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Old 10-27-2007, 02:59 PM   #1
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American Indian Dance Theatre

American Indian Dance Theatre Delivers

Performing at the opening festival of the new Los Angeles Theatre Company for four nights only, Thursday through Sunday, October 25-28, the American Indian Dance Theatre’s “Dances from a Tribal Life” is a performance not to be missed.

In a rich blend of traditional and contemporary dance styles, the performers – all gifted and versatile dancers and active members of the Native community - take the audience for a journey through the life of native people across the continent.

Dances from a Tribal Life is at once theatrical and very real. If you have spent any time at powwows and native gatherings you will immediately recognize that these are not actors in costumes; these are champion dancers in their regalia, doing what they love. You will recognize songs and dances and appreciate the full and rich sound of the drum that sings for them.

There were many highlights to the performance; one of the most striking was a choreographed dance where all the performers take the stage together. While their motions are the same, they are at once also unique; each dancer brings to the performance their own distinct style and personality.

There is a very strong sense of the continuity of native culture as it adapts to and with changing times as the show progresses. With humor and phenomenal agility, the dancers bring us forward from ancient times to the present, blending every-day life into their own interpretation as Native Americans. Dances from a Tribal Life takes us for a ride through time and space without ever losing its foundation in the reality of what it means to be a tribal person.

This is a must-see performance for all audiences and one that will hold particular appeal for anyone who dances, dreams of dancing, or simply thrills at watching native dancers.

Four Nights Only! October 25-28, performance starts at 8 p.m.

The New LATC is located at 514 S. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Telephone (213) 489-0994
Fax (213) 489-1851

Tickets: single tickets $28.00, seniors and students $15.00, groups of more than ten $15.00, Cultural Green Card (4 shows of your choice – a variety of performances to enjoy at LATC) - $100.00

To purchase tickets; (323) 461-3673 Ford Box Office or online at The NEW LATC

Sam Begay, Jocy Bird, Isaiah Bob, Adrian Cross, Bud Day, Lee Goodman Jr., Ursaloria Kanuho, Reuben Little Head, Valerie Parker, Lateachia Pemma, Doug Scholfield, Nigel Schuyler, John Snowball, John Taken Alive, Jason Whitehouse

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