Every Child Every Year

Every Child, Every Year - Free* Performances for Grades 1 to 6

Students in Markham now have priority access to world-class performing arts, thanks to Flato Markham Theatre's Every Child, Every Year initiative. Education through live arts sparks creativity, inspiration and engages students to reflect, respond, explore and analyze different cultural forms and contexts in a fun and interactive way!

Every Child, Every Year offers students from grades one to six, enrolled in a Markham school, the opportunity to attend one of the following performances for Free* and includes a study guide.

Schools outside of Markham are welcome to attend for the nominal fee of $10 plus HST per student. We are pleased to offer one free chaperone ticket for every 20 student tickets purchased.

*Markham schools only. Some conditions apply.

For the 2018-19 season, we are pleased to offer three shows in January 2019.

  • Red Sky Performance presents "Mistatim"
  • "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea"
  • "Kattam and his tam-tams"

For more information on each performance, please see below.

For show information, tickets, group bookings and education study guides to assist with your planning, contact Monica Pain at 905-415-7537 extension 5580 or at mpain@markham.ca.

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Red Sky Performance “Mistatim”

Suitable for Grade 4 – 6

Mistatim, Monday January 14 & 15, 2019

An unforgettable story of reconciliation for children and their families, "Mistatim" is about the taming of a wild horse through the truest of friendship that develops between Calvin on his ranch and Speck on her reservation. This multi-disciplinary production serves as a catalyst for new dialogue on reconciliation, intercultural connections, and intergenerational impact and legacy. Performance includes an engaging talkback with the artists.

Brilliant Story and Storytelling. Timely. To cover so much ground that is relevant and important, within an engaging and surprisingly emotional tale, in under an hour without being heavy-handed, is an achievement of great value. Should be a required part of school curriculum. Kids will likely learn way more here [through Mistatim] than from any classroom lecture. Thanks for the great performance, Red Sky! – Dr. Lorne Rothman, Toronto

Curriculum Connections:

  • The Arts: Dance & Drama: Reflecting, Responding, and Analyzing, Exploring Forms and Cultural Contexts
  • Native Languages: Knowledge and Understanding of Culture, Communication
  • Social Studies (Grades 1-6): Heritage and Identity, Canadian History
  • Science and Technology Studies: Habitats and Communities, Interactions in the Environment, Growth and Changes in Animal
  • Language Arts: Oral Communication, Interpreting Texts, Elements of Style, Perspectives & Points of View

To learn more about the artist, visit: Red Sky Performance

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Suitable for Grade 1 - 6

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Using modern technology, dazzling staging and a cutting-edge genre of “steampunk” science fiction, this brand-new production of the classic tale of “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea” expands Jules Verne’s imaginings in an exciting, character-driven narrative across and under Earth’s oceans. This theatrical presentation helps bring some awareness to environmental issues threatening our planet through an engaging play.

MAGICAL! A frisky adaptation of the Jules Verne sci-fi saga… The acting is never less than zesty and the use of projections is sometimes jaw dropping!” – NY Times

Curriculum Connections:

  • The Arts: Drama: Reflecting, Responding, and Analyzing, Exploring Forms and Cultural Contexts
  • Social Studies (Grades 1-6) B2. Inquiry: The Impact of Land and Resource Use
  • Science & Technology Studies: Relating Science and Technology to Society and the Environment; Understanding
  • Matter and Energy properties of Liquids and Solids
  • Language Arts: 1.1 Listening to Understand; 1.4 Demonstrating Understanding

To learn more about the artist, visit: Kidoons Network

KATTAM and his tam-tams

Suitable for Grade 1 - 3

  • January 28th performances are in French
  • January 29th performances are in English

To the sound of Balafon, n'goni, djembe, darbouka, naffar and dhol, percussionist Kattam and his friends invite you to discover Africa, the Middle East and India through rhythm, song and dance! From African rap and desert dance to trance sufi rhythm and Bollywood dance. Accompanied by his monkey, Takoum, Kattam never fails to engage his audience on this incredible multicultural adventure.

"Kattam is captivating! The children love his shows because the music is fun, rhythmic and instructive all at once! It’s always a real party when Kattam is in the house!" -Montreal Children Library

Curriculum Connections:

  • The Arts: Music Reflecting, Responding, and Analyzing, Exploring Forms and Cultural Contexts; studying music from different cultures
  • Language Arts: 1.1 Listening to Understand

To learn more about the artist, visit Kattam and his tam-tams

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