists and experience a virtual performance, followed by a Social Round Up in the chat room with artists. Come and meet Mistatim in the virtual flesh!

It's FREE.

Watch a brief excerpt of Mistatim in a workshop here.

This is a free event. To register, click here.

To make a donation in support of Red Sky Performance's programming, click here.

 

“Mistatim vibrates with energetic freedom and thrilling eye-opening discovery.”

– NOW Magazine

REDTalk: Wisdom Keeper Series

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with Senator Murray Sinclair and Lee Maracle

WHEN: May 20th, 2020 at 2 pm EST

WHERE: Online

During this special 90-minute online REDTalk, join Senator Murray Sinclair, author and activist Lee Maracle, and artistic director and moderator Sandra Laronde as they delve into the COVID-19 pandemic from an Indigenous perspective and context.

While we quarantine at home, nature is starting to restore itself, and a greater balance can be felt. Is this our opportunity to reconnect with the ecology of Indigenous values as a way forward? Could this be the first step towards living in balance with all living beings? Is meaningful transformation on the horizon?

Our Wisdom Keeper Series is part of Red Sky Performance’s REDTalks Series, which celebrates exceptional Indigenous artists, innovators, and leaders. REDTalks drives ideas, mobilizes action, and serves as a catalyst for social change.

Murray Sinclair is a member of the Canadian Senate and a First Nations lawyer who served as Co-Chair of the Aboriginal Justice Inquiry in Manitoba and as Chief Commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Lee Maracle is a poet, novelist, storyteller, and activist on issues pertaining to Indigenous people.

Sandra Laronde is an arts leader, creator, and the Executive & Artistic Director of Red Sky Performance.

To RSVP: https://redtalks-wisdom-keeper-series.eventbrite.com

Red Sky gratefully acknowledges Canadian Heritage for their generous support of the REDTalks Series.

 

Artwork by Philip Cote. Artwork commissioned by Scotiabank, Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund Legacy Room.

Mistatim Live Online

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WHEN: Tuesday, May 5th, 11am EST

WHERE: Online

Red Sky Performance is presenting a live reading of the award-winning “Mistatim” for young audiences, teachers, and parents online on May 5th at 11 am EST. (Ideal for Grades 1 - 6).

You will enjoy an unforgettable story of the truest of friendships told through the “taming” of a wild horse. You can expect to meet the artists, experience a live read-through, get a glimpse into the creative process, and of course, you’ll meet Mistatim in the virtual flesh!

If you would like to join us for “Mistatim” online, please register on Eventbrite: https://mistatim-live-online.eventbrite.com

“Mistatim vibrates with energetic freedom and thrilling eye-opening discovery.”
– NOW Magazine

Trace Tour to USA & NAC

Trace will tour to the United States and Canada in 2021!
Please stay tuned for more information about our Trace Tour in the spring and fall of 2021.

World Premiere of AF

World Premiere Season (February 18 - March 1, 2020)

Performance Listings

 

Preview #1

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

8:00 PM

 

Preview #2

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

8:00 PM

 

Opening Night

Thursday, February 20, 2020

8:00 PM

 

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Friday, February 21, 2020

7:00 PM

 

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Saturday, February 22, 2020

2:00 PM

 

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Saturday, February 22, 2020

8:00 PM

 

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

8:00 PM

 

AF (with post-show talkback)

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

1:00 PM

 

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

8:00 PM

 

AF (with post-show talkback)

Thursday, February 27, 2020

8:00 PM

 

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Friday, February 28, 2020

7:00 PM

 

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Saturday, February 29, 2020

2:00 PM

 

AF

Saturday, February 29, 2020

8:00 PM

 

AF

Sunday, March 01, 2020

2:00 PM

 

Marilyn and Charles Baillie Theatre

Canadian Stage

26 Berkeley Street, Toronto, Ontario

Purchase tickets here

REDTALKS

REDTalk: Truth & (re)conciliation: The Creative Context

WHEN:

Friday, February 21, 2020 at 8:00pm-10:00pm (after 7:00pm AF performance)

WHERE:

Rehearsal Hall, Canadian Stage
26 Berkeley Street, Toronto, ON

TICKETS:

$15, tickets available at door

Join us for a lively conversation about the role of arts in Truth and (re)Conciliation. Have the arts lagged behind the TRC conversation or is art at the forefront? What is our role as artists and creators and how can it be reimagined?

