Exciting upcoming performances, engagements and events.


REDTalks: An Evening with Bea Shawanda
Tuesday, April 24, 7pm
Verity, 111 Queen Street East
Toronto, ON

A robust and extraordinary storyteller and culture keeper, Bea Shawanda (Odawa-Pottawattomi) is from the Manitoulin Islands. On April 24, Bea will share her experiences as an ex-student of the St. Joseph Residential School in Spanish, Ontario, contributing to creating a legacy of fortitude, hope, and resilience with First Nations and Canada. She is a frontline worker with over 35 years of experience in North America in health, education, social and family development as well as organizational leadership and multi-cultural training. Bea has commissioned books and developed curriculum on these subjects, and currently heads her own human resources development/leadership training organization.

The Verity Circle on Truth & Reconciliation together with Red Sky Performance is thrilled to bring Bea to Verity members for an evening to remember.



Mistatim at the Calgary International Children’s Festival
Wednesday, May 23, 10:15am & 12:30pm
Max Bell Theatre
220 9 Avenue SE, Calgary, AB

Mistatim will take center stage at the Max Bell Theatre in Calgary. An unforgettable story of reconciliation for children, 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.



Miigis at Guelph Dance Festival
Friday June 1 at 6pm, Saturday June 2 & Sunday June 3 at 12pm
Exhibition Park, 81 London Road West
Guelph, ON

An excerpt of Red Sky Performance’s Miigis will be featured at the 20th Annual Guelph Dance Festival at Exhibition Park, June 1-3.

Miigis reveals the power of nature and Indigenous prophecy. Inspired by Anishinaabe culture, Miigis is a symbol of ‘the perfect breath of life’, and a catalyst in a journey from the Atlantic Coast to the Great Lakes.


Getting on Your Feet Workshop: Haka, Movement, and Storytelling
Sunday June 3 at 9:30am
Guelph Youth Music Centre
75 Cardinal Street, Guelph, ON

Participants in this workshop will explore traditional Maori dance forms and storytelling methodologies in an impactful cultural exchange led by Red Sky’s energizing Associate Artist Eddie Elliott. Over the course of the workshop with this acclaimed Indigenous performer from New Zealand, participants will see their inhibitions replaced by enthusiasm, openness, and joy.