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Red Sky Performance

  • Status:
    Non-profit 
  • Main Communities Served:
    Adults, All Ages, Children, FNMI, Seniors, Youth, Families, New generations 
  • Main Catchment Area:
    Ontario, Toronto 
  • Languages:
    English 
  • Arts Focus:
    Indigenous performance in dance, theatre and music 
  • Main Community-Engaged Arts / Arts for Social Change Activities:
    THE GREAT MOUNTAIN – is an eco-adventure story in the guise of an action-packed play that entertains and empowers the imaginations of children and families alike. This production enjoyed 20 performances on the mainstage of Toronto’s Young People’s Theatre, and then toured extensively across Canada and the United States, reaching over 30,000 children since touring in February 2012.

    TONO – is the winner of a 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, the United States, Mongolia and China. Tono is heavily grounded in the theme of horse culture, spanning plains traditions in Asia and North America. Tono’s world stage line-up includes: the Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad; opening for the 2010 World Expo Shanghai in China; 2008 Beijing Cultural Olympiad; Meet in Beijing Festival; International Arts and Culture Festival in Inner Mongolia; State Theatre of Opera and Ballet in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia; The Banff Centre; Luminato Festival; Montreal’s Place des Arts, and opened the National Aboriginal Achievement Awards at Edmonton’s Jubilee Theatre to 2,000 people which was also televised with a reach of 30 million on APTN and Global Television.

    DEEP WATERS PROJECT – In 2008, Red Sky launched a new pilot project called the Deep Waters Project with the Temagami Artistic Collective to respond to the challenges of Temagami, Bear Island Reserve and the surrounding communities in northern Ontario. The two main objectives of Deep Waters: (1) the development of northern Aboriginal presenters, and (2) the sustainability of arts presentation within Aboriginal communities.

    COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS – Red Sky engages in both short and long term projects with communities, offering development revitalization projects, outreach and mentoring initiatives, lecture presentations, company classes, workshops, and open rehearsals to enrich our communities. 
  • Mandate/Mission:
    Internationally renowned for its artistry and innovation, Red Sky Performance is Canada's leading company of world Indigenous performance in dance, theatre and music. This multi-award-winning Toronto-based company was founded by Artistic Director Sandra Laronde in 2000.
    Red Sky creates, produces and tours original work for adult and family audiences on stages across Canada and the world. Our work highlights the originality, promise and potential of what is possible within Indigenous contemporary performance.
    Since its inception, Red Sky has captured and ignited the imagination of close to 450,000 people from nine countries on four continents.
    Red Sky serves to introduce audiences to the excitement of contemporary Indigenous artistic genres and originality. A core element of our mission is to provide a deep and positive experience of contemporary Indigenous culture. 
  • Main Contact Name:
    Sandra Laronde, Artistic Director 
  • Phone:
    (416) 585-9969 
  • Main Contact Email:
    sandra@redskyperformance.com 
  • Website:
  • Address:
    401 Richmond St. W., Suite 420
    Toronto, ON  M5V 3A8 

Last updated on 2013-08-31 00:15:58. Photos credit of: Don Lee - Submitted by: Tanya D'Souza, Executive Assistant, Red Sky Performance