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Please come to our performance of traditional and contemporary Native music, dance, storytelling and dance theater. Hear traditional music by Director and Emcee Louis Mofsie as he sings songs from the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) for the dancers, as well as songs from the Southwest and Plains. Listen to the improvisations of Rob Mastrianni on the double flute as well as his virtuoso guitar musicianship. Hear original songs by singer songwriter Sherry Lee in collaboration with Matoaka Little Eagle who will weave Native music in with Sherry's contemporary music and lyrics. See and hear the powerful dance theater piece choreographed by Michael Taylor - choreographer and modern dancer; and Alan Star - traditional dancer in "Silent Echoes of Time", an original piece that combines traditional music and dance with modern dance and contemporary music. This poignant piece honors veterans and shows the resilience of the human spirit on a healing journey. All in all, the evening will be joyous and rich with beauty.
We are excited to bring to you, this special collaboration of accomplished dancers and musicians: Louis Mofsie (Director of the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers - winners of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Dance Guild)/emcee, author, singer, dancer, Native percussion; Alan Star - traditional dancer, singer, Native percussion/Thunderbirds; Michael Taylor - grass dancer, hoop dancer, modern dancer, choreographer/Thunderbirds; Matoaka Little Eagle - singer, dancer, storyteller, Native percussion/Thunderbirds; and special guests Rob Mastrianni - recording artist, virtuoso guitarist and flute player; and Sherry Lee - recording artist, contemporary singer songwriter.