An evening of new and electrifying performances.


Red Sky at Night brings together Indigenous artists from around the globe as well as invited guests at the intersection of new and electrifying performances. Red Sky at Night is a special gala event of live music, dance, spoken word and theatre from a line-up of outstanding Indigenous performers and special guests.

From November 3 – 5, 2023,  three nights of Red Sky at Night was held at Canadian Stage’s Berkeley Street Theatre in downtown Toronto.

The line-up included Red Sky Performance, Shane Koyczan, The Bearhead Sisters, Reverb Dance Crew, and the Buffalo Twins.

We are proud to celebrate five incredible seasons of brilliant and illuminating Indigenous performance by Red Sky Performance at Canadian Stage with this exclusive three-nights-only show!

Red Sky Performance

Red Sky Performance is a leading company of contemporary Indigenous performance in Canada and worldwide. Led by Sandra Laronde, Red Sky plays a pivotal role in the ongoing cultural resurgence, and shines a light on Indigenous ingenuity, beauty, and powerful expression.

Shane Koyczan

Shane Koyczan is an internationally recognized author, poet, librettist, and award-winning spoken word artist. Lauded for his sold-out live performances, his work is moving, hilarious, challenging, provocative, and inspirational.

The Bearhead Sisters

Sisters Trina, Allie, and Carly Bearhead, from the Paul First Nation in Alberta, have been sharing their gift of song with growing audiences for two decades.  In March 2023, they took home their first Juno Award for their album, Unbreakable.

Reverb Dance Crew

Reverb is a hip hop and street style dance company that has been making waves for over a decade. Led by Fizz Oladiran, Reverb has transformed into a dynamic and artistic powerhouse that has performed across Canada, the United States, and Europe.

Buffalo Twins

Twin brothers Kirby and Kehew Buffalo, from Samson Cree Nation in Alberta, have danced since they could walk. Prairie dance styles have been a benchmark in shaping their identities as Nehiyaw (Plains Cree) men who take great pride in their culture.


Friday, November 3, 2023 at 8:00pm
Saturday, November 4, 2023 at 2:00pm
Saturday, November 4, 2023 at 8:00pm
Sunday, November 5, 2023 at 2:00pm

Canadian Stage, 26 Berkeley Street, Toronto

In August 2004, we held a Red Sky at Night event at the Carlu, a 850-seat concert hall in downtown Toronto, featuring artists from Canada, United States, Peru, and Greenland.

Our incredible line-up included Tomson Highway, Susan Aglukark, George Leach, Amos Key Jr, Jinny Jacinto, Patricia Cano and Makka Kleist. The evening featured thrilling excerpts from Red Sky's celebrated works performed by Sandra Laronde, Carlos Rivera, Jonathan Fisher, Rick Sacks, and Rick Shadrach Lazar.

The inaugural Red Sky at Night was held at Little Italy’s hotspot, Revival.

In photo: (L to R): Lorraine Segato, Sandra Laronde, Susan Aglukark, Molly Johnson, and Saidah Baba Talibah.

Red Sky at Night was officially launched in October 2003 to a sold-out house at Little Italy's hotspot, Revival. An exciting mix of well-known artists and media were in attendance including Tom Hill, Amos Key, Susan Aglukark, Sandra Laronde, Molly Johnson, Lorraine Segato, Saidah Baba Talibah, and George Leach.