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New York 2017 ISPA Congress - Sandra Laronde
New York 2017 ISPA Congress

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Sandra Laronde

Session 6 | Theater of Empowerment
Thursday, January 12, 2017

Sandra Laronde | Speaker

Red Sky Performance (Canada)

Artistic Director

Arts innovator and leader Sandra Laronde has conceived, developed, produced and toured programming that is Indigenous, multi-national, multi-and-interdisciplinary and intergenerational in scope. 

Sandra is the Founder and Artistic Director of Red Sky Performance, a leading-edge company based in Toronto that has significantly influenced the artistic evolution and innovation of contemporary Indigenous performance. Touring since 2003, Red Sky has delivered 1,523 performances across Canada and 159 international performances. Red Sky’s scope reaches into the vast landscape of Canada, coupled with a growing international trajectory, and is one of the strongest touring companies of its size.  

During her nine-year tenure at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Sandra was the Director of Indigenous Arts at the Centre. She realized her vision to create exceptional programming informed by Indigenous cultures and worldviews, and to contribute to building vibrant Indigenous communities across Canada and worldwide. Substantial growth for Indigenous Arts at the Banff Centre was achieved under her leadership that included innovative new approaches to programming that helped to raise the artistic ceiling of contemporary Indigenous artistry.

Sandra is from the Teme-Augama-Anishinaabe (People of the Deep Water) in Temagami, northern Ontario, Canada. 

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