Red Sky Performance Announced Dance Residency Project Premier.
Miigis: Underwater Panther began creation in 2021, during the Company’s 2-week residency at the Webb Center.
Despite it’s birth in Wickenburg, AZ, significantly far from a body of water, Miigis: Underwater Panther is, indeed, about the movement of the ocean.
Miigis draws inspiration from the migration of Anishinaabe from the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes. Specifically, the move from salt to freshwater.
During a two-week residency in 2021, Red Sky Performance began work on this moving program, premiering at Canadian Stage later this month.
Specifically commissioned by Canadian Stage, the project was supported by the Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts. The theater’s “Made in Wickenburg” Artist Residency hosts up to 3 artistic companies a year.
Miigis was directed and choreographed by Sandra Laronde, in collaboration with performers.
The original music showcases Red Sky’s unique aesthetic in this 60-minute program.
Representing the second creation in Red Sky Performance’s Miigis cycle, Underwater Panther focuses on the power of nature and Indigenous prophecy.
Red Sky embarks on an international tour following the two-week debut.
Miigis: Underwater Panther runs Jan. 22 to 29, 2023 at Toronto’s Berkeley Street Theatre.
Tickets and Info at: canadianstage.com