For this REDTalk, Anishinaabe creative Ryan McMahon, Métis visual artist David Garneau, and Jessica Bolduc, Anishinaabe from the 4Rs Youth Movement will explore the implications of Truth and Reconciliation within the context of the Arts.

Hosted by Sandra Laronde, Artistic Director of Red Sky Performance.

Ryan McMahon (Anishinaabe) is a writer, comedian, media maker and community activator whose storytelling style is irreverent and boundary-pushing.

David Garneau (Métis) is a Professor of Visual Arts at the University of Regina. His practice includes painting, curation, and critical writing.

Jessica Bolduc (Anishinaabe-French) is the Executive Director of the 4Rs Youth movement, which centres the needs and roles Indigenous young people play in moving forward reconciliation between individuals, communities & systems in Canada.

Red Sky gratefully acknowledges Canadian Heritage for their generous support of our REDTalks Series.

 

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WHEN:

Friday, January 24, 2020 at 7:00pm

WHERE:

Artscape Daniels Launchpad, Sugar C

East Tower, 130 Queens Quay E 4th floor, Toronto, ON

TICKETS:

$10, tickets available at door only

 

Duncan McCue (Anishinaabe) is an award-winning journalist, host of CBC Radio One Cross Country Checkup, and author of The Shoe Boy: A Trapline Memoir. A member of the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation in southern Ontario, he is based in Toronto where his journalism is featured on CBC's The National. McCue's work has garnered several RTNDA and Jack Webster Awards. He was awarded an Indspire Award for Public Service (2017) and a Knight Fellowship at Stanford University (2011). His debut book The Shoe Boy: A Trapline Memoir recounts a season he spent in a hunting camp with a Cree family in northern Quebec as a teenager.

Red Sky gratefully acknowledges Canadian Heritage for their generous support of our REDTalks Series.

 

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WHEN:

Friday, January 10, 2020 at 7:00pm

WHERE:

Artscape Sandbox, 301 Adelaide Street West, Toronto

TICKETS:

$20 (via Eventbrite or at the door)

Come and experience the extraordinary life of Muriel Miguel through her engaging stories, photos, and video over the past 60-years! As Founder and Artistic Director of New York City's Spiderwoman Theater, Muriel shares her remarkable journey from her Brooklyn roots to landmark contributions to the contemporary feminist and Indigenous theatre movements in the United States, Canada, and around the world.

Our host will be Candy Palmater, a recovered lawyer turned feminist comic. Candy is the creator and star of her own national, multiple award-winning TV series, The Candy Show (APTN).

Red Sky gratefully acknowledges Canadian Heritage for their generous support of our REDTalks Series.

In association with Nightwood Theatre.

 

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WHEN:

Friday, November 8, 2019 at 7:30pm

WHERE:

Verity Club, 111d Queen St E, Toronto

TICKETS:

$20, tickets available at door only

Tina Keeper joined us in Toronto for a scintillating performance and up-close-and-personal conversation about her remarkable life as an actress, politician, producer, and filmmaker. Tina Keeper is a Gemini Award-winning actress, producer, filmmaker and documentary filmmaker from Norway House First Nation in Northern Manitoba. Best known for her role in the critically acclaimed CBC Television series North of 60, Tina became the first Indigenous person to lead a Canadian television drama. More recently, she performed in the 2018 film, Falls Around Her.

We gratefully acknowledge Canadian Heritage for their generous support of our REDTalks Series.

 

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REDTALK: "Truth 2 Power" - 7:30pm, Friday, August 16, 2019

“Truth 2 Power” explores the act of reclamation through song, stories, music and short-film, featuring 4 award-winning Indigenous women singers and multi-instrumentalists from 3 countries: Canada, New Zealand, and the United States, and 2 short-films from Canada.

Featuring highly acclaimed Indigenous women artists: Ora Barlow-Tukaki (New Zealand), Nadene Rasmussen (New Zealand), Marie Gaudet (Canada), and Raye Zaragoza (United States) and Indigenous filmmakers Shane Belcourt (Canada) and Helen Haig-Brown (Canada).

In partnership with Arraymusic.

