Dance Workshop, Storytelling and Crafts Sale on Saturday, October 21, 2017

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The Thunderbird American Indian Dancers will be holding our first indoor event of the 2017/18 fall/winter season.   Thunderbird Dance Workshop 10_2017

Please join the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers for a 

Dance Workshop, Storytelling and Crafts Sale on Saturday, October 21, 2017, from 7 to 10 PM.

The workshop is being held at The Carriage House, 225 East 67th Street, Manhattan (between 2nd & 3rd Avenues).

The Dance Workshop is a unique opportunity to learn Native American dancing.   Also traditional stories from the Native American tradition will be told throughout the evening.  There will be tables set up with American Indian jewelry and other handmade items, available for purchase at very reasonable prices.

Everyone is welcome to attend, whether to learn the dances, shop or just socialize.  

Admission is free. 

Thunderbird Dance Workshop 10_2017

 

 

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Lifetime Achievement Award for Louis Mofsie and Thunderbird American Indian Dancers at American Dance Guild

“So fantastic that the American Dance Guild takes this opportunity to honor Native American Dance, Louis Mofsie said tonight. This Lifetime Achievement Award from American Dance Guild follows a Thunderbird featured performance at Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out Festival this summer, during the upcoming 40th year celebration of their Annual Grand Mid-Summer Pow Wow at Queens County Farm Museum July 27 – 29, 2018. Matoaka Little Eagle spoke congratulating Louis and recalling that her father, Swift Eagle, mentored Louis Mofsie and other founding Native teens like Muriel Miguel, Margaret, Sam Tarrant, in a Mohawk church basement in Brooklyn. Louis, Matoaka says, now Louis Mofsie mentors her.

Louis Mofsie and The Thunderbrd American Indian Dancers ( all volunteers), along with choreographer, Garth Fagan and Dean of the American Dance Festival, Martha Myers were awarded Lifetime Achievement pkaque September 7th, as part of this year’s Annual Performance Festival of the American Dance Guild at The Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 West 55th Street, New York City. “Celebrating Diversity” is the theme of the 2017 Festival, presenting thirty-four artists, companies and honorees representing a broad spectrum of American dance life.

Louis Mofsie Thunderbird American Indiand Dancers at Theater for the New City

Sunday September 10th, a twenty minute performance of American Indian dances were shared on stage, ending with feathered bouquets for each TAID member and another honoring speech for Louis Mofsie and the Thunderbirds. Eye on Dance TV host and avid reporter and documentarian for the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers Annual Concert at Theater for the New City, Celia Ipiotis, introduced her historic interview footage of Louis Mofsie in 1985 with gorgeous footage of Alan Shooting Star Brown, Kitty Gabourel Mullen, Debbie Stalk and Michael Tarrant, known in the 80’s for his hoop dancing, doing the Two Step to Louis’ singing and hand drumming, footage of Garth Fagan and his dancers, detailing their collaboration and creative process The pastries were delicious tonight,

Robin Dance Thunderbird American Indian Dancers at Theater for the New City

Garth Fagan dancers Natalie Rogers and Vitolio Jeane gave richly nuanced and excellent performances in dramatic multi-disciplined dance, yielding the evenings largest standing ovation for Caribbean themes to Bob Marley music. Other performers included: Molissa Fenley, Lisa Giobbi, Lucas Melfi, Catherine Meredith, Julian Nichols, Sabatino Verlezza,and Nancy Zendora. Lots of talk of legacy. The Thunderbirds, featured performance, on Sunday night of the festival ended performances by:: Sue Bernhard, Margie Gillis, Kaoru Ikeda, Lucas Klinge, Nicoll & Oreck, Marlene Skog, Maxine Steinman, and Kathy Wildberger.   See NY Times article at: https://www.dance.nyc/…/American-Dance-Guild-Pe…/2017-09-09/ 

POW-WOW — Matoaka Little Eagle performs as a storyteller 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.


Eye on Dance Media Library: http://www.eyeondance.org/videotape/ We extend a special thanks to American Dance Guild’s gracious staff and board members who greeted us with much hospitality.

Author- Marie Poncé

Thunderbird American Indian Dancers 2017-18 Schedule & Pow wow News

2018: The Thunderbird Grand Mid-Summer Pow Wow’s

40th Anniversary!

