REDTalk: Mission Songs

July 24, 2018

Mission Songs Project faithfully explored the musical journey of First Nations Australian music as Jessie Lloyd connects the traditional with contemporary, revealing the continuation of cultural practice and song traditions into the 21st Century.

The Baby G, Toronto, Ontario

Getting On Your Feet: Haka, Movement, and Storytelling

June 3, 2018

Facilitated by Red Sky Associate Artist Eddie Elliott, he delivered of a workshop based in both contemporary movement and traditional Maori dance forms/storytelling methodologies.

Guelph Dance Festival, Guelph, Ontario

Getting On Your Feet All-Day Dance Seminar

May 28 & June 1, 2018

The cast of Mistatim spent 2 days with the students of Mississauga Secondary School, giving them the opportunity to work up close and personal with professional performers in learning basic voice and body warm-ups, confidence building, theatre games, and movement.

Mississauga Secondary School, Mississauga, Ontario

REDTalk: An Evening with Bea Shawanda

April 24, 2018

Bea shared 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.

Verity, Toronto, Ontario

Canada-China Creative Industries Trade Mission

Sandra Laronde, Executive & Artistic Director of Red Sky Performance was invited by The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage to join the very first Canadian Creative Industries Trade Mission to China in April 2018. On this exciting trade mission, delegates sought to establish greater commercial ties and export opportunities for Canadian companies across all sectors. Led by Minister Joly, this mission began constructive exchanges that and to see how Canadian Heritage can support Canada’s creative industries expansion in the Chinese market.

Beijing & Shanghai, China

REDTalk: Tanya Tagaq and Laakkuluuk Williamson Bathory

March 21, 2018

Sandra Laronde in conversation with Tanya Tagaq and Laakkuluuk Williamson Bathory look at the artists’ work through a lens of their Indigeneity, spanning Inuit culture from Canada to Greenland.

Berkeley Street Theatre, Toronto, Ontario

Lieutenant Governor recognizes Miigis with Ontario Heritage Award

Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, Elizabeth Dowdeswell presented Red Sky Performance’s Miigis project with a Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Award for Excellence in Conservation on Friday, February 23, 2018.

Red Sky has a strong track record of creating experiences that connect art to nature. Miigis is a shining example of conservation, health, valuing water, culture, science, and the nature of connection.

For almost two decades, Red Sky embodies a deep conservation ethic that is embedded in our programming. We have collaborated with leading Indigenous artists from First Nations, Inuit and Metis communities within Ontario and from Indigenous communities from overseas. The process of exchange has built a platform for sharing Indigenous perspectives of the Indigenous Peoples of Turtle Island, and our intrinsic understanding of contemporary challenges, and traditional practices of land and water conservation.

Miigis was co-commisioned by the City of Toronto, The Bentway and Fort York Historic Site in September 2017.

Lieutenant Governor’s Suite, Ontario Legislative Building

Governor General Awards Meritorious Service Decoration to Sandra Laronde

Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, presented a Meritorious Service Decoration to Executive & Artistic Director Sandra Laronde on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 during a ceremony at Fairmount Royal York Hotel. This is an honour that only 1300 people have received to date, and it’s bestowed upon people for “remarkable contributions” and being a positive inspiration to Canadians.

Fairmont Royal York, Toronto