Credit: David Hou

Canada’s dance community takes great pride in its Indigenous dance artists. Case in point: The 2019 Dora Award nominations for dance were dominated by three First Nations-focused dance troupes. “Trace,” a multimedia work by Red Sky Performance, ended up beating out the National Ballet of Canada when they took home the honors for Outstanding Original Choreography. Now, Red Sky look to build momentum with a North American tour of this athletic work exploring human origins. Teme-Augama-Anishinaabe artist Sandra Laronde brings her company to Dance Place to perform Oct. 2 and 3. “Trace” will mark the first indoor ticketed performances at the beloved Brookland venue in more than 18 months, and what better way to restart than by celebrating the First Nations of North America through dance? Oct. 2 and 3 at Dance Place. Free–$100.