TONO- Red Sky Performance- Ritual Drama Dance- Nisha Designs

This new outstanding dance creation by Red Sky, a Toronto based contemporary dance and theater company, brings together the Indigenous cultures of Canada, Mongolia and China and is heavily grounded in the theme of horse culture. Sandra Laronde, artistic director of Red Sky, explains the creative process behind Tono, an innovative three-country project involving eleven dancers and musicians.

Dance has always played a vital role in Aboriginal cultures. It is a connection to the spirit, to the land, and a deep expression to our gratitude. In the Indigenous worldview, the horse is revered and respected. When one thinks about the horse at war, at play or as a helper of humankind, we realize the horse has made a considerable contribution to civilizations around the world.

Importance of dance to Indigenous peoples: Why We Dance: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?extid=NS-UNK-UNK-UNK-AN_GK0T-GK1C&v=994207011501470

Source: http://www.redskyperformance.com