JUNE 30 and JULY 1 at 6:30 pm.
Red Sky Performance’s newest project, Great Lakes, is a one-of-kind site-specific dance and live music production that will be performed knee-deep in water on the shore of Lake Ontario. It brings together contemporary Indigenous dance, original music, and our connection to five freshwater lakes.
This new work explores our interconnectedness to the Great Lakes, water as life-sustaining, and as a creative force. We as Anishinaabe believe that water is alive. Water is our earth’s lifeblood, and that all bodies of water are her veins. Without water, we simply would cease to exist. Water is life.
Great Lakes is choreographed by Eddie Elliott, Lonii-Garnons Williams, Sandra Laronde, and Jera Wolfe, with music creators and collaborators: Ora Barlow-Tukaki, Bryant Didier, Marie Gaudet, Bryden Gwiss Kwenize, Pierre Mongeon, and Rick Sacks.
Dancers include: Eddie Elliott, Lonii-Garnons Williams, Claire Holmes, Kalene Jeans, Michael Ramsey, Jera Wolfe, and with Ian Akiwenzie, Wesley Cleland, Bryden Gwiss Kiwenzie, Cylene Marie Morrison, and Tara Trudeau, with production management by Pip Bradford.
On July 1st, 13-year-old Anishinaabe girl, Autumn Peltier, recently nominated for the 2018 International Children’s Peace Prize, will make a live appearance and participate in the Great Lakes performance.
World Premiere: co-produced and presented by the Harbourfront Centre on Canada Day on June 30 and July 1, 2018 at 6:30 pm and performed in the adjacent Natrel Pond on the shore of Lake Ontario.
As part of Canada Day Celebrations, Free Admission