Theater for the New City will present its “44th Annual Thunderbird American Dancers Dance Concert and Pow Wow” from January 25 to February 3, 2019. There will be dances, stories and traditional music from Native Peoples of the Northeast, Southwest and Great Plains regions. The event has become a treasured New York tradition for celebrating our diversity by honoring the culture of the first Americans. 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.
Thunderbird American Indian Dancers' Dance Concert and Pow-Wow, Theater for the New City, 2016. Carlos Ponce-Eagle Feather (Mayan). Photo by Farnaz Taherimotlagh.