THUNDERBIRD AMERICAN INDIAN DANCERS POW WOW AND DANCE CONCERT

February 24 – March 7
Stream Available February 24 - March 7

THEATER  FOR THE NEW CITY
Crystal Field, Executive Director

THUNDERBIRD AMERICAN INDIAN DANCERS POW WOW AND DANCE CONCERT

Stream available until March 7
$5 general admission.  Supplemental donations will be gratefully accepted. Ticketing available here!
Recommended for all ages.
Running time 90 min. Reviewers are invited.

Theater for the New City presents its 46th annual Thunderbird American Dancers Pow Wow and Dance Concert live-streamed from the Johnson Theater, available at Stellar Tickets until March 7, 2021. There will be dances, stories, and traditional music from Native Peoples of the Northeast, Southwest, and Great Plains regions. The event, emceed by Bessie-winner Louis Mofsie (Hopi/Winnebago), has become a treasured New York tradition for celebrating our diversity by honoring the culture of our first Americans.  TNC donates all proceeds from this event to college scholarship funds for Native American students.  Admission is only $5 and additional donations will be gratefully accepted.  The event is recommended for all ages. Click here for tickets!

Foreground: Kitty Gabourel (Maya). Photo by Jonathan Slaff.

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. Traditionally a gathering and sharing of events, Pow-Wows have come to include spectacular dance competitions, exhibitions, and enjoyment of traditional foods.

Marie Ponce – Cherokee/Taino, Julian Gabourel – Maya, Kitty Gabourel – Maya, Ciaran Tufford – Maya/Cherokee/Cree/Pawnee, Matt C. Cross – Kiowa, and Carlos Eagle Feather – Maya Pipil. Photo by Jonathan Slaff

The troupe’s appearances benefit college scholarship funds for Native American students. The Thunderbird American Indian Dancers Scholarship Fund receives its sole support from events like this concert (it receives no government or corporate contributions) and has bestowed over 350 scholarships to-date. Theater for the New City has been presenting Pow-Wows annually as a two-week event since 1976, with the box office donated to these scholarships

Louis Mofsie – Hopi/Winnebago. Photo by Jonathan Slaff

Video production of this event is by Alexander Bartenieff (lighting & sound director, video production manager) and Brian Park (camera/sound engineer, assistant technical director).

Click here for the full press release!