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7:30pm - Gates Open
8:30pm - Pre-Concert Talk
9:00pm - LIVE Concert
Featuring Celebrated Canadian Poet Dr. Duke Redbird
Celebrating the creativity and fire of Indigenous artistic expression with Red Sky Performance, Canada’s leading contemporary Indigenous dance group and a very special guest – the established Indigenous poet and historian Dr. Duke Redbird, who will recite carefully-curated poetry from his latest book.
This event also features a screening of the movie “The Water Walker” and time-lapse photography from the Saugeen First Nation taken by our film crew!
Dr. Duke Redbird brings his breadth of cultural knowledge and artistic practice to the benefit of a global audience. He was instrumental in the implementation of innovative multimedia, technologies and beyond, bringing an Indigenous approach to art education that was rooted in his pioneering work at OCAD University.
Touring since 2003, Red Sky Performance has delivered over 2,755 performances across Canada including international performances in 17 countries on four continents: two Cultural Olympiads (Beijing and Vancouver), World Expo in Shanghai, Venice Biennale, and Jacob’s Pillow, among others.
This event also features a screening of the 13-min. documentary “The Water Walker.” Anishinaabe water activist Autumn Peltier travels from Manitoulin Island, Ontario to New York City to address the United Nations.
Click here to learn more about the movie.
Did I see a leaf fall from that tree?
Little leaf, I do not know your name yet I have seen you fall.
You did not fall like a stone from the sky
You did not swoop like a great hawk
You drifted and you sang a song
Your song is in my heart.
– © Duke Redbird
• Introduction by Dr. Duke Redbird on the importance of sharing land resources.
• The Water Walker Movie (13 minutes).
• STAGE I: Poetry by Dr. Duke Redbird accompanied by Native American Flute.
• STAGE II: Red Sky Performance dancers, beginning with and introduction and a series of songs: Grand Entry song, Solo songs, Flute & Hand Drum song and Sneak Up song.
New Life Church Auditorium, 28 Tracey Lane, Collingwood, ON
Note: This "hybrid" concert will be livestreamed online AND projected outdoors at the church's spacious parking lot (drive-in). The pre-concert talk will be audio-only for digital customers.