A WORLD PREMIERE FROM ONE OF CANADA’S
FOREMOST CONTEMPORARY DANCE COMPANIES
A Red Sky Performance Production Presented by Grand OnStage
November 24, 2018 at the Grand Theatre
After packed houses and standing ovations at Canadian Stage’s Berkeley Street Theatre in Toronto, Trace now tours to the First Ontario Performing Arts Centre (St. Catharines), Rose Theatre Main Stage (Brampton), and the Grand Theatre (Kingston).
Journey across the multiverse with "Trace", a sumptuous new dance and live music creation exploring our origins as well as our future evolution.
From the stars we are born. We are traceable to the very beginnings of the universe, our ancestral origins stretching across the Milky Way to the atoms burning inside of us here on earth. Trace maps Anishinaabe sky and star stories, offering an exciting glimpse into our origin as well as our future evolution.
For tens of thousands of years, Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island have mapped the night sky, studied the stars, and established an expansive view of the world and body of knowledge that has often been ignored and erased. Trace features six dancers, three live musicians, lighting and multi-media to explore what has come before us and what is yet to come.
Conceived and Directed by: Sandra Laronde, Choreography by: Jera Wolfe, Music by: Eliot Britton, with collaborators Rick Sacks and Bryant Didier and Ora Barlow-Tukaki. Lighting Designer: Alexis Bowles, Creative Video Director/Screen Manager Marcella Grimaux, Head Motion Designer: Daniel Faubert, and Costume Designer: Kinoo Arcentales. Performed by: Eddie Elliott, Miyeko Ferguson, Cameron Fraser-Monroe, Lonii Garnons-Williams, Lindsay Harpham, Julie Pham, and Jera Wolfe. Vocalists: Nelson Tagoona, Marie Gaudet, and Ora Barlow-Tukaki. Technical Director: Alexandre Barette, Makeup Artist: Alice Norton, Production Manager: Pip Bradford, and Production Coordinator: Jason Aviss.
Red Sky Performance is Canada's leading company of contemporary Indigenous performance. Under the direction of cultural innovator, Executive and Artistic Director Sandra Laronde, Red Sky continues to create and deliver exceptional intercultural, inter-disciplinary, and intergenerational work that expands and elevates the ecology of Indigenous arts and culture.
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