February 18, 2023 - 3:00 p.m.
The body of extraordinary works created for Red Sky Performance by artistic director Sandra Laronde and renowned artistic collaborators delivers intense and transformative artistic experiences. The Miigis saga reveals the power of nature and Indigenous prophecies. In Anishinaabe (Ojibway) culture, the miigis shell is symbolic of an inspired journey of the Anishinaabe people from the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes, from salt water to fresh. A spectacular fusion of Indigenous contemporary dance, live music, video projections and athleticism, Miigis: Underwater Panther explores the catalysts for movement, archetypes, mystery beings, and the cycle of life. Unstoppable energy.
A highly accomplished arts leader, creator, and innovator, Sandra Laronde plays a pivotal role in the ongoing Indigenous cultural resurgence of Canada.
The vision of Red Sky Performance derives from founder Sandra Laronde (Misko Kizhigoo Migizii Kwe which means “Red Sky Eagle Woman” in the Anishinaabemowin (Ojibway) language) from the Teme-Augama Anishinaabe (People of the Deep Water). Her vision is dedi...Read more about Sandra Laronde
Red Sky Performance is a leading company of contemporary Indigenous performance in Canada and worldwide. This multi-award winning company was founded in 2000 by Artistic Director Sandra Laronde of the Teme-Augama-Anishinaabe (People of the Deep Water).
Their mandate is to create inspiring experiences of contemporary Indigenous arts and culture. Red Sky creates, produces and disseminates new creations that illuminat...
Red Sky Performance
Miigis: Underwater Panther
Concept, Choreography & Artistic Direction Sandra Laronde.
In collaboration with the Performers.
Composer & Sound Designer Rick Sacks with Julian Cote, Pura Fe, Marie Gaudet, Marc Merilianen, Pierre Mongeon.
Musicians: Ora Barlow-Tukaki, Ian De Souza, Marie Gaudet (vocalist), Rick Sacks
Rehearsal Director & Collaborator Joey Arrigo.
Set Designer Julia Tribe.
Costume Designer Lesley Hampton.
Lighting Designer Matt Eckensweiler.
Motion Graphics, Animation and Video Designer Febby Tan.
Performers Eddie Elliott, Kristin DeAmorim, Mio Sakamoto, Jason Martin, Daniela Carmona, Moira Humana-Blaise.
Production Stage Manager Tara Mohan.
Lighting Director Emerson Kafarowski.