Past Events

Wise Practices Symposium

September 13-15, 2012

Red Sky Artistic Director Sandra Laronde will be a speaker at the Symposium 2012: Wise Practices in Indigenous Community Development. Hosted by Indigenous Leadership and Management at The Banff Centre, this two-day symposium from September 13 – 15, 2012 will bring together Indigenous community leaders to share and learn from stories of success and best practices from Alberta, across Canada and beyond.

The Banff Centre
Banff, AB

Pan Am Games- TO2015

July 10, 2012

In July 10, 2012, Artistic Director Sandra Laronde co-hosted with Rick Miller ("Just For Laughs" comedian, actor, playwright), and featured an address by Jian Ghomeshi (CBC broadcaster, writer, producer, "Q" on CBC Radio One) to kick-off the three-year countdown of the Pan Am Games, TO2015. A well-attended event in the David Pecaut Square at Metro Hall, this celebration unveiled 41 pianos, painted by 41 artists representing 41 Pan American countries.

David Pecaut Square at Metro Hall
Toronto, ON

Dora Mavor Moore

June 25, 2012

Red Sky's Associate Artist, Meegwun Fairbrother was nominated for a Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Performance in Red Sky’s newest creation, The Great Mountain. The Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts(TAPA) proudly announced the 33rd Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards, celebrating extraordinary Toronto talent in the performing arts, on Monday, June 25 at 8pm at the Bluma Appel Theatre.

Bluma Appel Theatre
Toronto, ON 
8:00pm

Movement & Voice for Youth

November 13, 2011

Three of Red Sky's Raven cast members lead a workshop for young audiences in movement, song, and theatre games.

Fletcher Hall (Carolina Theatre of Durham)
Durham, North Carolina, USA
3:00pm

Master Class in Dance

September 13, 2011

Three of Red Sky's Tono dancers led a group of 40 students from the Cultural Institute in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia through a series of basic contemporary and traditional dance techniques. The students were also taught a short excerpt from Tono which they performed as an ensemble.

Cultural Institute
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
2:00pm

Master Class in Dance

September 12, 2011

Three of Red Sky's Tono dancers led a group of 25 students from the Music and Dance College in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia through a series of basic contemporary and traditional dance techniques. The students were also taught a short excerpt from Tono which they performed as an ensemble.

Music and Dance College
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
2:00pm

Red Sky's dance on APTN and Global TV will reach over 30 million

April 9, 2011

Red Sky's excerpt of Tono is televised on Saturday, April 9, 2011 at 8pm EST on APTN and Global Television, with a reach of 30 million people.

Hosted by Adam Beach and Evan Adams, the National Aboriginal Achievement Awards honour 14 recipients who are recognized for their outstanding accomplishments in various disciplines ranging from health, law, political science, culture and arts.

Winner of the 2010 Dora Mavor Moore Award and two awards at the 2010 Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards, Tono is a visually brilliant dance and live music creation that connects the world Indigenous cultures of Canada, Mongolia and China. Heavily grounded in the theme of horse culture, spanning plains traditions in North America and Asia, Tono celebrates the creature universally regarded as the epitome of strength, grace and beauty.

Watch the Youtube clip of the announcement from the National Aboriginal Achievement Awards here.

Red Sky opens the 18th Annual National Aboriginal Achievement Awards

March 11, 2011

Red Sky Performance is pleased to announce that it will open the 18th Annual National Aboriginal Achievement Awards this year with an excerpt of Tono.

The live performance will take place at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium which seats 2,000 audience members in Edmonton, Alberta on Friday March 11, 2011 at 8:30 pm. Black tie event.

Tono is the winner of the 2010 Dora Mavor Moore Award for excellence in the performing arts, and also won two awards at the 2010 Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards. Tono was also featured at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad, and the 2008 Beijing Cultural Olympiad among other prestigious venues.

Tono is a visually brilliant dance and live music creation that connects the world Indigenous cultures of Canada, Mongolia and China. Tono is heavily grounded in the theme of horse culture, spanning plains traditions in North America and Asia, and celebrates the creature universally regarded as the epitome of strength, grace and beauty.

