Plains Indian dance coming to Tairawhiti Museum

PLAINS INDIAN DANCE: A North American Plains Indian dance performance will be held at Tairawhiti Museum next Thursday. Sewam American Indian Dance company members will bring this colourful and expressive aspect of native American heritage to Gisborne for a free, one-off evening performance. The company, which takes the music, arts and culture of native America to audiences around the world, specialises in the dances of the American Plains Indians. The buffalo dance, sun dance and ghost dance feature among Plains Indian dances. Sewam American Indian Dance Company was founded by award-winning dancer and educator Eddie Madril to bring the music, arts, and culture of Native American dance to audiences worldwide. Through singing, dancing, drumming and regalia, the spiritual and symbolic aspects of humanity are re-enacted, says Madril.

THE Sewam American Indian Dance company perform at Tairawhiti Museum at 5.30pm on June 22. Free entry.



THE Sewam American Indian Dance company perform at Tairawhiti Museum at 5.30pm on June 22. Free entry.



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Ruth Sami - 7 days ago
1927 - the first time Maori and Red Indians met in NZ. http://www.ngataonga.org.nz/collections/catalogue/catalogue-item?record_id=71825 and https://www.facebook.com/155405494513910/photos/pcb.1338547019533079/1338541636200284/?type=3