Indigenous Enterprise is coming to Lincoln Center
Indigenous Enterprise is bringing their immense talent to Lincoln Center with FREE events that everyone can enjoy! On Saturday, July 23 at 8:00 pm ET the Native American dance troupe will be performing with their signature style at Damrosch Park’s bandshell and invite the audience to join in. This performance will share the culture of Indigenous people and increase understanding of Native identity. The event will also be livestreamed for those who are unable to attend! No matter where you are in the world, you can experience this magical performance.
Indigenous Liberation is an intertribal production featuring songs, stories, and dances from all over Turtle Island, led by champion pow wow dancers. This new work will highlight traditional pow wow categories such as Men’s Fancy War Dance (Ponca), Jingle Dress (Ojibwa), Hoop (Taos Pueblo), Chicken Dance (Blackfoot), Flute (Cree) and Grass Dance (Omaha), in a celebration of what lies at the heart of these powerful traditions.
Prior to their performance, audience members and anyone who can’t join in person are invited to a workshop on movement and meaning online, Friday, July 22, at 3 pm ET.
How do people use dance to share stories and to carry meaning? Join Lincoln Center Dance Teaching Artist, Belinda Saenz and Indigenous Enterprise founder and dancer Kenneth Shirley for an exciting, participatory online workshop. Indigenous American communities have kept their culture alive through dancing for centuries even when such dancing was criminalized. Discover the meaning behind some of the dances, learn some of the steps and investigate how humans can cultivate community and identity through movement.
Additionally, Indigenous Enterprise encourages the whole family to get up and dance in person at The Oasis, Lincoln Center’s dance floor installation on Josie Robertson Plaza! The company shares the beauty of their culture with one and all on Sunday, July 31 at 4 pm.
Entry to the performance is located off of 62nd Street, along the east side of Damrosch Park. The park opens 1 hour prior to start time. No advance reservation is required. Admission is first-come, first-served.
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