Dancer-choreographer Christine Friday, shared with us a few thoughts on her upcoming performance and workshop at the Guelph Dance Festival. Christine will be In the Park with Maggie & Me – A healing dance on May 31st and June 1st & 2nd. Additionally, she will lead a workshop on Indigenous Contemporary Dance on Saturday June 1st at 10am for those interested in moving! Here is what she had to share with us:
GD: The theme of the 2019 GDF is “What Moves You” can you share with us what moved you when working in the creation of Maggie & Me?
CF:The ability to remove fear and move into the the power of ones true self.
GD: What is it that you love the most about performing outdoors?
CF: I have performed outdoors a lot the unexpected sense of sourcing energy form the elements that surround us – its breaks through hierarchy – we are all eye to eye – no one person better than another -we all have a gift to offer – together we create a whole.
GD: During your time in Guelph, aside form the Park performance of Maggie & Me, you will also be leading a workshop on contemporary Indigenous dance. Please tell us a few things that participants can expect in order to get them excited and registering for this great opportunity to dance with you.
CF: This workshop/presentation will create cultural awareness and a greater understanding of who we are and where we are coming from as Indigenous people. Participants will be moved and connected with a better understanding of our First Nations Culture. Culture is an extension of our nature and spirit. This workshop will include a performance, participation and talking circle.
Register today for Christine’s workshop, this event is surely going to sell out!