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Media Release: Red Sky Performance Wraps Season with MIIGIS CD Release

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Red Sky Performance, Canada’s leading company of contemporary Indigenous performing arts, founded by executive and artistic director Sandra Laronde, recently completed their 2017 season featuring three World Premieres: MIIGIS, ADIZOKAN, and BACKBONE.

MIIGIS Media Release (11/30/2017) Toronto, ON - The season began with the World Premiere of MIIGIS, fusing contemporary Indigenous dance with powerful live music inspired by the power of nature and Indigenous prophecy. After wildly successful performances at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival and Fort York National Historic Site, Red Sky Performance released the soundtrack to MIIGIS, with original music by Julian Cote, Pura Fé, Marie Gaudet, Marc Merilainen, Pierre Mongeon, and Rick Sacks. MIIGIS is available now on iTunes, Spotify or CD. Red Sky is currently planning a MIIGIS tour across Canada in 2018, and further developments will be announced in the new year.

The season continued with ADIZOKAN, a World Premiere/Toronto Symphony Orchestra Commission, curated and directed by Sandra Laronde. Exploring Indigenous connections to ancestral origins, this genre-defying creation featured 85 musicians, guest artists, dancers and film, and played to a sold-out audience at the prestigious Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto and the International Festival of Mayan Culture in Mérida, Mexico.

Finally, Red Sky Performance, in partnership with Canadian Stage, presented 10 sold-out shows of BACKBONE at the Berkeley Street Theatre in Toronto, and then by Live Art Dance at the Spatz Theatre in Halifax. BACKBONE, a cutting-edge dance and live music production inspired by the ‘spine’ of the Americas, was brought to life by nine dancers. BACKBONE is slated to tour across Canada in 2018-19 as well as Europe and Asia in early 2019.

Internationally renowned, Red Sky Performance is Canada’s leading company of contemporary Indigenous performance in dance, theatre, music, and media. This multi-award-winning company founded in 2000 by Sandra Laronde (Teme-Augama Anishinaabe) continues to significantly influence the artistic evolution of contemporary Indigenous performance in Canada and around the world.

Touring since 2003, Red Sky Performance has delivered over 2,253 performances across Canada and international performances in 12 countries on four continents, including two Cultural Olympiads (Beijing and Vancouver), and opened for Canada at World Expo in Shanghai. They are the recipient of five Dora Mavor Moore awards and nominations, two Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards, the Smithsonian Expressive Award, among other recognitions. Red Sky Performance is currently the Berkeley Street Theatre Company-In-Residence for the 17/18 and 18/19 seasons at Canadian Stage.

Soundtrack to MIIGIS Now Available on iTunes, Spotify, or CD:

Produced by Red Sky Media
Executive Producer: Sandra Laronde
Music Producers: Marc Merilainen, Pierre Mongeon, Rick Sacks
Recording Engineer and Mixing: Sydney Galbraith
Mastering: Jeff Wolpert
Produced and recorded at Desert Fish Studios, Toronto, Canada

For more info visit
FB/redskyperformance • @redskyconnect

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FLIP PUBLICITY, 416.533.7710, Damien Nelson,


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