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Location: Performed at The American Indian Community House, New York City, in 1991.
Synopsis: Rudy Martins My Place is a semi autobiographical work that describes Martin's complex relationship with his mother, which has been further complicated by his move to New York City from New Mexico to pursue his dreams of being a playwright and actor. Their main line of communication has become the telephone, which has come to represent his mother's presence within his apartment. The telephone help...
Alt Title(s): Reverberations, Spiderwoman Theater: Reverb-ber-ber-rations
Location: Performed at The American Indian Community House on June 23, 1990.
Synopsis: Spiderwoman Theaters Reverb-Ber-Ber-Rations weaves together stories of the Miguel sisters experiences growing up with the gift. According to them, we all have it, the gift, whether we recognize it or not. Through this gift we maintain our connections with our ancestors and other layers of existence. The performance explores their experiences growing up, specifically those surrounding their learni...
Alt Title(s): Spiderwoman Theatre: Winnetou's snake oil show from Wigwam City
Location: Performed at Miami University, Ohio, on Mar. 20, 1999.
Synopsis: Winnetou's Snake Oil Show from Wigwam City is loosely based on the fictional Apache character Winnetou and his close friend Old Shatterhand, made famous by nineteenth century German author, Karl May. Spiderwoman Theater satirizes the stereotypes perpetuated by authors like May and New Ageism in general, by performing a bona fide Snake Oil Show, spoofing the New Age plastic shaman, phony mysticism...
Alt Title(s): Hot and soft, Muriel Miguel (Spiderwoman Theater): Hot 'n' soft, Spider Woman Theater
Location: Performed at The American Indian Community House, New York City, on Mar. 6, 1992.
Synopsis: Hot N Soft is a lesbian erotica/ trickster story created by Muriel Miguel (Kuna-Rappahannock), a founding member of Spiderwoman Theater, the longest running Native women's theater troupe. After encountering only male trickster stories, Miguel decided to build a piece around a female lesbian coyote trickster (the Coyote often plays the role of trickster and is usually male). Adding erotica to the ...
Alt Title(s): Concert duet, White Eagle and Purate [sic]
Location: Performed at The American Indian Community House, New York City, in 1993.
Synopsis: White Eagle and Pura Fe perform songs written and composed by Rudy Martin (1951-1993). Interspersed between songs, Martin offers insight into the stories and meaning behind his lyrics. Rudy Martin (1951-1993), a Tewa/Navajo/Apache Indian from New Mexico was a talented lyricist, singer, and musician who was committed to educating the non-Indian public about Indians on and off the reservation. Mart...
Alt Title(s): Ulali
Location: Performed at The American Indian Community House, New York City, in Apr. 2002.
Synopsis: The all womens a capella group Ulali performs. Ulali (www.ulali.com), formerly known as Pura Fe, is an a cappella women's trio featuring three Native women singers, Pura Fe (Tuscarora), Soni Moreno (Apache/Mayan) and Jennifer Kreisberg (Tuscarora). Ulali blends a variety of traditional and contemporary indigenous music of the Americas, incorporating political, social and personal issues that affe...
Alt Title(s): Children's stories, Storytelling (children's)
Location: Performed at The American Indian Community House, New York City, on Apr. 20, 1996. [Date incorrectly listed on recording as: July 11, 1993].
Synopsis: Johnny Moses spends the afternoon telling children's stories to youngsters in the AICH community. His stories are from several different tribes and relay messages that have informed the lives of Native people for hundreds of years. Storytelling remains a strong force in Native American life. Johnny Moses (Tulalip) (www.johnnymoses.com), was raised in the remote Nuu-chah-nulth village of Ohiat on ...
Alt Title(s): Stories for adults
Location: Performed at The American Indian Community House, New York City, on Apr. 20, 1996.
