Thunderbird American Indian Dance Concert
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