Frequently Asked Questions
What inspired Sandra Laronde to create Red Sky Performance?
"A company is only as big as it dreams" says our founder Sandra Laronde. She continues, "Red Sky is very exciting, inventive, and fresh because it aligns itself with the future." Much of Sandra's inspiration comes from the beautiful and vast land where she is from. Sandra's vision for Red Sky, in her words, is "to create a leading international company that shapes contemporary world Indigenous performance, and to make a significant contribution to the artistic vibrancy of Canada and the world."
Where did Red Sky Performance get its name?
"Red Sky" are the first two words of the Ojibway (Anishnaabe) spirit name of our founder and artistic director, Sandra Laronde.
Does Red Sky have a charitable registration number?
Yes, we do! Our charitable registration number is 89313 2100 RR 0001.
How do I donate to Red Sky?
There are four ways to support Red Sky. You can donate by phone, email, mail and by online payment. For more information, please visit our Support Us page.
Can we take pictures during Red Sky performances?
There are no photos, audio or video recording allowed prior to, during, or after Red Sky performances. Authorized photos require previously written permission from the company and the venue in which they are taken.
What is Red Sky's most successful performance in terms of attendance?
In 2008, Red Sky toured Tono to China and Inner Mongolia. After a director saw one of our performances at the cultural programming of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, we were then asked to perform as part of the Closing Ceremonies for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The performance was held at the prestigious Great Hall of the People's Republic of Beijing- a venue, which can seat up to 16,000 people.
How many performers are involved in Red Sky's shows?
The number of performers range from 4 to 15, depending on the project. Red Sky does have core performers who work with our productions on a continual basis, but the size of our cast varies based artistic vision and scope of our project.
I'm an artist and am interested in working with Red Sky, how can this be made possible?
Red Sky posts job listings on our website, under Work with Us, and on job search databases, such as the website for Work in Culture, prior to a tour. However, if you are interested in working with Red Sky, please forward all inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is Red Sky's address?
Red Sky's mailing and courier address is: Red Sky Performance, 401 Richmond Street West, Suite 420, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 3A8, Canada
Where is Red Sky located?
401 Richmond St. West, Suite 420, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 3A8 (Southeast corner of Spadina and Richmond Street West) >>Click here to see a map.
What is Red Sky's fax number?
The fax number for Red Sky is 416.598.4729.
Where can I purchase tickets to the show?
Please see our Ticket Information page under the Touring menu for our shows.
Do you do workshops on tour?
Yes. Red Sky offers lively and instructional workshops that introduce children, youth and adults to the world of theatre, dance and music. Each workshop runs for an hour in length, based on the content and style of the play, and responsive to the interests of the participants. The workshops are participatory and intended to get people on their feet and having fun with movement, voice and music while introducing elements of First Nations culture. Ideal number of participants is 12 to 25.
Is the entire company Aboriginal?
Aboriginal (Indigenous) people are at the core of Red Sky, although we work with people from all backgrounds.
How many employees are there at Red Sky's office?
There are four full-time employees and one part-time employee.