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MISTATIM NOMINATED FOR A 2016 DORA MAVOR MOORE AWARD

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MISTATIM NOMINATED FOR A 2016 DORA MAVOR MOORE AWARD

In June 2016, our production of Mistatim was nominated for a 2016 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Production. Mistatim is about the taming of a wild horse and the forging of the truest of friendships. A story of reconciliation for children and their families, Mistatim is an intercultural story that combines dance, theatre, mask, storytelling and music into one unforgettable dance experience.

Under a prairie sky, a simple wooden fence is all that separates Calvin on his ranch and Speck on her reservation, but in many ways they are worlds apart, that is – until a wild horse named Mistatim turns their worlds upside down.

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

– NNNN star review – NOW Magazine.

In our 2016-17 season, Mistatim is slated to tour to Michigan, Minnesota, Washington, Montana, Idaho, Illinois and New York as well as to Canadian provinces including: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario. We do have a few spots available, so please let us know if you want to be part of this leg of the tour!

We are currently planning a 2017-18 tour across Australia and Canada.

Recognized for being leading-edge, Red Sky has significantly influenced the artistic evolution and innovation of contemporary Indigenous performance in Canada and around the world. Touring since 2003, Red Sky has delivered 1,523 performances across Canada and 159 international performances in 12 countries on four continents.

We would like to thank our funders and supporters for believing in this project: Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, Toronto Community Foundation. Meegwetch to Young People’s Theatre for presenting us in Toronto, and thank you to the Dora Mavor Moore awards for nominating us. We are grateful.

Based on a Concept by Sandra Laronde and Written by Erin Shields Directed by: Andrea Donaldson Original Cast: Carlos Rivera, Sera-Lys McArthur, and Brendan McMurtry-Howlett Choreography: Sandra Laronde, Carlos Rivera Music: Rick Sacks with Associate Sound Designer Marc Meriläinen Production Design: Andy Moro; Mask Design and Build: Karen Rodd; Costume Design: Elaine Redding, Charlene Senuik Cree Translator & Cultural Advisor: “Okiysikaw” Tyrone Tootoosis; Fight Direction: Daniel Levinson

 

If you would like more information, please contact us at ea@redskyperformance.com or call 416-697-9969. 

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