Miigis: Underwater Panther
Canadian Stage presents a Red Sky Performance production
Directed and Choreographed by Sandra Laronde
in collaboration with the Performers
Canada’s leading company of contemporary Indigenous performance returns!
Miigis: Underwater Panther draws its inspiration from a prophecy in which the Anishinaabe must move westward or perish. It is about the great migration of the Anishinaabe from the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes, moving from salt to freshwater.
Miigis explores this journey, the mystery beings, the rise of matriarchy, and the ancestral pull towards the next seven generations.
The 60-minute work will be performed to original live music and showcases the unique aesthetic developed over the company’s 22 years, combining contemporary Indigenous dance, theatrical innovation, and a fusion of athleticism, music, and film.
On January 25th following the performance, join us for a special REDTalk about the Great Migration and the 7 Fire Prophecies, with culture keeper Brian Peltier from the Manitoulin Islands.
Hear more about this formidable migration of hope from the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes, moving from salt to freshwater -- the journey, the mystery beings, and the ancestral pull towards the next seven generations.
Hosted by Miigis: Underwater Panther Red Sky Artistic Director Sandra Laronde.
The REDTalks Series celebrates exceptional ideas and performances from Indigenous artists, changemakers, and leaders. This Series inspires, informs, and builds ongoing engagement with all communities and the Indigenous cultural resurgence in Canada and around the world.
Red Sky would like to thank the Canadian Heritage for supporting our REDTalks Series.
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