Synopsis: Storytelling remains a strong force in Native American life. Johnny Moses' stories are from several different tribes and relay messages that have informed the lives of Native people for hundreds of years. Johnny Moses (www.johnnymoses.com) is a Tulalip Indian raised in the remote Nuu-chah-nulth village of Ohiat on the west coast of Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada. He is a master storyteller, oral ...
Location: Performed at The American Indian Community House, New York City, on June 2, 1996.
Synopsis: An afternoon of storytelling at the American Indian Community House. By the 1950s over 700 Mohawk ironworkers and their families were living in the Boerum Hill section of Brooklyn, New York which they called downtown Kahnawake after a reservations in upstate New York. For years the Mohawks commuted between their reservations in upstate New York and Canada and Brooklyn until many grew weary and pe...
Alt Title(s): American Indian Youth Theater Project: My ugly child
Location: Performed at The American Indian Community House, New York City, in 1994.
Synopsis: My Ugly Child tells the story of a displaced young Native American woman, drug and HIV sick, who comes to realize that all she knows about being Indian is through what she sees in popular culture, most notably in Hollywood films. On her journey to the Happy Hollywood Hunting Grounds, she meets stock Indian characters that promise to teach her how to be a real Hollywood Indian. This performance wa...
Alt Title(s): Indian Summer 2006: Coatlicue Theater Company : Holding up the sky [excerpts], Holding up the sky [excerpts]
Location: Performed as part of Indian Summer 2006 at The Circle at AICH, New York City, on Apr. 29, 2006.
Synopsis: Elvira and Hortencia Colorado, Chichimec Otomi storytellers, playwrights, performers and community activists, are founding members of Coatlicue Theatre Company. Recipients of the Ingrid Washinawatok Community Activism Award, they are also members of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, Danza Celtiliztli Nauhcampa, the New York Zapatistas and the American Indian Community House. ...
Alt Title(s): Spiderwoman Theater
Location: Performed at Indian Summer 2006 in The Circle at AICH, New York City, on May 20, 2006.
Synopsis: Spiderwoman Theater is the longest continuous running Native female performance group in North America. Comprised of three Kuna/Rappahannock sisters from Brooklyn, NY (Lisa Mayo, Gloria Miguel and Muriel Miguel), the group has traveled all over the world sharing performances, lectures, and workshops. Named after the Hopi goddess Spiderwoman, who taught the people to weave, the sisters write and p...
Alt Title(s): Dawn Dumont
Location: Performed as part of Indian Summer 2006 in The Circle at AICH, New York City, on May 5, 2006.
Synopsis: Comedian and actress Dawn Dumont has performed at comedy clubs across North America including the New York's Comic Strip, New York Comedy Club and the Improv. She began her comedy career in Canada on stages such as Yuk Yuks and the Laugh Resort. Dawn is also a comedy writer and has written for the stage, radio, film and television; her work has been featured on APTN's Buffalo Tracks and CBC Radio...
Alt Title(s): Murielle Borst: More than feathers and beads
Location: Performed at The American Indian Community House, New York City, on Nov. 4, 1996.
Synopsis: More than Feather and Beads is Murielle Borsts semi-autobiographical one-woman show which examines contemporary issues of identity for Native American women. Borst is a champion shawl dancer and wrote this theatrical comedy about her experiences competing in pow-wows across the country. As the title implies she finds there's more than feathers and beads to the pow-wow scene. Murielle Borst is the...
Alt Title(s): Spiderwoman Theater: Power pipes
Location: Performed at The American Indian Community House, New York City, on June 26, 1993.
Synopsis: Spiderwoman Theaters Power Pipes is a humorous, yet serious look at the instruments that are a part of the lives of the Kuna/Rappahannock Indians. Pan-pipes represent life's breath and the drum represents the heartbeat. This is one of several theater pieces in which Spiderwoman Theater critiqued the misuse of Native spirituality by both Native and non-Native people. The group believes that some t...
