MIIGIS: Underwater Panther

Direction, Choreography: Sandra Laronde
in collaboration with the Performers.
Rehearsal Director: Joey Arrigo

Music & Sound Design: Rick Sacks
with Julian Cote, Pura Fe, Marie Gaudet, Marc Merilainen, Pierre Mongeon

Set & Costume Design: Teresa Przybylski

Miigis: Underwater Panther

Miigis: Underwater Panther is about our journey from salt water to fresh water as we explore catalysts for movement, water trade routes, Anishinaabe archetypes, and mystery beings on the incredible journey from the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes.

Miigis reveals the transformative power of water and Indigenous prophecy through contemporary Indigenous dance, theatrical innovation, and a fusion of athleticism, music, and media.

Commissioned by Canadian Stage and Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts.

  • World Premiere at Canadian Stage from January 21 - 29, 2023
  • 6 dancers, 4 musicians, 3 crew
  • Second day open (same day by arrangement)
  • 60 minutes running time


Original music by Red Sky Performance: Rick Sacks with Julian Cote, Pura Fé, Marie Gaudet, Marc Merilainen, and Pierre Mongeon.

Stream Miigis on Spotify, purchase the CD on Bandcamp, or download from the iTunes Store.


For touring inquiries, please contact:


Brent Belsher
Belsher Arts Management
T: +1.604.209.6337
E: brent@belshers.ca

Chris Tschida
Belsher Arts Management
T: +1.612.209.4225