Thunderbird American Indian Dance Concert

Fri Jan 14, 2022
Various times
Ages 5 and up
$15 - At all matinee performances, children under twelve accompanied by a ticket-bearing adult are admitted for $1 (adults $15).

The 2022 Thunderbird American Indian Dance Concert features dances, stories, and traditional music from Native Peoples of the Northeast, Southwest, and Great Plains regions.

A Pow-Wow is more than just a spectator event: it is a joyous reunion for native peoples nationwide and an opportunity for the non-Indian community to voyage into the philosophy and beauty of Native culture.

Highlights include storytelling by Matoaka Eagle (Santo Domingo/Chickahominy), a Hoop Dance set to guitar and flute music performed on alternating dates by Marie Ponce (Cherokee and Seminole), Michael Taylor (Choktaw), and Matt Cross (Kiowa); a Deer Dance (from the Yaqui Tribes of Southern Arizona) with Ciaran Tufford (Mayan/Cherokee) and Carlos Ponce (Mayan), and various ensemble dances: a Grass Dance and Jingle Dress Dance (from the Northern Plains people), a Stomp Dance (from the Southeastern tribes), a Shawl Dance (from the Oklahoma tribes), a Fancy Dance (from the Oklahoma tribes) and a Robin Dance and Smoke Dance (from the Iroquois).

Fridays at 8pm
Saturdays at 3 and 8pm
Sundays at 3pm
​shows 90 min

Photo of Marie Ponce, Cherokee/Taino. By Jonathan Slaff

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