Red Sky Performance - Webcast

  • Toronto
  • Red Sky Performance

    Miigis

    Sandra Laronde, Jera Wolfe
  • Trace

    Sandra Laronde, Jera Wolfe
Length – 55 min. Venue – Online
14 April 2021
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A driving force in contemporary Indigenous arts in Canada and internationally, Red Sky Performance will light up your screen.

For 20 years, this Toronto-based company directed by Sandra Laronde has been the bold proponent of a living and contemporary art form steeped in the cultures and visions of Indigenous peoples from around the world. The streaming event More than Dance, We are a Movement features excerpts from the works Trace and Miigis and an interview with Sandra Laronde and the creative team.

In a fusion of Indigenous contemporary dance and athletics, Miigis explores living memory and the cycle of life. Then, inspired by Anishinaabe legends about the sky and the stars, Trace is about our ancestral origins and our future evolution.

DETAILED PROGRAM

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT (2 min.)

MIIGIS (11 min.)
Show excerpts

INTERVIEWS (21 min)
Interviews with Artistic Director Sandra Laronde and celebrated collaborators

TRACE  (25 min.)
Show excerpts

This Digidance webcast is an initiative of DanceHouse (Vancouver), Danse Danse (Montreal), Harbourfront  Centre (Toronto), and National Arts Centre (Ottawa), and co-presented with Springboard Performance (Calgary).

Digidanse / Digidance

By buying an access you obtain a streaming link valid between April 14 and 20, 2021 at the time of your choosing.

Tickets start at $15.00

  • Sandra Laronde

    Sandra Laronde

    Artistic Director

    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...

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  • Jera Wolfe

    Jera Wolfe

    Choreographer

    Born in Toronto, Jera Wolfe is a choreographer and performer of Métis heritage and is an Associate Artist with Red Sky Performance. Mr. Wolfe’s captivating choreography has awarded him the 2019 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Original Choreography for Trace by Red Sky Performance. His recent works include Bare choreographed at Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Arise for Canada's National Ballet School, ...

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  • Red Sky Performance

    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...

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Land acknowledgement 

Voiceover & Written by: Sandra Laronde 
Photos by: Rob DiVito 

Trace 

Concept & Director: Sandra Laronde
Choreographer: Jera Wolfe 
Composer: Eliot Britton 
Lighting Designer: Alexis Bowles 
Creative Video Director: Marcella Grimaux  
Head Motion Designer: Daniel Faubert 
Costume Designer: Kinoo Arcentales 
Technical Director: Alexandre Barette 
Make Up Artist: Alice Norton 
Dancers: Dancers: Sarah Di Iorio, Eddie Elliott, Miyeko Ferguson, Cameron Fraser-Monroe, Lonii Garnons-Williams, Lindsay Harpham, Bridget Lee, Julie Pham, Jera Wolfe
Musicians: Bryant Didier, Rick Sacks, Ora Barlow-Tukaki 
Recorded & Live Vocalists: Nelson Tagoona, Ora Barlow-Tukaki, Marie Gaudet, Gabriel Gaudet. 

A Production by Red Sky Performance 

Original commission and in association with Canadian Stage 

World premiere at Canadian Stage in November 2018 

US premiere at Jacob’s Pillow in August 2019 

Interviews Segment 

Director of Photography: Rob DiDivito 
Production by: Red Sky Performance and Les Productions Rivard 
Consulting Director: Shane Belcourt 
Video: Andrew Moro 

With participation from : Sandra Laronde (Artistic and Executive Director, Red Sky Performance), Jera Wolfe (choreographer), Eliot Britton (composer), Duke Redbird (Elder), Jules McCusker (social activator), Jenifer Brousseau (vocalist). 

Miigis 

Concept & Director: Sandra Laronde 
Choreographer: Jera Wolfe 
Dancers: Eddie Elliott, Lonii Garnons-Williams, Lindsay Harpham, Philippe Larouche, Julie Pham, Jera Wolfe 
Co-Created by: Rick Sacks, Pura Fe, Marie Gaudet, Julian Cote, Marc Merilianen, Pierre Mongeon 
Lighting Design by: Steve Lucas 
Associate Lighting Design by: Chris Malkowski 
Costumes by: Jeff Chief 

A co-commission by City of Toronto, Bentway Conservancy and Fort York National Historic Site with the support of Canadian Heritage. 

Site-specific performance was premiered at Fort York in September 2017. 

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