Video: Our Community: Thunderbird Dancers Fios1 Mar 18, 2017, 11:40 am

Video: Our Community: Thunderbird Dancers Fios1 Mar 18, 2017, 11:40 am

Louis Mofsie (Winnebago/Hopi and Director) and Matoaka Eagle (Tewa/ Chickahominy) of Thunderbird American Indian Dancers share thoughts in Fios1 interview. “The history of the Native American people is part of your history, as an American citizen living here in the United States. This is part of your history. “- Louis Mofsie says.  The video shares the importance of preserving Native American history and culture through the songs, dances and stories of this 54 year old dance company… Click below:

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39th Annual Thunderbird Grand Mid-Summer Pow Wow Flyer: Queens Farm Pow Wow July 2017 (1) 

Thunderbird Dance Social at NMAI April 16, 2016

Saturday, April 16, 2016, from 7 to 10 PM.   Thunderbird American Indian Dancers at TNC Group

The Thunderbird American Indian Dancers in collaboration with the National Museum of the American Indian are holding a Dance Social Saturday, April 16, 2016, from 7 to 10 PM at the National Museum of the American Indian, One Bowling Green, in lower Manhattan.  Shawl TAIDEveryone is welcome to attend and there is no admission charge.

Louis Mofsie and the Heyna Second Sons singers lead this traditional indoor social dance and get-together.  Everyone is welcome to join in the Native American Dancing, or just to enjoy it as a spectator.  There will also be free door prizes and refreshments.

For more information about the Dance Social, link to www.nmai.si.edu.
Print out schedule at: thunderbird-schedule-2015-16-2
Read Article: Indian Country Today                                                                                                                http://www.nmai.si.edu/calendar/
Hoop Dance Michael A Taylor and Marie Ponce

New at Annual Thunderbird American Indian Dancers in Concert Feb 5-14, 2016 at TNC

 

Thunderbird American Indian Dancers in Concert at

Theater for the New City

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New choreography American Indian Hoop Dance with Michael A. Taylor & Marie Poncé to the music of Rob Mastrani and Louis Mofsie!

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POW-WOW -- Hoop dance in Thunderbird American Indian Dancers' Dance Concert and Pow-Wow, presented by Theater for the New City January 31 to February 9, 2014. Photo by Jonathan Slaff.

POW-WOW — Hoop dance in Thunderbird American Indian Dancers’ Dance Concert and Pow-Wow, presented by Theater for the New City January 31 to February 9, 2014. Photo by Jonathan Slaff.

Fridays – Sundays
February 5, 6, 7 & 12, 13, 14,  2016

Fridays 8 PM, Saturdays 3 & 8 PM, Sundays 3 PM Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue (at 10th Street), New York City (212) 254-1109 or ..WWW.THEATERFORTHENEWCITY.NET     One dollar children’s tickets available only for matinee shows

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Louis Mofsie, Marie ponce and Michael A. Taylor Native american indiand Hoop Dance for 600 excited spectators.

The Thunderbird American Indian Dancers 41st Annual Concert at TNC

The Thunderbird American Indian Dancers
are presenting their 41st annual concert of music, dance and storytelling at the
Theater for the New City the first two weekends in February.   
Print 2016 Schedule: thunderbird-schedule-2015-16-2
The Thunderbirds perform authentic dances of the Iroquois, Pueblo and Great Plains Native American peoples.  pow-wow-finale-of-thunderbird-american-indian-dancers-dance-concert-and-pow-wow-presented-by-theater-for-the-new-city-january-31-to-february-9-2014-photo-by-jonathan-slaff
 
Shows are on
Fridays, February 5 and 12, and Saturdays, February 6 and 13 at 8 PM, with tickets prices of $10. 
Special matinee performances for children are on Saturdays and Sundays, February 6,  7, 13 and 14 at 3 PM, with tickets for children under 12 only one dollar (children must be accompanied by an adult paying the regular $10 price). 
 
All performances are at the Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue at East 10th Street in Manhattan.  Phone (212) 254-1109 or go to www.TheaterForTheNewCity.net for tickets.

