, 2022-12-09 12:44:20,
Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue, will present its 48th Annual Thunderbird American Dancers Pow Wow and Dance Concert from January 13-22, 2023. There will be dances, stories and traditional music from the Native peoples of the Northeast, Southwest and Great plains regions. The event has become a cherished New York tradition to celebrate our diversity by honoring the culture of our first Americans. TNC donates all proceeds from the event to college scholarship funds for Native American students. This is the 60th anniversary of the company’s founding.
A Pow-Wow is more than just a spectator event – it is a joyous gathering for Native people from across the country and an opportunity for the non-Indian community to immerse themselves in the philosophy and beauty of Native culture. Traditionally a gathering and sharing of events, Pow-Wows have come to include spectacular dance competitions, displays, and the enjoyment of traditional foods.
Throughout the performance, all elements are explained in depth through detailed introductions by the company’s director and emcee, Louis Mofsie (Hopi/Winnebago). As an educator, Mofsie plays an important role in the show because of his ability to present a holistic view of native culture. He received a 2019 Bessie Award for outstanding service in the field of dance. In 2017, he was honored, along with Garth Fagan and Martha Myers, with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Dance Guild.
Highlights will also include narration by Matoaka Eagle (Holy…
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