Alt Title(s): Native American artists and scholars: speaking for ourselves in the 21st century, Speaking for ourselves in the 21st century, Native American artist and scholars
Location: Filmed at the American Indian Community House Gallery, New York City, on Jan. 11, 2003.
Synopsis: "Native American Artists/Scholars: Speaking for Ourselves in the 21st Century" is a gallery exhibition curated by Phoebe Farris that features artists Nadema Agard, Lakota/Cherokee/Powhatan, Norman Akers, Pawnee/Osage, George Longfish, Seneca/Tucarora, and Gail Trembley, Onondaga/Micmac. In this video, Ms. Farris discusses the exhibition and artists Nadema Agard and Norman Akers discuss their work...
Alt Title(s): Isvael: Native American fetish wear, Native American fetishes, Native American fetish wear, Isavel [sic]: Native American fetishes
Location: Performed at The American Indian Community House, New York City, on July 22, 1994.
Synopsis: Isvael: Native American Fetishes was written, directed, and performed by Chan, a.k.a. Anthony Spotten. Chan evokes the power ascribed to animal fetishes through his dance and fashion designs. His performance was conceived in conjunction with an American Indian Community House Gallery exhibition, curated by Lloyd Oxendine, which focused on Native American fetishes and their importance in the lives...
Alt Title(s): Celebrate Brooklyn: Native American visions, Native American vision
Location: Performed at the Prospect Park Bandshell, Brooklyn, New York, on July 17, 1989.
Synopsis: 'Native American Visions,' a concert of contemporary, traditional and jazz music featuring Jim Pepper, Arto Tuncboyachi and the a cappella group Pura Fe, was part the 1989 'Celebrate Brooklyn' festival, held at the Prospect Park Bandshell. The show was opened with traditional American Indian drumming and singing and also featured dancer, Raoul Trujillo's contemporary dance solo, 'The Shaman's Jou...
Location: Performed at The American Indian Community House, New York City, on Dec. 8, 1989.
Synopsis: A 1989 concert by Annie Humphrey (Ojibwe) at the American Indian Community House in New York City. Annie Humphrey (www.anniehumphrey.com) was born and raised on an Ojibwe Indian reservation in Northern Minnesota. Her father taught her how to play the guitar when she was in the first grade; two years later she was playing piano (she taught herself) and composing her first songs. Humphrey's first n...
Alt Title(s): Ulali: Follow your heart's desire, Pura Fe: Follow your heart's desire
Location: Performed at The American Indian Community House, New York City, in 1991.
Synopsis: This 1991 Ulali music video for their song Follow Your Hearts Desire won Best Music Video at the American Indian Film Festival was played on VH-1, CNN, MTV, PBS and Much Music. Ulali (www.ulali.com) formerly known as Pura Fe, is an a cappella women's trio featuring three Native women singers, Pura Fe (Tuscarora), Soni Moreno (Apache/Mayan) and Jennifer Kreisberg (Tuscarora). Ulali blends a variet...
Alt Title(s): Nic Billey & Ben Geboe: Drum lives
Location: Performed at The American Indian Community House, New York City, on June 20, 1993.
Synopsis: Drum Lives, performed by Nic Billey and Ben Geboe, is a 1993 HIV awareness piece that also addressed issues concerning alcohol abuse, substance abuse, and others. The American Indian Community House (AICH) is an urban Indian center that services the needs of the Native people living in New York City and welcomes Native visitors to the city. AICH was founded in 1969 and has become a de facto neigh...
Alt Title(s): Hugh Danforth and Toni Tsatoke: winter stories, Elder's [sic] luncheon: winter stories, Winter stories
Location: Performed at The American Indian Community House, New York City, on Feb. 6, 1997.
Synopsis: Hugh Danforth, (Oneida from Wisconsin) and Toni Tsatoke, (Kiowa) provide storytelling and other entertainment for the 49ers Elders Luncheon. The 49ers Elders Luncheon is a monthly event sponsored by the American Indian Community House Health Department to allow community Elders, who are often unable to regularly attend other AICH functions to maintain a close relationship with the community and e...