WHERE: Array Music, 155 Walnut Street, Toronto
COST: PWYC, Suggested $20
Tickets at the door only

We gratefully acknowledge Canadian Heritage for their generous support of the REDTalks Series.

Trace at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, United States: (August 7-11, 2019)

 

Trace at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, United States: Public Performances 

Our newest creation, Trace, enjoyed six sold out performances and six standing ovations at this internationally-renowned festival in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts in summer 2019!

Trace made its U.S. premiere at the Doris Duke Theatre from August 7-11, 2019 as part of the Festival.

Trace is a highly kinetic contemporary dance work inspired by Anishinaabe sky and star stories offering a glimpse into our origin and our future evolution.

Running time is 60 minutes and the show is suitable for Audiences 8+

 

Performance Listings: 

August 7-11, 2019 

Doris Duke Theatre, 358 George Carter Road
Becket, MA 01223 United States

 

Trace at Saint-Sauveur Arts Festival, Quebec: (August 4, 2019)

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We were part of the line-up for the 2019 Saint-Sauveur Arts Festival!

Our production “Trace” was performed at the Festival for one night only on Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 8 pm.

Saint-Sauveur Arts Festival is one of the leading events in the field of arts and culture in Quebec and Canada, and presents nationally and internationally renowned dance and music artists.

Trace is a highly kinetic contemporary dance work inspired by Anishinaabe sky and star stories offering a glimpse into our origin and our future evolution.

Running time is 60 minutes and the show is suitable for Audiences 8+

 

Performance Listing:

August 4, 2019 

Grand Chapiteau, 167, rue Principale, Saint-Sauveur, Québec

 

 

 

 

Adizokan at TSO’s School Concert Series (April 30 2019)

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Adizokan : Community Performances

Part of the TSO’s 2018 School Concert Series at Roy Thomson Hall
April 30, 2019, at 11:00am and 1:00pm

Adizokan, a Red Sky Performance and Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) collaboration, kicked off the TSO’s School Concert Series at Roy Thomson Hall on April 30, 2019, at 11am and 1pm.

Featuring Indigenous vocals, electro-acoustic and orchestral music, and dance and film, Red Sky Performance's genre-defying production Adizokan was performed for middle school and high school students in Toronto and the GTA as part of the series.

Watch a two-minute excerpt of Adizokan here.

Information on the Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s School Shows, including study guides, lesson plans, podcasts, and instructions for booking tickets, can be found here.

Backbone at Danse Danse, Montreal: (March 19-23, 2019)

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Backbone at Danse Danse, Montreal: Public Performances

Backbone performed five shows at the Danse Danse Festival in Montreal from March 19-23, 2019.

Backbone ferociously brings to life the electricity, circuitry, and impulses of a sentient land as it emerges from millions of years of restlessness. With powerful live music and highly physical solos, duets and ensembles, the performers interpret nature's spine and landscapes to embody Indigenous mapping and Western cartography.

Performance Listings:

19 March 2019 – 8 PM
20 March 2019 – 8 PM
21 March 2019 – 8 PM
22 March 2019 – 8 PM
23 March 2019 – 8 PM

Backbone Tours to Europe: (January 21-February 24, 2019)

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Backbone Tours to Europe: Public Performances

Red Sky toured Europe with the multiple Dora Award nominated production Backbone! We performed 22 shows over 5-weeks in Europe running January 21 - February 24, 2019.

Backbone performed at world-class performing arts venues in Netherlands, Germany, Belgium and Poland as part of this European Tour. Backbone ferociously brings to life the electricity, circuitry, and impulses of a sentient land as it emerges from millions of years of restlessness. With powerful live music and highly physical solos, duets and ensembles, the performers interpret nature's spine and landscapes to embody Indigenous mapping and Western cartography.

