Red Sky Performance is a leading company of contemporary Indigenous performance in Canada and worldwide. Led by Artistic Director Sandra Laronde of the Teme-Augama-Anishinaabe (People of the Deep Water), we are currently in our 18th year of dance, theatre, music, and media. Our mission is to create inspiring experiences of contemporary Indigenous arts and culture that transform society. Touring since 2003, we have delivered over 2,253 performances across Canada including international performances in 12 countries, including two Cultural Olympiads (Beijing and Vancouver), and opened for Canada at World Expo in Shanghai. Mistatim won three awards at the 2017 Shenzhen (China) Youth Drama Month for Best Script, Best Director, and Best Props Design. It was nominated for the 2016 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Production.
Red Sky soars, delights...in a fast-paced show, we go through a whole series of emotions and narrative twists and come out the other end with a nice complete experience intact. Toronto Star
The fun, and the beauty, of this high-spirited performance... What sets the whole show apart is, in a word, joy. Edmonton Journal
Mistatim vibrates with energetic freedom and thrilling eye-opening discovery. NNNN 4-star review - NOW Magazine
Grade Suitability: Grade 1 - 7
Duration: 45 mins.
Capacity: 400 students
Tech Requirements: performance space of 30' x 30' x9'high
Fee Range: $995 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)
An unforgettable story of reconciliation for children and their families, Mistatim is about the taming of a wild horse and the truest of friendships. Under a prairie sky, a simple wooden fence is all that separates Calvin on his ranch and Speck on her reservation. In many ways they are worlds apart, until a wild horse named Mistatim enters the scene.