Saturday, November 22, 2008 - Sunday, November 23, 2008
Larry Yazzie, American Indian World Champion Fancy Dancer, along with his young son Jessup and the Native Pride Dancers honor the gifts of American Indian music and dance that have been passed down from their ancestors. Ages 5+.
Rainbow-colored headdresses… pulsating drumming… fancy footwork… experience the excitement of a Native American powwow! World Champion Fancy Dancer Larry Yazzie of the Meskwaki Nation, his young son Jessup, and the Native Pride Dancers perform music and movement passed down by their ancestors for centuries. Enjoy the beauty, skill, and majesty of the flamboyant Fancy Dance, featuring free-style movement with lots of energy, spectacular costumes, and sacred songs from the Northern Plains. Enhanced by indigenous vocal and flute music, other dances like the Buffalo, Eagle, and Round Dance celebrate various animals, crops, the sun, and the wind. You won't want to miss this special event--Yazzie has performed everywhere, from the Atlanta Olympics and Goodwill Games in Russia to Macy's Thanksgiving Parade! Age 5 and up.