Concept & Director: Sandra Laronde
Playwright: Erin Shields
Choreography: Carlos Rivera, Sandra Laronde
Music & Sound Design by Rick Sacks, and featuring Bryden Gwiss, Lancelot Knight, Stan Louttit, and Mali Obomsawin, recorded vocals Nelson Tagoona, arranged by Gary Kulesha
Director of Photography & Lighting by Alexander Granger
Projection & Video Design by Ryan Webber
Video Editing by Robert DiVito
Recording Engineering by Paul Hodge
Original Stage Play Set Design by Andrew Moro
On September 30, 2021, a digital reimagining of Red Sky Performance’s acclaimed production Mistatim premiered in schools across Canada. A collaboration between Red Sky Performance and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, in association with Crow’s Theatre, the digital version of Mistatim features music co-created by Indigenous music creators and TSO musicians.
An unforgettable story of reconciliation, Mistatim is about the taming of a wild horse and the truest of friendships. Under a prairie sky, a simple wooden fence is all that separates Calvin on his ranch and Speck on her reservation. In many ways they are worlds apart, that is, until a wild horse named Mistatim turns their worlds upside down.
- 3 performers
- 50 minutes running time
- Suitable for K to Grade 6 and families
MISTATIM & THE NATIONAL DAY FOR TRUTH & RECONCILIATION, 2021
Between September 30 and October 18, 2021, thousands of students in classrooms across Canada watched the digital reimagining of Mistatim. Released on September 30, 2021 – Canada's first National Day for Truth & Reconciliation – Mistatim is an unforgettable story of reconciliation for children.
BRINGING MISTATIM INTO YOUR CLASSROOM
Mistatim offers educators a means of bringing the conversation of reconciliation to the classroom. To purchase access for multiple classrooms or schools, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Study Guide for Mistatim, a digital reimagining
- Pre-recorded Workshop: Indigenous Ways of Knowing in the Classroom
Red Sky gratefully acknowledges funding from Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, City of Toronto, and the Hal Jackman Foundation.