Back­bone slides into town

Red Sky Per­for­mance’s Back­bone presents a con­tem­po­rary Indige­nous dance per­for­mance.

The Coast - - FALL ARTS - BY MICHAEL LAKE

Back­bone Novem­ber 17, 8pm Spatz The­atre $30/$25/$20 Stu­dents

Red Sky Per­for­mance is one of Canada’s lead­ing com­pa­nies cre­at­ing con­tem­po­rary Indige­nous per­for­mance in Canada. Founded in 2000 by San­dra Laronde, orig­i­nally from Teme-Augama-Anishi­naabe (Peo­ple of the Deep Wa­ter) in Temapgami, north­ern On­tario, Red Sky has since had hun­dreds of per­for­mances across Canada and around the world. In Novem­ber, thanks to Live Art Dance’s ex­cit­ing new sea­son, Back­bone will be in Hal­i­fax for one night only at the Spatz The­atre.

It’s a piece “in­spired by the ‘spine’ of the con­ti­nents, chart­ing the vast and rocky ter­rain of our hu­man land­scape.” It fea­tures eight dancers, a mu­si­cian, and per­for­mances de­scribed as “pure ath­leti­cism”. Back­bone is bound to be an im­pres­sive of­fer­ing from this award-win­ning Toronto-based com­pany.

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