Firewater Thunderbird Rising is the transformative spirit of dance travelling through dimensional realms of existence – ancestors, dreams, blood memory and the land directly connected to our Anishinaabek way of living, awakening the healing of our Nation’s future.
Christine Friday is based in her home territory Bear Island, Lake Temagami creating dreams into reality as a proficient resilient Indigenous storyteller. She began her career with In the Land of Spirits in 1992 and has maintained a professional dance career for 30 years. She is deeply connected to the cultural wellness of her Anishinaabe people, specifically Temagami First Nation Her company, Friday Creeations, a film and stage Production Company, has allowed her to transition her skills as a Dance artist and Director into filmmaking to broaden her audience while fulfilling her potential.
Christine is the recipient of the 2018 K.M. Hunter Award for Dance through the Ontario Arts Council. She is currently in the development of activating Cultural Creation spaces in her community.
Join us after the performance for an intimate Q and A session with Christine Friday.