The Achievement Awards will also be televised on Saturday April 9, 2011 at 8 pm on APTN to three million people and Global Television to 27 million people. Hosted by Adam Beach and Evan Adams, the Achievement Awards honour 14 recipients who are recognized for their outstanding accomplishments in various disciplines ranging from health, law, political science, culture and arts.

This year’s Achievement Awards will also feature Shane Yellowbird, Lucie Idlout, and Digging Roots.

Jubilee Theatre
Edmonton, Alberta
8:00pm

Canadian Premiere of La Nostalia Remix

October 23, 2010

James Luna and Guillermo Gomez-Pena singing with female performer in red in the background

Presented by Red Sky Performance and Toronto Free Gallery

Since the early 90's, performance artist/writer Guillermo Gómez-Peña and Native American conceptual artist James Luna have worked on an ongoing project titled The Shame-man meets El Mexican't, in which they challenge assumptions and lazy thinking about ethnicity and culture with a strong dose of melancholic humour and sharp-edged conceptualism. By using performance, writing, photography and video, the artists have remained flexible and relevant to our shifting culture.

Launched in 2007, La Nostalgia Remix is the last project in The Shame-man...series. The artists explore nostalgia as style, a form of resistance, and reinvention. Remix is a series of "live performances for an imaginary bar" that explore the cultural, symbolic and iconographic dimensions of nostalgia both on the Native American "rez" and in the Chicago "barrio". The performance/installation has been designed specifically for this unique site (Tranzac) and will never be performed in the same way.

James Luna (Puyukitchum/Luiseno) resides on the La Jolla Indian Reservation in North County San Diego, California. Luna's exhibition and performance experience spans 30 years. His installations have been described as transforming gallery spaces into battlefields, where the audience is confronted with the nature misinterpretations, all from an Indigenous perspective.

La Nostalgia Remix is co-presented with Native Women in the Arts, imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival and 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art.

La Nostalgia Remix is supported by the James Irvine Foundation, the MAP Fund, The National Endowment for the Arts, the San Francisco Arts Commission's Native American Arts & Cultural Traditions Initiative, the Zellerbach Family Foundation, and William & Flora Hewlett Foundation.

The Tranzac Club, Main Hall
292 Brunswick Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
8:00pm

Tickets: $12 at the door. Advance tickets by phone +1 416 913 0461

Voice and Movement Basics Workshop

May 17, 2010

This mixed group of 14 workshop participants gathered together to learn the basics of movement, voice, and an actor's focus. Greg Templeton, an active participant, loved the experience: "Jam packed! Song, dance, improv- all in an hour! I was impressed."

Vanier Catholic Community School
Edson, Alberta
7:00pm

Traditional Dance Workshop

May 11, 2010

25 participants in grade 8 and grade 9 learned tradtitional grass dance moves and participated in a round dance with the Raven cast.

Valemount Secondary School
Valemount, British Columbia
1:00pm

Dance, Voice and Concentration Workshop

March 31, 2010

In two groups, the Raven cast led 50 grade 6 students at Lord Roberts Junior Public School through dance, voice, and concentration exercises designed to build an actor's awareness. Students also had an opportunity to ask questions on a one-on-one basis.

Lord Roberts Junior Public School
Scarborough, Ontario
10:20am

Backstage Tour and Dance Workshop

March 19, 2010

The Raven cast led a group of 75 participants from junior high and high school in experiencing a backstage tour to see the inner workings of the stage; a dance workshop, where they learned moves from the story's Raven Hop; and an up close and personal session with the Raven himself.

Festival Place Theatre
Sherwood Park, Alberta
10:40am

Focus, Concentration and Collective Movement Workshop

March 10, 2010

The Raven cast led a group of 18 youth and adult workshop participants in exploring focus, concentration and collective movement, allowing Red Sky to connect with the community of Medicine Hat.

