"Backbone" is a cutting-edge dance inspired by the ‘spine’ of the continents charting the vast and rocky terrain of our human landscape. Through contemporary indigenous dance and raw athleticism, nine dancers bring to life the electricity and impulses of our rocky mountain backbone.
Internationally-renowned, Red Sky Performance is Canada’s leading company of contemporary Indigenous performance in dance, theatre, music, and media. The multi-award winning company was founded in 2000 by Artistic Director Sandra Laronde from the Teme-Augama-Anishinaabe (People of the Deep Water). Red Sky has significantly influenced the evolution of contemporary Indigenous performance in Canada and around the world. They have garnered an international reputation for collaborating on landmark projects with some of the most prestigious artists and companies from around the globe. Touring since 2003, Red Sky has delivered 2,375 performances across Canada including international performances in 12 countries on four continents.