Mistatim is about the taming of a wild horse and the forging of the truest of friendships. A story of reconciliation for children and their families, Mistatim is an intercultural story that combines dance, theatre, mask, storytelling and music into one unforgettable audience experience.

Under a prairie sky, a simple wooden fence is all that separates Calvin on his ranch and Speck on her reservation, but in many ways they are worlds apart, that is – until a wild horse named Mistatim turns their worlds upside down.

"Mistatim vibrates with energetic freedom and thrilling eye-opening discovery.
NNNN star review - NOW Magazine

Written by: Erin Shields, based on a concept by Sandra Laronde
Directed by: Andrea Donaldson
Choreographed by: Sandra Laronde and Carlos Rivera
Music by: Rick Sacks with Associate Sound Designer: Marc Meriläinen
Production Design by: Andy Moro
Mask Design and Build by: Karen Rodd
Costume Design by: Elaine Redding, Charlene Senuik
Cree Translator and Cultural Advisor: Tyrone Tootoosis Sr.
Original Cast: Carlos Rivera, Sera-Lys McArthur, and Brendan

Mistatim's inaugural tour from February 9 - May 31, 2015 was performed throughout Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta, and New Brunswick including the Talking Stick Festival in Vancouver, The Banff Centre in Alberta, Capitol Theatre in New Brunswick, Medicine Hat College Theatre in Alberta, as well as numerous schools. Red Sky also performed at the 2015 Indigenous Arts Festival @ Fort York in Toronto, and at the Toronto 2015: Pan Am/ Parapan Am Games.

From October 15 - December 10th, 2015, Mistatim toured an 8-State Tour in the United States including The Whiting in Flint, Michigan, Alberta Bair Theatre in Billings, Montana, and the Lied Center of Kansas, among others. From February 9 - 19, 2016, we performed at Young People’s Theatre as part of their 50th Anniversary Celebration, and then embarked on a tour across Canada, including Ontario, British Columbia, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, and performed at venues such as the Fredericton Playhouse, Imperial Theatre, Mermaid Imperial Performing Arts Centre, Riverview Arts Centre, Sagebrush Theatre, among others.

In 2016-17, Mistatim returns to the USA and Canada with a 114 performances to Michigan, Minnesota, Washington, Montana, Illinois, and New York, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario.

For Canadian Bookings and Information please contact:

Red Sky Performance
401 Richmond Street West, Suite 420
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3A8 Canada
Tel: (416) 585-9969(416) 585-9969
Email: info@redskyperformance.com

For USA Bookings, please contact:

Holden & Arts Associates
P.O. Box 50120
Austin, Texas, 78763, USA
Tel: 512-477-1859
Email: sk@holdenarts.org

Mistatim Video


Mistatim Study Guide

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