Medicine Hat High School, Legacy Room
Medicine Hat, Alberta
1:30pm

Dance and Improv Workshop

March 2, 2010

12 participants in first and second year college and three teaching staff focused on dance and improv, and applying different methods to perform along with the Raven cast.

Keyano College
Fort McMurray, Alberta
2:00pm

Tono: a music concert

January 20, 21, 2010

Featuring the live music from Red Sky's highly acclaimed dance production, Tono.

An evening of ancient music from the steppes of Mongolia. Come hear the stunningly evocative music that connects the Indigenous cultures of Canada and Mongolia. Tono is en route to our Western Canada Tour culminating at the Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad of the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games and 2010 Shanghai World Expo in May.

The Music Gallery
197 John St.
Toronto, Ontario
8:00pm

Red Sky's Deep Waters Project in Temagami 2009

April 17, July 21-22, and October 19, 2009

Red Sky’s exciting pilot project, the Deep Waters Project, kick started a revitalization of professional arts development in Temagami. Working with the Temagami Artistic Collective, Red Sky’s performance of Raven Stole the Sun was the first of four events happening in the Temagami area that generated a ripple of excitement throughout the community.

The Deep Water Project included: (1) two performances of Raven Stole the Sun on April 17, 2009 at the Municipality of Temagami and the Temagami Public School; (2) on October 19, 2009, there was a performance for children at the Laura McKenzie Learning Centre on the Bear Island Reserve on Lake Temagami; (3) a Deep Waters music concert on July 22, 2009 at the Temagami Arena featuring music sensation Shane Yellowbird, and (4) a Music Career Strategies and Voice Workshop for 16 participants on June 21st at the Dream Keepers Café. This event brought together Elders, traditional drummers, musicians, singers, storytellers, theatre and dance artists who are intimately connected to northern landscape and its immense beauty.

Aboriginal artistic talents included singers/musicians The Eight Thunderbirds led by Jamie Saville and featured eight young men from the ages 21 to 33 from the Bear Island Reserve and Notre Dame du Nord; the Deep Water Band led by David Laronde featured performers from Temagami, Cobalt, and New Liskeard, and special guest singer Shane Yellowbird from Hobbema, Alberta was featured with two non-Aboriginal Toronto musicians Glenn Baker and Owen Ehgoetz. A post-concert bonfire was held and an informal jam session ensued with community and artists.

The audiences were from Temagami, Bear Island, North Bay, Latchford, Cobalt, Haileybury, New Liskeard, Notre Dame du Nord and as far as Mississauga. It included a mix of local Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal residents, Canadian and American cottagers, educators, and tourists. Audiences were very enthusiastic and community dialogues on art, culture, the north, and Aboriginal culture, followed many of the programming activities.

Temagami, Ontario

Red Sky's Artistic Director at the 2009 Canada Dance Festival

June 26 - 28, 2009

Artistic Director Sandra Laronde serves on the Advisory of the 2009 Canada Dance Festival’s “Dancing In, Through and Between Cultures Toward a Space of Mutuality”. Other advisors include Brian Webb, Michael Greyeyes, Denise Fujiwara, Lata Pada, Cathy Levy, Natasha Bakht, Joyce Rosario, Bakari Eddison Lindsay, among others.

Salon
National Arts Centre
Ottawa, Ontario
9:30 – 5:30 pm

Red Sky's Artistic Director at the Dancing Community in Canada

June 16, 2009

Artistic Director Sandra Laronde is a panelist along with Bill Coleman, Lisa Doolittle and Judith Marcuse at the Dancing Community in Canada: Ideas, Practices, Outcomes at the University of Calgary, presented by the Society for Canadian Dance Studies.

Evans Room, Rozsa Centre
University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta
9:30 – 11:00 am

Luminato Reel Series: Tono: Seed 2 Stage

June 7, 2009

A mini documentary on the creation of Red Sky Performance’s Tono, a three-country project speaking to the tribal identities of Indigenous peoples, their shamanic histories, and the plains horse cultures of North America and Asia.

