Curated by Red Sky Performance, our company-in-residence, the REDTalks series celebrates exceptional ideas and performances from Indigenous artists, catalyzers, innovators and leaders. The discussion around Indigenous Ways of Knowing Land & Culture precedes a performance of Red Sky's Backbone.
*SOLD OUT* If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please call or visit the box office as of 3:30pm on Friday.
- Location: Berkeley Street Upstairs Theatre
- Run Time: 60 minutes
- FREE pre-show chat
Sandra Laronde, Artistic Director of Red Sky Performance, is an accomplished arts innovator and cultural leader. She has conceived, developed, produced, and disseminated award-winning productions that are Indigenous, multinational, multi and inter-disciplinary, and intergenerational in scope. She will speak about the concept/creative process behind Backbone as it relates to Indigenous Ways of Knowing.
Cowboy Smithx is an award-winning filmmaker of Blackfoot Ancestry from the Piikani and Kainai tribes of Southern Alberta, Canada. Cowboy is the founder and curator of the highly acclaimed International Indigenous speaker series "REDx Talks." He also serves as the Artistic Director of the Iiniistsi Treaty Arts Society.
Gerald McMaster, is a curator, artist, author, and professor of Indigenous Visual Culture and Critical Curatorial Studies at OCAD University, Toronto. McMaster has curated two international biennales: in 1995, he was Canadian commissioner to the Biennale di Venezia; and in 2012 he was an Artistic Director of the 18th Biennale of Sydney. In 2018, he will be Curator for the Canadian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale of Architecture.