Red Sky News

Truth and Reconciliation Summit

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From October 28 - November 1, 2016, Artistic Director Sandra Laronde was a thought-leader at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity to speak to Arts and Culture and its place in Truth and Reconciliation. Banff Centre brought together national figures in the TRC conversation and local Bow Valley community residents to explore the roles in the reconciliation process.

Banff Centre, Alberta

Canadian Race Relations: Art and Inclusion

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On October 26 - 27, 2016, Artistic Director Sandra Laronde was a panelist on Art and Inclusion as part of a national conference titled Inclusive Canada 2017 and Beyond at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto. This two-day national conference brought communities together through interactive presentations and hands-on breakout sessions to discuss the challenges and promises ahead.

2016 Dora Mavor Moore nomination

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We are thrilled to announce that Mistatim was nominated for a 2016 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Production. From January 19 – May 31, 2017, Mistatim gallops across 6 USA States (Michigan, Minnesota, Washington, Montana, Illinois and New York) and 4 Canadian Provinces (British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario) with 122 shows in 64 communities.

"Mistatim vibrates with energetic freedom and thrilling eye-opening discovery.”

2014 Vital Ideas Award Recipient

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We are thrilled to announce that Red Sky Performance is the recipient of the 2014 Vital Ideas Award from the Toronto Community Foundation. This award is given to recipients that advance the vision of making Toronto the best city in which to live, work, learn and grow. (L to R): Artistic Director of Red Sky, Sandra Laronde; John Ryerson; Jennifer Kirner.

2013 Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award

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Sandra Laronde, Red Sky Performance's Founder and Artistic Director has been named as a recipient of the 2013 Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award. Recognized by the Canada Council for the Arts, Ms. Laronde won as a creative leader, director and choreographer in the category of Outstanding Mid-Career Artist in the Discipline of Dance.

Red Sky News: Tono Wins Dora Mavor Moore Award

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The Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA) announced that Tono received a Dora Mavor Moore Award which honours excellence in the performing arts.

Tono Artists inside the pavilion
Tono team after a press conference in Shanghai, China.

Red Sky News: Tono Nomination for a Dora Award

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Toronto, June 2, 2010 - At a press conference held today at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA) announced nominations for the 31st Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards which honour excellence in the performing arts in Toronto.

Red Sky's Tono was nominated for a Dora Award for our performances at the Fleck Dance Theatre as part of the Luminato Festival.

Red Sky News: Tono at World Expo 2010 Shanghai

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Red Sky Performance proudly announces that its highly acclaimed Tono- a visually brilliant dance and live music creation that connects the world Indigenous cultures of Canada, Mongolia and China wil perform at the World Expo 2010 Shanghai in China from May 5-9, 2010. Red Sky has the prestigious honour of performing at the Opening Gala of the Canadian Pavilion on May 8, 2010 at 7:30pm plus four performances.

Red Sky News: Tono Western Tour

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On the cusp of its 10th anniversary, Toronto's Red Sky Performance proudly announces that its much-lauded Tono- a stunningly vivid dance and live music creation that connects the Indigenous cultures of Canada, Mongolia and China- will be a featured highlight at the Cultural Olympiad of the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games, running February 11-14, 2010 at the Vancouver Playhouse.

Red Sky News: Tono CD Update!

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Tono is now a CD; a portal into the Indigenous world of music. The theme of Tono is heavily grounded in horse culture, spanning Indigenous plains traditions in Asia and North America with a storyline about shamanism in both continents, and the creature universally regarded as the epitome of strength, grace and beauty. This CD is a portal into this rich, textured music of Mongolia and Canada using traditional and contemporary musical practices, ancient instruments and cutting edge technology.

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