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Performance: On the Stage & in the Classroom – Sewam Dance, Dances of the Plains Indians

Artist: Eddie Madril

Type: Performance: On the Stage & in the Classroom


Professional Performance and accompanying classroom workshops. Students are introduced to some of the most popular and rare Native American dances. Origins and meanings of each dance will be discussed. Native dancing and music represent a beautiful expression of Native American heritage. It is one of the most meaningful ways in which such heritage is presented to contemporary society, Indian and non-Indian alike. Every song, dance and gesture illustrates a part of Native American heritage as a people with roots in the distant past. Through the singing, dancing, drumming, and colorful regalia, the spiritual and symbolic aspects of humanity are reenacted. Although many of the dances are social, they are also steeped in spiritual significance.


Audience Limit: 300 depending on space

Program Length: 45 minutes

Appropriate for Grades:
Pre-K, Secondary SDC, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, All Grades


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Technical Requirements

P/A system, 3 mics with stands, electrical outlets, 1 chair, 2 tables, area for dressing near the performance space. If you can't meet these requirements, please let staff know.


Curriculum Connections

History-Social Science