Grand OnStage Presents

Firewater Thunderbird Rising 2 – Friday Creeations

The spirit of the Thunderbird is the healing journey; connecting the past as Maggie & Me prepares the present moment to awaken the Firewater Thunderbird Rising for the healing of our Nations future.

A performer in Firewater Thunderbird Rising 2 - Friday Creeations. Blue and pink lights are in the background and the performer is posed with a rope.


A stunning multi-disciplinary contemporary dance presentation from Indigenous choreographer Christine Friday. Christine says that Thunderbird Rising 2 is the transformative spirit of dance travelling through realms of existence – ancestors, dreams, blood memory and the land directly connected to her Anishinaabek way of living and being. In addition to live dance, the performance will include a documentary dance film that witnesses the Friday Family as they return to the site of their residential school and speak their truth on their traditional Family territory.

A Pay What You Want Performance

Pay What You Want is a new program for our 2022-23 Grand OnStage season. 3 unique professional performances can be attended by simply booking your free ticket online, by phone 613-530-2050 or in person at Kingston Grand Theatre 208 Princess St., Kingston ON K7L 1B2.  All we encourage is that you consider a voluntary payment upon exiting the theatre that reflects your experience that evening.

These professional presentations offer extremely relevant social issues based work that are reflective of the City of Kingston’s Indigenous reconciliation and sustainability priorities. The Grand OnStage is removing any financial barrier, as we want to encourage as many patrons to experience these works.


Kingston Grand Theatre, Rosen Auditorium
218 Princess St. Kingston ON K7L1B2 Canada


October 2024

  • Wednesday 26 at 7:30 PM