May 21–23, 2022

Those Who Run in the Sky

The National Theatre of Greenland (Nunatta Isiginnaartitsisarfia)

Greenland

A coming-of-age story that follows a young shaman named Pitu as he learns to use his powers and ultimately finds himself lost in the world of the spirits. 

An image of a person with their back turned in an arctic setting.

Photo by Gerth Lyberth

Ticketing Information

Price Overview: $15 – $50, Pay What You Wish. Ages 14 and under are free.*

Venue Overview: Studio Theatre

Additional Information: Ages 10+

This event is a Nordic Spotlight, part of Nordic Bridges.

Overview

Those Who Run in the Sky is a coming-of-age story that follows a young shaman named Pitu as he learns to use his powers and ultimately finds himself lost in the world of the spirits. This piece is performed in Kalaallisut/Greenlandic. English context will be provided. 

After a strange blizzard leaves Pitu stranded on the sea ice, without his dog team or any weapons to defend himself, he realizes that he is no longer in the world that he once knew. The storm has carried him into the world of the spirits, one populated with terrifying creatures that want to pull him into the frigid ocean through an ice crack and less frightening – but equally as incredible – creatures, such as a lone giant who can carry Pitu in the palm of her hand and keeps caribou and polar bears as pets.

After stumbling upon a fellow Shaman who has been trapped in the spirit world for many years, Pitu must master all of his powers to make his way back to the world of the living, his family and to the one he loves. 

Supported by the Danish Arts Foundation, Nordic Culture Fund, Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund, NEXT Magazine and Iceland Air

The National Theatre of Greenland 

The National Theatre of Greenland is proud to be the first theatre to put this story on stage and honour the close ties between Inuit in Canada and Greenland. It was created in close collaboration with Canadian and Greenlandic artists. 

Dates & Times

May 21
11:30am

May 22
11:30am

May 23
11:30am

Venue

Studio Theatre

235 Queens Quay West
Toronto ON M5J 2G8
Canada

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Price

*A purchase of one (1) ticket using the Pay Scale entitles you to one (1) free ticket for persons under the age of 14.

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