Artists from Canada, Mongolia and China in attendance

National Film Board
150 John Street
Toronto, Ontario
11:00 am

Artistic Director in a lunchtime tete-a-tete with Luminato

June 6, 2009

Come hear Sandra Laronde (Founder & Artistic Director of Red Sky and creator of Tono) in a lunchtime tête-a-tête with Chris Lorway (Artistic Director of Luminato). Come hear and learn about the creative fire, process and production of this exciting three-country production of Tono.

ROOTS Flagship Store
100 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario
12:30 – 1:30 pm

Red Sky Soirée with artists direct from Mongolia

June 2, 2009

Mix, mingle and hear local traditional First Nations drummers, MorningStar Rivers Singers, and singers and singers and musicians direct from Mongolia.

Red Sky Soirées are performance cafés that share the appreciation of Indigenous artistic expression, and stimulate the creative fire within all communities.

Native Canadian Centre (Auditorium)
16 Spadina Road
Toronto, Ontario
6:30 – 8:30 pm

Red Sky Soirée with Carlos Rivera

May 20, 2009

Carlos Rivera is a dancer, teacher and choreographer of traditional and contemporary dance. Carlos has been an associate artist with Red Sky for the past nine years.

Red Sky Soirées are performance cafés that share the appreciation of Indigenous artistic expression, and stimulate the creative fire within all communities.

Free Times Cafe
320 College Street
Toronto, Ontario
6:30 pm

Red Sky Soirée with Julie Choquette

May 13, 2009

Julie Choquette will perform a 15-minute piece and will then be part of our participatory soiree where we will learn more about her life and what takes to be a contortionist and aerial acrobatic.

Red Sky Soirées are performance cafés that share the appreciation of Indigenous artistic expression, and stimulate the creative fire within all communities.

Toronto Dance Theatre
80 Winchester Street, Studio A
Toronto, Ontario
6:30 – 7:30 pm

Cultivation Event with Red Sky

May 28, 2009

A sneak preview of Red Sky’s newest creation. You will hear live hear live Mongolian singers and musicians up-close-and-personal’ and meet Artistic Director Sandra Laronde, the creative force behind Red Sky Performance and Tono.

Tono was featured as part of the cultural programming of the 2008 Beijing Olympics and will be part of the Vancouver Olympics in 2010.

WNED Buffalo-Toronto loft
477 Richmond St. W. Suite 602
Toronto, Ontario
6:00 pm

Red Sky is selected to perform at the Saskatchewan Showcase 2008

November 1, 2008

Red Sky showcases at the Saskatchewan Showcase of the Arts
Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils

Mae Wilson Theatre at the Moose Jaw Cultural Centre
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
2:00 pm

Red Sky is selected to perform at the Ontario Contact 2008

October 25, 2008

Red Sky showcases at Ontario Contact 2008.

YCDSB Performing Arts Centre
Vaughan, Ontario
11:13 am

Red Sky is selected to perform at the ATAA Showcase 2008

October 18, 2008

Red Sky showcases at Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta.

Red Deer College
Red Deer, Alberta
8:20 pm

Red Sky at The Banff Centre for National Aboriginal Day 2008

June 20, 2008

Red Sky celebrates National Aboriginal Day at The Banff Centre that featured Mongolian singers and musicians along with art displays and a reading by Dr. Cora Voyageur.

The Banff Centre
Banff, Alberta
11:00 am

Red Sky recognized at the Paula Awards

February 2008

The seventh annual Paula Awards were announced at Prologue to the Performing Arts.

The Paula Awards are named in recognition of the extraordinary contribution made by Paula and David Butterfield to Prologue's Endowment Fund. Red Sky was recognized for our commitment to the ideal of introducing and fostering an appreciation for the performing arts in our young people is a valuable contribution to society from June 2007 to February 2008.

Red Sky visits Naadam Festival in Mongolia

June 13 – 15, 2007

Artistic Director attends the Naadam Festival, a national event that combines the cultural and artistic expression with the nomad Olympics in Ulanbaatar, Mongolia.

Red Sky at Night

December 13, 2006

Featuring an all-star line-up: Sandra Laronde, Michael Greyeyes, George Leach, Amos Key Jr., Tabby Johnson, and Nigel Schyuler.