Alt Title(s): Voices from the criss cross bridge, Lisa Mayo: Voices from the criss-cross bridge
Location: Performed at The American Indian Community House, New York City, on June 11, 1994.
Synopsis: Voices from the Criss-Cross Bridge is a one-woman piece, developed by Lisa Mayo. Mayo describes Voices as being 'a piece about the different parts of our lives that criss-cross and sometimes require healing.' The performance is based on her personal experiences of being a part of a family that belonged to two different Native nations and her attempts to make herself whole. With Voices, Mayo conve...
Alt Title(s): Spiderwoman Theater: Daughters from the stars, Spiderwoman play
Location: Performed at The American Indian Community House, New York City, on June 14, 1996.
Synopsis: Daughters from the Stars is a Spiderwoman Theater performance about mending the riffs and misunderstanding created by physical and emotional borders. The performance was written and performed by Brooklyn sisters Gloria Miguel and Lisa Mayo, (Kuna/Rappahannock), whose mother was a Rappahannock Indian from Virginia and father was a Kuna Indian from Panama. Based loosely on the sisters travel to the...
Alt Title(s): Hays and Poulafearh
Location: Performed at The American Indian Community House, New York City, on June 27, 1992.
Synopsis: Paula Poulafeah (Tuscarora), mezzo-soprano and Tim Hayes (HoChunk), pianist, in concert at the American Indian Community House. The American Indian Community House (AICH) is an urban Indian center that services the needs of the Native people living in New York City and welcomes Native visitors to the city. AICH was founded in 1969 and has become a de facto neighborhood serving as a meeting place ...
Alt Title(s): Chan, Elmm [sic] Romero y Miguel, Chan, Elm Romero y Miguel
Location: Performed at The American Indian Community House, New York City, on June 7, 1996.
Synopsis: Native Performance Art is a compilation of Native performance. Performances included are Big Girl, Little Girl, a humorous look at etiquette training for young girls presented by Rebecca Romero & Co. (Cherokee), Stage Struck, an autobiographical piece about the trials and tribulations encountered by Steve Elm (Oneida) while in pursuit of a show business career, Whole Buffalo, written and choreogr...
Alt Title(s): Chuka Lokoli Theater: In the essence, In the essence (reading)
Location: Performed at The American Indian Community House, New York City, on Mar. 31, 1995.
Synopsis: A reading of Bunky Echo-Hawks, In the Essence, a satirical piece exploring American Indian stereotypes and the impact of others expectations on an Indian's personal life. Bunky Echo-Hawk (Pawnee/Yakama) was a student at the American Indian Arts Institute and a member of the Chuka Lokoli Theater Company. Chuka Lokoli means 'community spirit' in Choctaw. The American Indian Community House (AICH) i...
Alt Title(s): Amanda Old Crow: Gohmaaz
Location: Performed at The American Indian Community House, New York City, on Apr. 28, 1998.
Synopsis: Amanda Old Crow as Gohmaaz provides comedic relief for GONA (Gathering of Native Americans) participants. GONA (Gathering of Native Americans) is a culturally specific guide for community healing and wellness. The four-day gathering provides a safe place the community to share, heal, and develop a plan of action for change and empowerment. The GONA offers hope, encouragement, and a positive basis...
Alt Title(s): White Eagle
Location: Performed at The American Indian Community House, New York City, on May 31, 1991.
Synopsis: Concert by White Eagle, tenor, accompanied by David Strickland on piano. The concert includes the Rudy Martin song Are you Really There? sung as a duet with Pura Fe. White Eagle (Rosebud Sioux), was the first American Indian to sing lead roles in American musical theater and opera. He graduated from the prestigious Merola Opera Program at the San Francisco Opera and has performed with the Pennsyl...
