Guest Lecture

Guest Lecture on Contemporary Sociocultural  

April 1, 2022

Red Sky Performance Artistic Director Sandra Laronde gave a guest lecture on “Contemporary Sociocultural” at Denison University.

Denison University, Granville, Ohio

Master Class

Master Class on Dance, Wellness, and Public Health

March 31, 2022

Red Sky Performance held a master class on Dance, Wellness, and Public Health at the Thorsen Dance Studio at Denison University, facilitated by dancers Lindsay Harpham and Jessica Mak.

Denison University, Granville, Ohio

Guest Lecture

Guest Lecture on Women and Organizational Leadership

March 31, 2022

Red Sky Performance Artistic Director Sandra Laronde gave a guest lecture on Women and Organizational Leadership Class at Denison University.

Denison University, Granville, Ohio 

Master Class

Somatics

March 31, 2022

Red Sky Performance held a Somatics master class at the Thorsen Dance Studio at Denison University facilitated, by dancers Lindsay Harpham and Jessica Mak.

Denison University, Granville, Ohio

Master Class

Fundamentals of Contemporary Dance

March 31, 2022

Red Sky Performance held a master class in the Fundamentals Contemporary Dance at the Thorsen Dance Studio at Denison, facilitated by dancers Lindsay Harpham and Jessica Mak.

Denison University, Granville, Ohio

REDTalk: Speaking Truth

Wednesday, March 2 at 6:00pm EST / Online

Red Sky Performance, in collaboration with Earl Haig Secondary School, presented a REDTalk with Dr. Michael DeGagné (Anishinaabe) who spoke about what Truth & Reconciliation means today, the impact of residential schools, and Indigenous modern history. This special REDTalk was focused on themes of TRC for educators, students, artists, and their families.

Dr. Michael 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. Dr. DeGagné is a recipient of the Order of Canada, the Order of Ontario, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, and the founding Executive Director of the Aboriginal Healing Foundation. He holds a PhD from Michigan State University. He is Anishinaabe from Animakee Wa Zhing 37 First Nation in Ontario.

BUSINESS / ARTS SPEAKER SERIES: NAVIGATING RISK IN 2022

January 19, 2022

As part of the Business / Arts Speaker Series, Red Sky Executive and Artistic Director Sandra Laronde joined a panel conversation about responding to risk and navigating uncertainty in the arts sector.

The panel features arts leaders from across the country to discuss how the current wave of the pandemic is affecting arts and culture organizations, and their response to rapidly changing restrictions and realities. Speakers included:

Alex Sarian, President and CEO, Arts Commons
Belinda Bale, Director of Marketing and Communications, The National Ballet of Canada
Sandra Laronde, Executive and Artistic Director, Red Sky Performance
Nik Nanos, Chief Data Scientist and Founder, Nanos Research

Pre-Show Chat w/RSO Music Director Gordon Gerrard

November 27

Regina Symphony Orchestra Music Director Gordon Gerrard will sit down for a pre-show chat with Sandra Laronde, director of Red Sky Performance. This is a great way to get some in-depth knowledge about the evening’s performance, Adizokan.

Adizokan is a unique, genre bending performance that shares Indigenous principles and connects the audience to the natural world through dance and music, featuring Indigenous artists and the musicians of the RSO.

Access to the pre-show chat is included with show ticket.

SFU Lecture: Indigenous Contemporary Dance

November 23

Executive & Artistic Director, Sandra Laronde, gave a lecture on Indigenous contemporary dance at Simon Fraser University to a group of 50 students in the Dance program at SFU’s School for the Contemporary Arts.