NOW Lounge
189 Church Street
Toronto, Ontario
7:00pm

Red Sky is selected to showcase at CAPACOA 2006.

November 4, 2006

The Canadian Arts Presenting Association/l'Association canadienne des organismes artistiques (CAPACOA) serves the performing arts touring and presenting community through its commitment to integrate the performing arts into the lives of all Canadians.

Imperial Theatre
Saint John, New Brunswick
2:20pm

Red Sky is selected to showcase at Ontario Contact 2006.

October 28, 2006

Ontario Contact showcases Outstanding Canadian Artists to presenters.

Imperial Theatre
Sarnia, Ontario
2:50pm

Theatre/Music Mentorship

October 24 - 26, 2006

Five aspiring performers learn more about theatre and music in terms of breaking down scripts and examining elements of music. This mentorship with accomplished director and professor at York University, Mark Wilson, includes sneak previews, behind the scenes work, and performances of renowned Tomson Highway (playwright, composer, lyricist, pianist) and Patricia Cano (vocalist/actress) and Uli Kempendorf (saxophonist) in Tomson Flies with a Little Help from his Friends.

Red Sky Studio
Toronto, Ontario

Red Sky presents Tomson Highway Flies With A Little Help With His Friends

October 27 - 29, 2006

Photo of writer Thompson Highway playing the piano as mezzo soprano Patricia Cano sings.

A charming and whimsical cabaret in English, French, and Cree for all audiences.

Featuring the incredible Tomson Highway on piano, the incomparable vocalist Patricia Cano, and saxophonist extraordinaire Uli Kempendorff from Berlin.

This cabaret will feature selections from The Incredible Adventures of Mary Jane Mosquito and selections from Highway´s musical, Rose, part of his "Rez" cycle.

Gibsone Jessop Gallery
Distillery District, Bldg 4 - 55 Mill Street
Toronto, ON
October 27- 29, 2006
8:00pm

Native Canadian Centre
16 Spadina Road
Toronto, Ontario
October 29, 2006
2:00pm

Red Sky’s Artistic Director Sandra Laronde will be
featured in a new episode on APTN’s Venturing Forth

April 12, 2006

Many Aboriginal women prevail over unimaginable odds to achieve success and to thrive. Success comes in many forms - “Aboriginal Women – Journeys” introduces audiences to three outstanding women.

Airs on APTN Wednesday, April 12th at 1500 EDT / 1200 PDT, Aboriginal Peoples Television Network.

Sandra Laronde invited to the Distinguished Lecture Series at University of Toronto

March 27, 2006

Red Sky's Artistic Director Sandra Laronde appears at the University of Toronto's Distinguished Lectures Series. She lectured on Contemporary Indigenous Performance in Canada. Co-Sponsored by the Aboriginal Studies Program and the First Nations House, University of Toronto.

Koffler Institute
569 Spadina Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
7:00pm

Artistic Director receives Medal for Good Citizenship

February 7, 2006

The medal for Good Citizenship pays special tribute to those Ontarians whose lives exemplify excellence and achievement in the finest order. Sandra was honoured with one of Ontario’s 38 official silver medals, presented by the Honourable James K. Bartleman, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. Recipients must have made outstanding public contributions through exceptional efforts. This award reflects their acts of selflessness, generosity and kindness, and exceptional contributions to community life.

Red Sky Workshop with Parry Sound Community

January 15, 2006

Red Sky workshop on theatre, dance and music at the Charles W. Stockey Centre in Parry Sound, Ontario.

Charles W. Stockey Centre
Parry Sound, Ontario
2:00pm Performance
3:30pm Workshop

Artistic Director is a guest instructor at the National Theatre School

April 7 - 8, 2005

Artistic Director Sandra Laronde teaches at the National Theatre School in Montreal, Quebec as part of Ondinnok's Theatre Intensive with the NTS. Red Sky works with Emerging and Intermediate Aboriginal actors in a Voice & Movement workhop.

