Our friends at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts present Christine Friday on Saturday, March 6, 2021 @ 8:00p.m. Tickets for this event are free and available here.
* 8 PM: Short film Firewater, Thunderbird Rising
* 8:17 PM: Solo live dance piece from Oakville Centre, Maggie & Me
* 8:35 PM: Live Q & A moderated by Chris Mei
Christine Friday shares:
“I am Anishinaabe Kwe from Friday’s Point on Lake Temagami in Northern Ontario. I represent my family, my community: Temagami First Nation. My intention is to awaken people within themselves, creating a shift change in the world by reflecting reality and the human experience.”
Maggie & Me shares how the story of a healing dance can strengthen communities and help us to better understand our own cultural experience within our own territories by linking stories, inspiration, and the origins of a dance. To dance in honour of those who suffer as part of the transformation and revitalization of our culture. Maggie & Me honours and continues the legacy of women as healers in our communities; traditional practice revealed in a contemporary world. The journey travels with us through dimensional realms of existence – spirit, dream and present – the healing and revitalization of our Anishinaabe culture. With a movement style that is at once free, lyrical, explosive an expression of indigenous contemporary dance, she walks into her own power.
Creator, Choreographer, Producer: Christine Friday
Dancers: Christine Friday, Beany John, Waawaate Fobister & Penny Couchie
Set & Video Design: Michala Clemmensan
Lighting & Technical Director: Rasmus Sylvest
Sound Design: Rob Bertola