 

Performance Listings:

January 24: Theater Tilburg, Tilburg, Netherlands
January 25: Theater aan de Parade, Den Bosch, Netherlands
January 26, Schouwburg Kunstmin, Dordrecht, Netherlands
January 27: Oberrheinhalle Offenburg, Offenburg, Germany
January 30: Schouwburg de Kring, Roosendaal, Netherlands
January 31: Cultureel Centrum de West, Aalst, Belgium
February 1: Parktheater Eindhoven, Eindhoven, Netherlands
February 2: Theater de Flint, Amersfoort, Netherlands
February 3: Stadttheater Minden, Minden, Germany
February 6: Theater de Blauwe Kei, Veghel, Netherlands
February 7: Schouwburg Amstelveen, Amstelveen, Netherlands
February 8: Theater des Stoep, Spijkenisse, Netherlands
February 9: Achterolmen Cultureel Centrum, Maseik, Belgium
February 12: Scharoun-Theater, Wolfsburg, Germany
February 13: Stadsschouwburg Velsen, Ijmuijden, Netherlands
February 14: Stadsschouwburg Middelburg, Middelburg, Netherlands
February 15: Theater de Lampegiet, Veenendaal, Netherlands
February 17: National Forum of Music, Wroclaw, Poland
February 20: Schouwburg Cuijk, Cuijk, Netherlands
February 21: Schouwurg de Meerse, Hoofdoorp, Netherlands
February 22: De Rijswijkse Schouwburg, Rijswijk, Netherlands
February 23: Deventer Schouwburg, Deventer, Netherlands

MISTATIM gallops through Ontario & B.C. (January 14-March 8, 2019)

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MISTATIM gallops through Ontario & B.C. 

Red Sky Performances’ timeless story of reconciliation for children and their families was on tour to schools in Ontario (Jan 16-Feb 22) and B.C. (Feb 25-Mar 8) with special theatre performances enthralling 25,000 little beating hearts with Mistatim magic!

Mistatim enjoyed 80 shows in schools across Ontario and B.C. as part of the tour, along with the four exclusive performances below that are ticketed and open to the public.

 

 

January 14: 12:30pm – Flato Markham Theatre

Markham Discovery Program Education Series

January 15: 10:00am & 12:30pm – Flato Markham Theatre

Markham Discovery Program Education Series

For more information contact Monica Pain, Discovery Coordinator: 905-415-7537 ext. 5580 | mpain@markham.ca

For tickets and more information visit here

January 20: 2:00pm – Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion, Haliburton

Razzamataz Kids’ Shows!

For tickets and more information visit here

February 5: 10:30am – Gravenhurst Opera House

Town of Gravenhurst School Programming

For more information contact Krista Storey, Manager of Arts and Culture: 705-687-5550 ext. 27 | or send a message online

 

EDUCATORS: If you are interested in bringing MISTATIM to your school, please contact:

Ontario: Bremely Karthigesu, Prologue to the Performing Arts: bremely@prologue.org

British Columbia: Hannah Jarvis, ArtStarts in Schools: hannah@artstarts.com

 

 

If you are interested in bringing Mistatim to your school or community, please contact us at info@redskyperformance.com

Red Sky Performance gratefully acknowledges the touring support of: Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council

TRACE Ontario Run: (November 21-24, 2018)

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Trace Ontario Run: Public Performances

From the stars we are born. We are traceable to the very beginnings of the universe, our ancestral origins stretching across the Milky Way to the atoms burning inside of us here on earth. Trace maps our Anishinaabe sky and star stories, offering a glimpse into our origin and our future evolution.

Running time is 60 minutes and the show is suitable for Audiences 8+

 

Performance Times:

7:30 pm: November 21, 2018

First Ontario Performing Arts Centre, Partridge Hall

St. Catharines, ON

8 pm: November 22, 2018

Rose Theatre Main Stage

Brampton, ON

7:30 pm: November 24, 2018

Grand Theatre, Regina Rosen Auditorium

Kingston, ON

TRACE World Premiere at Berkeley Street Theatre (October 30-November 11, 2018)

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Trace at Canadian Stage's Berkeley Street Theatre: Public Performances

World Premiere: October 30 - November 11, 2018
Berkeley Street Theatre,
26 Berkeley St, Toronto, ON

 

From the stars we are born. We are traceable to the very beginnings of the universe, our ancestral origins stretching across the Milky Way to the atoms burning inside of us here on earth. Trace maps our Anishinaabe sky and star stories, offering a glimpse into our origin and our future evolution.

Running time is 60 minutes and the show is suitable for Audiences 8+

 

Performance times:

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 8 PM*

Fridays at 7 PM

Sundays at 2 PM.