National Theatre School
Montreal, Quebec

Artistic Director Sandra Laronde is featured in "Sharing the Inspiration" Leadership Forum

March 16, 2005

The 3rd Annual National Aboriginal Women in the Leadership Forum co-presented by Women in Leadership Foundation and Native Canadian Centre of Toronto.

Toronto, Ontario
6:00 - 8:00 pm

Artistic Director is a Guest lecturer at the University of New Mexico

February 14, 2005

Artistic Director Sandra Laronde is a Guest Lecturer for the Indigenous Performing Arts program at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Artistic Director speaks on Performance Entrepreneurship at Ryerson University

February 2, 2005

Artistic Director Sandra Laronde speaks on Performance Entrepreneurship at Ryerson University in Toronto.  The purpose of this lecture is to give graduating actors and dancers the tools they need to mount a show, or to start a company, and to inspire the students by talking about Red Sky's success story.

Ryerson University
Toronto, Ontario

Red Sky attends the International Performing Arts for young People

January 19 - 22, 2005

Red Sky attends the International Performing Arts for Young People conference at the Playhouse Square Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

Playhouse Square Theatre
Cleveland, Ohio
USA

Artistic Director wins the Aboriginal Affairs Award from the City of Toronto

December 9, 2004

Artistic Director Sandra Laronde was a recipient of the Aboriginal Affairs Award from the City of Toronto on the occasion of Human Rights Day.

Hosted by Mayor David Miller and Andy Barrie of Metro Morning CBC Radio One, the Aboriginal Affairs Award honoured the contribution of a person(s) whose efforts have made a significant contribution towards improving the quality of the life for the Aboriginal community in Toronto.

According to Sandra Laronde, "this award represents the recognition of the entire Aboriginal community and its significant role in the social change in the City of Toronto."

Red Sky selected to showcase at Ontario Contact 2004

October 23, 2004

Ontario Contact showcases Outstanding Canadian Artists to presenters.  This showcase is open to delegates of Ontario Contact only.

Royal Bank Theatre, Living Arts Centre
4141 Living Arts Drive
Mississauga, Ontario

Red Sky joins the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C. on the occasion of the opening of the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI)

September 20, 2004

The Embassy presented a program of events inspired to complement the NMAI's grand celebrations that involve Canadian Aboriginal artists in the fields of visual arts, storytelling, music, dance and literature.

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, in partnership with the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, presents Red Sky Performance in celebration of the Grand Opening of the museum on the National Mall.

Sun Spirits (Caribou Song & Raven Stole the Sun)
John F. Kennedy Performing Arts Center
Washington, D.C.
3:30pm

Red Sky At Night

Poster for the Red Sky at Night event festuring a photo of a woman doing a handstand

Red Sky at Night
The Carlu
444 Yonge Street, 7th Floor
Toronto, Ontario
8:00pm

IDEA - World Congress Festival

July 5 - 6, 2004

Sun Spirits (Caribou Song & Raven Stole the Sun)
IDEA - International Drama/Theatre & Education Association
Academic Hall, University of Ottawa
Ottawa, Ontario

Artistic Director chosen to participate in the Governor-General's Canadian Leadership program

May 7 - 21, 2004

In 2004, Red Sky's Artistic Director Sandra Laronde was one of 225 Canadians chosen to participate in the Governor-General's Canadian Leadership program that celebrates promising leaders making a significant impact on Canada. In May, Sandra participates in a two-week intensive traveling to three provinces, and will meet luminaries such as Bishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa; Guy Laliberte, Cirque du Soleil; Zacharias Kunuk, filmmaker of Atanajurat: The Fast Runner.

Teacher Orientation Session at Harbourfront Centre

March 8, 2004

Teacher Orientation session for primary school teachers at the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto.

Harbourfront Centre
Toronto, Ontario

Master Class with Makka Kleist On Stage Presence

December 7, 2003

Red Sky's Master Classes are inspirational learning opportunities with the world's leading Aboriginal creators. Red Sky plays an important role in the cultural and artistic development by offering Master Classes that nurture the current and next generation of artistic talent in Canada.