Year round.. Join the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers at Events sharing Native American Indian Culture, Music and Dance open to the public, by printing and sharing our flyer: Thunderbird schedule 2017-18Thunderbird schedule 2017-18

See Thunderbird Pow Wow 2017 Videos and News:

Michael Taylor Native American Hoop Dancer at 39th Grand Mid-Summer Pow Wow Queens Farm 2017  video by Robert Ponce

Silver Cloud Singers with Zotigh Singers – Intertribal Song 2017

Fancy Dancer from The Wild Band Drumming Singers Bonfire Exhibition

NY 1 News : 39th Annual Grand Mid-Summer Pow Wow at Queens County Farm Museum July 28-30. 2017 

EBL News 39th Annual Grand Mid-Summer Pow Wow at Queens County Farm Museum July 28-30, 2017

Pictures of Thunderbird Pow Wow 2017 at Queens Farm:

Photos by Robert Ponce

Print Native Events Schedule: Thunderbird schedule 2017-18Thunderbird schedule 2017-18

http://www.thunderbirdamericanindiandancers.org

 

39th Annual Grand Mid-Summer Pow Wow 2017 at Queens Farm, Floral Park, NY July 28-30th

39th Annual Grand Mid-Summer Pow Wow 2017 at Queens Farm, Floral Park, NY

Friday – Sunday
July 28- 30, 2017

at Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park, NY (718) 347-FARM or WWW.QUEENSFARM.ORG

Pow Wow Flyer: Queens Farm Pow Wow July 2017 (1) 

The Thunderbird American Indian Dancers are hosts to New York City ‘s oldest and largest pow wow,  celebrating our 54nd year.

For More Information Go to: EVENTS PAGE

Thunderbird Grand Mid-Summer Pow Wow 2014 Queens farm

Alan Shooting Star Brown Traditional mens style Thunderbird Grand Mid-Summer Pow Wow Queens Farm

Kirin4Ciuran Tufford Grass Dancer

      

Heyna Second Sons at Drums Along the Hudson 2012

Gabriel Perez, Donna Kolm, Michael D. Taylor, Roman Perez, Sandi Capasso, Ray “Two Feathers” Leung, Louis Mofsie

 

 

 

 

 

 

39th Annual Thunderbird Grand Mid-Summer Pow Wow
at Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park, NY 11104-1129

(718) 347-FARM or WWW.QUEENSFARM.ORG
WWW.THUNDERBIRDAMERICANINDIANDANCERS.ORG

For More Information Go to: EVENTS PAGE

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:

http://www.fios1news.com/longisland/push-pause-Community-Thunderbird-Dancers#.WNGLRm_yt0x

 

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

Thunderbird Dance Social at NMAI (Note: bring a picture ID)

s l. to r. Alan Star Brown, Kitty Gabourel-Mullen, Louis Mofsie, Julian Gabourel, Michael D Taylor, Donna Kolm, Louis Mofsie

Note to Dancers & Visitors: NMAI staff will be checking your picture ID card at the door,
The Thunderbird American Indian Dancers in collaboration with the National Museum of the American Indian are holding a Dance Social on Saturday, April 8, 2017,
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.
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.ed

Upcoming Event:

July 28-30, 2017 39th Annual Thunderbird Grand Mid-Summer Pow Wow Flyer: Queens Farm Pow Wow July 2017 (1) 

Gabriel Perez, Donna Kolm, Marie Ponce, Michael D. Taylor, Roman Perez, Sandi Capasso, Ray “Two Feathers” Leung, Louis Mofsie

 

Carlos Ponce (Maya) Yaqui Deer Dance with child

Marie Ponce and Michael D. Taylor American Indian Hoop Dance

The Thunderbird American Indian Dancers Annual spring Dance and Music Workshop

The Thunderbird American Indian Dancers are holding their annual spring Dance and Music Workshop on Saturday, March 18, 2017, from 7 to 10 PM.

at The Carriage House, 225 East 67th Street, Manhattan (between 2nd & 3rd Avenues).   
Please note this new location. 
Print Flyer by Clicking:  thunderbird-dance-workshop-3_2017
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The Workshop will include lessons in several Native American dances and songs and practice on musical instruments, for all who want to participate.   This is a unique educational opportunity for people of all ages and backgrounds to learn Native American music and dance. 

There will also be tables set up with American Indian jewelry and other handmade items, available for purchase at very reasonable prices.

All are welcome to attend.  Admission is free.  

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