Here is a last minute shout out for an excellent performance taking place in Coquitlam’s Evergreen Cultural Centre on this Sunday, January 30th; The Great Mountain.
The Great Mountain is an adventure story that inspires, entertains and captures the imagination of kids and families alike. Using theatre, dance and music, we follow the journey of Nuna, a curious young girl who sets out on an incredible journey to discover the source of Mother Earth’s mysterious cries. Nuna crosses the sprawling prairies, the laughing river, and then onward to the peak of The Great Mountain. Along the way, she meets a variety of characters that help her to discover the transformative power of nature, and the importance of courage.
Inspired by the aboriginal story of Jumping Mouse, the underlying theme of the story is to educate children and their families about the future of their planet and to ensure that environmental care becomes a way of life.
Renowned for its artistry and innovation, Red Sky Performance is Canada’s leading company that shapes contemporary world Indigenous performance in dance, theatre and music. Founded by Artistic Director Sandra Laronde in 2000, the company creates, produces and tours original work for adult and family audiences on local, national and international stages. Says Laronde, “Our work highlights the originality, promise and potential of what is possible within Indigenous contemporary performance in Canada and around the world.”
Their most recent work, Tono is the winner of the 2010 Dora Mavor Moore Award for excellence in the performing arts, and also won two awards at the 2010 Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards. It received its world premiere at theVancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad to critical acclaim.
Tickets to The Great Mountain are $18 for adults/seniors, $14 for children 5 to 12; Family of 4 is $54. Available through the box office 604.927.6555 or online www.evergreenculturalcentre.ca