THUNDERBIRD AMERICAN INDIAN DANCERS' 38th ANNUAL DANCE CONCERT AND POW-WOW
Thunderbird American Indian Dancers
WHERE AND WHEN:
January 25 to February 3, 2013
Fridays at 8:00 pm; Saturdays at 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm, Sundays at 3:00 pm
Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue (at Tenth Street). Presented by Theater for the New City.
0 general admission to all evening shows, whose running time is 2 hours
MATINEES ARE KIDS' DAYS: At all matinee performances, children under twelve accompanied by a ticket-bearing adult are admitted for .00 (adults 0). Running time 1 hr. 30 min.
Box office/audience info (212) 254-1109. Online ticketing available at www.theaterforthenewcity.net
It's the 50th anniversary of the founding of Thunderbird American Indian Dancers and the troupe will hold its 38th annual Dance Concert and Pow Wow at Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue, from January 25 to February 3, 2013. The troupe's appearances benefit college funds for needy Native American students. The company's Pow-Wows have been presented annually as a two-week event by TNC since 1976, with the box office donated to these funds. There will be dances, stories and traditional music from the Iroquois and Native Peoples of the Northwest Coast, the Southwest, the Plains, and the Arctic regions. Between 15 and 20 dancers will assemble for the event.
Highlights will include Storytelling by Matoka Eagle (Santo Domingo, Tewa), a Hoop Dance by Michael Taylor (Choctaw), a Caribou Dance (from the Inuit people of Alaska), a Buffalo Dance (from the Hopi people), a Grass Dance and Jingle Dress Dance (from the Northern Plains people), a Stomp Dance (from the Southeastern tribes), and a Shawl Dance (from the Oklahoma tribes). In the final section of the program, the audience will be invited to join in the Round Dance, a friendship dance.