*Please note the Wednesday, November 7 performance is at 1 PM

Tickets range from $49-$79 and are available for purchase online, by phone at 416-368-3110, or in person at the Berkeley Street Box Office. For details visit canadianstage.com

 

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We had a very special treat lined up for  Thursday's show!

Melanie Goodchild joined us for a post-show talk on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 9 pm to introduced us to Anishinaabe cosmology and star knowledge and reflect on some of the themes of TRACE.

Dubbed NASA’s Indigenous voice, Melanie is a Waterloo researcher who is working as a bridge between Indigenous knowledge and NASA to reduce climate change vulnerability for First Nations communities. Find out more about her here: bit.ly/2SU6Gk7

We gratefully acknowledge Canadian Heritage and Ontario Arts Council - Conseil des arts de l'Ontario for their generous support of the 2018-19 REDTalks Series.

Adizokan at TSO’s School Concert Series (October 30-31, 2018)

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Adizokan : Community Performances

Part of the TSO’s 2018 School Concert Series at Roy Thomson Hall
October 30, 2018, at 10:30am and 12:30pm
October 31, 2018, at 11:00am and 1:00pm

Adizokan, a Red Sky Performance and Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) collaboration, kicks off the TSO’s School Concert Series at Roy Thomson Hall on October 30, 2018, at 10:30am and 12:30pm, October 31, 2018, at 11:00am and 1:00pm, and April 30, 2019, at 11am and 1pm.

Featuring Indigenous vocals, electro-acoustic and orchestral music, and dance and film, Red Sky Performance's genre-defying production Adizokan will kick off six performances for middle school and high school students in Toronto and the GTA, reaching over 10,000 youth.

Watch a two-minute excerpt of Adizokan here.

Information on the Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s School Shows, including study guides, lesson plans, podcasts, and instructions for booking tickets, can be found here.

Mistatim On Tour (October 12-26, 2018)

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Mistatim Fall 2018 Tour: Community Performances
October 12-26, 2018
Northern Ontario and Northern Quebec

Mistatim bolts out of the gate once again and this time to northern Ontario and northern Quebec. We will perform in theatres, schools, and community centres in Dryden, Sioux Lookout, Kenora, White River, Wawa, Sault Ste Marie, Elliott Lake, Bear Island on Lake Temagami, Cobalt, New Liskeard, and Notre-Dame-du-Nord in Quebec.
Thursday, October 12
6:30pm - Mistatim presented by Dryden Children's Delight
Dryden Regional Training & Cultural Centre
Dryden, ON

Saturday, October 13
6:30pm - Mistatim presented by Kids Kaleidoscope Entertainment Series
Sioux Mountain Public School
Sioux Lookout, ON

Sunday, October 14
2:00pm - Mistatim presented by Sunday Smiles Family Entertainment
Evergreen Public School
Kenora, ON

Wednesday October 17
10am - St. Basil Catholic School
White River, ON

2pm - St. Joseph Catholic School
Wawa, ON

Thursday October 18
9am - school show
10:30am - workshop
1:00pm - school show
St Basil Elementary School
Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Friday October 19
10:00am - Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School
Elliott Lake, ON

1:00pm - St. Mary Catholic School
Massey, ON

Saturday, October 20
2:00pm - Mistatim presented by Over The Rainbow Children's Entertainment Series
Sault Community Theatre
1007 Trunk Rd, Sault Ste. Marie, ON
For Tickets Call: (705) 946-4081

Tuesday, October 23
11:00am - school show
1:00pm - workshop
Laura Mackenzie Learning Centre
Bear Island, Temagami First Nation

Wednesday, October 24
11:00am - school show
1:00pm - workshop
Kewiten School
8 Avenue Algonquin, Notre-Dame-du-Nord, QC

Thursday October 25
1:00pm - workshop
English Catholic Central School
245 Shephardson Street, New Liskeard, ON

Thursday October 25
6:45pm - Mistatim presented by Pied Piper Kids' Shows
Classic Theatre Cobalt
30 Silver Street, Cobalt, ON
For Tickets Call: (705) 672-2281

Tickets can also be purchased at the following retailers:
Chat Noir Books, New Liskeard
BNS Corner Gas, Haileybury
Laura's Art Shoppe, Cobalt

Friday October 26
10:00am - workshop
1:00pm - workshop
English Catholic Central School
245 Shephardson Street, New Liskeard, ON