MIIGIS: Underwater Panther

Direction, Choreography: Sandra Laronde
in collaboration with the Performers.

Rehearsal Director & Collaborator, Joey Arrigo

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

Motion Graphics, Animation & Video Design: Febby Tan
Lighting Design: Matt Eckensweiler
Set Design: Julia Tribe
Costume Design: Lesley Hampton

Miigis: Underwater Panther

Miigis: Underwater Panther draws its inspiration from a prophecy in which the Anishinaabe must move westward or perish. It is about the great migration from the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes, moving from salt to freshwater. Miigis explores this journey, the mystery beings, the rise of matriarchy, and the ancestral pull towards the next seven generations.

In this landmark production, we bring a significant cultural story to the surface, centering our narrative, and opening the imaginations of audiences. We share Anishinaabe archetypes and mystery beings which are part of the Indigenous canon of North America, but whose stories have rarely - if ever - been seen or heard on stages.

Miigis reveals the power of nature through dance, theatrical innovation, and a fusion of athleticism, music, and film.

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

World Premiere at Canadian Stage from January 21 – 29, 2023

“The global premiere of Miigis: Underwater Panther is a tour de force.” – Globe and Mail

“Laronde and Red Sky Performance haven’t just made a great performance; their work epitomizes how meaningful, gripping, and profound great performances can be.”- Intermission Magazine

  • World Premiere at Canadian Stage from January 22 - 29, 2023
  • 6 dancers, 4 musicians, 3 crew
  • Second day open (same day by arrangement)
  • 60 minutes running time
MIIGIS: UNDERWATER PANTHER NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

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Miigis: Underwater Panther will tour in Canada and the United States in 2023

Tour Schedule 

Toronto, ON
January 22 – 29, 2023
Canadian Stage, Berkeley Theatre
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Markham, ON 
February 1, 2023, 8:00PM
Flato Markham Theatre
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Courtenay, BC
February 5, 2023, 7:30PM
Sid Williams Theatre
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Nanaimo, BC
February 7, 2023, 7:30PM
The Port Theatre
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Edmonds, WA
February 9, 2023, 7:30PM
Edmonds Center for the Arts
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Montreal, QC
February 14, 2023, 8:00PM
Danse Danse-- Studio-Theatre, Edifice Wilder
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Montreal, QC
February 15, 2023, 8:00PM
Danse Danse-- Studio-Theatre, Edifice Wilder
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Montreal, QC
February 16, 2023, 8:00PM
Danse Danse-- Studio-Theatre, Edifice Wilder
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Montreal, QC
February 17, 2023, 8:00PM
Danse Danse-- Studio-Theatre, Edifice Wilder
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Montreal, QC
February 18, 2023, 3:00PM
Danse Danse-- Studio-Theatre, Edifice Wilder
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Montreal, QC
February 18, 2023, 8:00PM
Danse Danse-- Studio-Theatre, Edifice Wilder
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Eugene, OR
February 24, 2023, 8:00PM
Hult Center for the Performing Arts
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Eugene, OR
February 25, 2023, 8:00PM
Hult Center for the Performing Arts
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Washington, DC
March 2, 2023, 7:30PM
The Kennedy Centre, Terrace Theatre
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Washington, DC
March 3, 2023, 7:30PM
The Kennedy Centre, Terrace Theatre
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Washington, DC
March 4, 2023, 7:30PM
The Kennedy Centre, Terrace Theatre
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MUSIC

Miigis-CD

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.

TOURING
INFORMATION

For touring inquiries, please contact:

NORTH AMERICA, AUSTRALASIA & JAPAN

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

Chris Tschida
Belsher Arts Management
T: +1.612.209.4225
chris@belshers.ca