These unique master classes reflect Red Sky's goal to provide the opportunity to theatre, dance, music, storytelling and film professionals for intimate face-to-face exchanges with others who can share their experiences, skills and pass on seasoned advice.

About Makka Kleist
Makka Kleist is an accomplished actor, director and teacher, and considered one of the world's leading Indigenous performers. Makka is Inuk originally from Greenland, and has trained extensively with Tuukkaq Theatre in Denmark, and performed in Tuukkaq's "Nattoralik", "Kattutta, "Eqqartuussisuaraq", and "Uaajeerneq in Greenland, Scandinavia, Holland, France, Germany, United States and Canada. She has also worked with Silamuit Theatre, North Atlantic Cultural Cooperation, Native Earth, and was a coordinator for the Inuit Circumpolar Conference in Nuuk and Kuujjuaq in Greenland.

Guild Room, Equity Showcase Theatre
651 Dufferin Street
Toronto, Ontario
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Toronto's International Pow Wow

November 29 - 30, 2003

Red Sky's interactive festival booth attracted thousands of people at the Toronto International Pow Wow, the largest annual pow wow in North America.

This community outreach event at Toronto's Skydome was both enjoyable and productive. Thousands of people from the Aboriginal and mainstream communities, and from all parts of Ontario, Canada and the U.S. attended this event. Red Sky provided and distributed information, signed visitors on to our mailing list, promoted upcoming events, and provided audiences with the opportunity to watch performance excerpts of Red Sky on a looped DVD.

Toronto, Ontario

Red Sky At Night

October 29, 2003

Red Sky at Night formally premieres Red Sky, an exciting contemporary Aboriginal performance company.

With Serious Star Power including Tomson Highway, Susan Aglukark, Veronica Tennant, Molly Johnson, Sandra Laronde, George Leach, Tom Hill, and Con Caché, high energy Latin salsa & jazz. Inspired by an Aboriginal celestial theme, Red Sky at Night will be a truly spectacular and hip event taking place at Revival, a 'hot spot' in the heart of Little Italy.

Red Sky charts unexplored artistic links with a range of cultural communities both here and overseas bringing a unique and visionary approach to Toronto's cultural scene.

Revival
783 College St.
Toronto, Ontario

Red Sky as part of Creative Places & Spaces International Conference

October 18, 2003

Sandra Laronde and Rick Sacks performed an excerpt of Caribou Song at the "Creative Places & Spaces" international conference of 500 delegates at Toronto’s Design Exchange presented by Toronto Artscape in association with the Canadian Urban Institute and Artspace Projects of Minneapolis.

Toronto, Ontario

Dancing Americas excerpt at Harbourfront's World Fare

July 19, 2003

Sandra Laronde and Carlos Rivera perform dance excerpts from the Globe and Mail and Toronto Star's Top Ten Dance Picks, Red Sky's Dancing Americas.

A stunning new dance piece conceived by Sandra Laronde with choreography by Peter Chin. These excerpts explore the First Peoples of the Americas through the metaphor of the migratory Monarch butterfly.

Ann Tindall Stage
Harbourfront Centre, York Quay
235 Queen's Quay Centre
Toronto, Ontario
2:30pm

Master Class with Carlos Rivera at the Gardiner Museum

April 1, 2003

These unique master classes reflect Red Sky's goal to provide intimate face-to-face exchanges with professional artists, community and others who can share their experiences, skills and pass on seasoned advice.

Gardiner Museum
Toronto, Ontario

All Things are Connected Community Celebration with Red Sky

February 23, 2003

Join Red Sky for a sneak preview of excerpts from Dancing Americas with Red Sky's Artistic Director Sandra Laronde, choreographer Peter Chin and performers Carlos Rivera, Marina Acevedo and Andrea Zavala at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Art Gallery of Ontario
317 Dundas West, Toronto
Toronto, Ontario
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Series 8.08

February 22, 2003

Excerpt of work-in-progress, Dancing Americas, at the YMCA in Toronto.

YMCA
Toronto, Ontario