 

 

 

Thunderbird Traditional Dance Social at The National Museum of the American Indian

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Dale Legones and Matoaka Eagle do Native American Indian Shawl Dance with The Thunderbird American Indian Dancers at Theater for the New City

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Thunderbird Dance Social

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Saturday October 18

7 – 10 PM

at National Museum of the American Indian, One Bowling Green, New York City #4 or #5 Train to Bowling Green, #R Train to Whitehall #1 to Staten Island Ferry    Indian Country Today

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POW-WOW -- Hoop dance in Thunderbird American Indian Dancers' Dance Concert and Pow-Wow, presented by Theater for the New City January 31 to February 9, 2014.  Photo by Jonathan Slaff.

POW-WOW — Hoop dance in Thunderbird American Indian Dancers’ Dance Concert and Pow-Wow, presented by Theater for the New City January 31 to February 9, 2014. Photo by Jonathan Slaff.

Ray Two Feathers Leung Eagle Dance

Ray Two Feathers Leung /Ray Black Feather does Eagle Dance with The Thunderbird American Indian Dances at Theater for the New City

Thunderbird Social at NMAI Heyna Second Sons Drum Louis Mofsie

Heyna Second Sons sing at The National Museum of the American Indian

Thunderbird Dance Social April 18, 2015

 

The Thunderbird American Indian Dancers in collaboration with the National Museum of the Finale Thunderbird American Indian Dancers in Concert Pow Wow Jan 2014 at Theater for the New City
American Indian are holding a Dance Social on Saturday, April 18, 2015, from 7 to 10 PM.
This event is at the National Museum of the American Indian, One Bowling Green, in lower Manhattan.  Everyone is welcome to attend and there is no admission charge.
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Louis Mofsie and the Heyna Second Sons singers lead this traditional indoor social dance and get-together.  Everyone is welcome to join in the Native American Dancing, or just to enjoy it as a spectator.  There will also be free door prizes and refreshments.Finale Thunderbird American Indian Dancers in Concert Pow Wow Jan 2014 at Theater for the New City
For more information about the Dance Social, link to www.nmai.si.edu.

 

Explore Dance The Thunderbirds Mark 40 Years at Theater for the New City

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The Thunderbirds Mark 40 Years at Theater for the New City

by Bonnie Rosenstock
January 7, 2015

Theater for the New City
155 First Avenue
New York, NY 10003
(212) 254-1109

One of New York’s anticipated annual winter traditions is the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers Dance Concert and Pow-Wow, which has taken place at the Theater for the New City (TNC) for the last forty years. It not only affords non-Indians the opportunity to learn about Native American culture first-hand, but it is also an important event for Native Americans.

In modern times “pow-wow” has come to mean a place for Native People to gather, dance, sing and strengthen their cultural traditions and ties. “We are so happy we can still do it and that Native People still come and appreciate what we’re doing,” said Thunderbird co-founder and artistic director Louis Mofsie in a phone interview. Mofsie, who also acts as emcee and occasional dancer, added, “People in New York City are happy we’ve included some of their dances.”

Mofsie explained that the Big Apple is home to the largest number of Native People from different tribes across the country. “New York City is unique in that regard,” he said. “It’s not true anywhere else—for example, New Mexico is 99 percent Navajo.” According to the 2010 census, over 112,000 American Indians and Alaska Natives are living in the New York City Tri-State area, stated the American Indian Community House (AICH) website. The Brooklyn-born Mofsi, who is half Hopi (father from Arizona) and half Winnebago (mother from Nebraska)—they met in New York—is also one of the founding members of AICH, located at 254 West 29th Street where the troupe rehearses. “It’s not just the dances with Thunderbird; it’s the whole idea of a community center in New York which is an important place for different activities and helps people who come to the city from different reservations,” he said.

Thunderbird is the oldest resident Native American dance company in New York. The group consists of around 25 members, including a dozen dancers from distinct tribes. Some have been with the group since its founding 52 years ago, in 1963 (the same year AICH was founded), by ten Native American men and women New Yorkers who descended from Mohawk, Hopi, Winnebago and San Blas tribes—they were first generation not born on a reservation. Current members range in age from 15 to 78, with Mofsie the eldest. Since its founding, the company has been all-volunteer.

The program consists of dances and dance competitions, stories and traditional music and food of the Iroquois and Native Peoples from the Northeast, Southwest and Great Plains regions. Native crafts and jewelry will be sold in the TNC lobby. Highlights include storytelling by Matoka Eagle (Santo Domingo, Tewa), a Hoop Dance by Marie Ponce (Cherokee), an Eagle Dance from the Hopi tribe by Raymond Two Feathers (Cherokee)        More…

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