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WHAT’S ON:

Trace Tours to Western and Eastern Canada

Performance Listings

 

Trace Tour to Eastern Canada

 

March 16, 2020

7:30pm

Capitol Theatre in Moncton, New Brunswick

https://capitol.nb.ca/en/

 

March 19, 2020

7:30pm

The Playhouse in Fredericton, New Brunswick

https://www.theplayhouse.ca/event/red-sky-performance/

 

March 21, 2020

8:00pm

Rebecca Cohn Theatre in Halifax, Nova Scotia

https://liveartdance.ca/2019-20-season/red-sky-performance/

 

March 24, 2020

8:00pm

Arts & Culture Centre in St John’s, Newfoundland

https://artsandculturecentre.com/stjohns/Online/default.asp

 

Trace Tour to Western Canada

 

October 9, 2019

7:30pm

Broadway Theatre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

https://broadwaytheatre.ca/events?p=event&event=4482

 

October 11, 2019

7:30pm

Arden Theatre in St. Albert, Alberta

https://stalbert.ca/exp/arden/performances/2019-2020-professional-series/trace-by-red-sky-performance

 

October 16, 2019

7:30pm

Venables Theatre in Oliver, British Columbia

https://www.venablestheatre.ca/coming-soon.html#TRACE

 

October 17, 2019

7:30pm

Vernon Performing Arts Centre in Vernon, British Columbia

https://www.ticketseller.ca/tickets/event/trace

 

REDTALK: “Truth 2 Power” – Friday, August 16, 2019

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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).

REDTalks is a series by Red Sky Performance and funded by Canadian Heritage.

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 and Ontario Arts Council - Conseil des arts de l'Ontario for their generous support of the 2018-19 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)

Trace at Saint-Sauveur Arts Festival, Quebec

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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