Alt Title(s): Pura Fe benefit concert, Benefit for Purate [sic]
Location: Performed at The American Indian Community House, New York City, in 1990.
Synopsis: Friends of Pura Fe Benefit concert was held to assist Pura Fe with her expenses after the singer was hospitalized in 1990. Benefit participants included Saxophonist Jim Pepper, (Creek/ Kaw), Matoka Little Eagle (formally of the womens a capella group Pura Fe), Muriel Borst, Kevin Tarrant (lead singer for the Silverclouds and a traditional singer and drummer), Spiderwoman Theater, Raphael, Rudy Ma...
Location: Performed at The American Indian Community House, New York City, in 1991.
Synopsis: The American Indian Community House (AICH) Benefit featured performances by professional, non-professional and emerging artists from within the community. The American Indian Community House (AICH) is an urban Indian center that services the needs of the Native people living in New York City and welcomes Native visitors to the city. AICH was founded in 1969 and has become a de facto neighborhood ...
Location: Performed in The Cirlce at The American Indian Community House, New York City, on Aug. 14, 1997.
Synopsis: The American Indian Community House (AICH) presents the internationally acclaimed Jones Benally Family Dance Troupe (Navajo/Diné). The Mesa, Arizona troupe visited the Community House to perform in its Circle where they presented traditional Navajo and inter-tribal dances to the AICH community. The Jones Benally Family Dance Troupe is led by Jones Benally, a world champion hoop dancer, and includ...
Alt Title(s): Eleventh Annual Native American Actor's Showcase, Annual Native American Actor's Showcase, Native American Actor's Showcase
Location: Held at The American Indian Community House, New York City, on June 10, 1996.
Synopsis: The American Indian Community House presents its 11th Annual Actor's Showcase, an event that publicizes the Performing Arts Department's extensive file of Native actors. Casting agents and other industry members are invited to this annual evening of performances. The Actor's Showcase was established to demonstrate the wide range of Native talent and encourage the development of vehicles that tran...
Location: Performed at The American Indian Community House, New York City, on June 10, 1996.
Synopsis: The AICH presents its 1996 Variety Show, hosted by Tonya Gonnella Frischner (Onondaga, Snipe Clan). Performers include: Lisa Mayo's (Kuna/Rappahannock) solo performance, 'Daughters from the Stars: Nis Bundor', Steve Elm's (Oneida), one-man show, 'Stagestruck', Mezzo-soprano, Paula Poulafearh (Tuscarora), Gloria Miguel's (Kuna Rappahannock) one-woman show, 'One Voice', Guitarist Brandon Tubby (Che...
Alt Title(s): Excerpts from The Rudy Martin Show, Rudy Martin Show (excerpts), Ruby [sic] Martin, early 1970's and 1982
Location: Performed at The American Indian Community House, New York City, between the 1970s and 1982.
Synopsis: The American Indian Community House (AICH) presents excerpts from the 'Rudy Martin Show,' an American Indian variety show that aired on cable stations during the early 1970's and 1980's. The show featured local, national, and international news from Indian Country and Native talent from within the Native community. It included notable performances such as the Thunderbird Dancer's appearance with ...
Alt Title(s): Louis Mofsie & Gloria Miguel perform Hanay Geiogamah's Grandma, Grandpa, & The card game, Grandma and Grandpa and The card game
Location: Performed at The American Indian Community House, New York City, on Jan. 24, 1992.
Synopsis: Three plays written by playwright Hanay Geiogamah: Grandpa, performed by Louis Mofsie (Hopi/Winnebago); Grandma, performed by Gloria Miguel (Kuna/Rappahannock); and The Card Game, performed together by Mofsie and Miguel. Hanay Geiogamah was born in Lawton, Oklahoma in 1945. He studied journalism at the University of Oklahoma and earned his Bachelor of Arts in Theater and Drama from the University...
Keywords: Indian theater
Alt Title(s): D'zul Dance Company & the Michael Taylor Dance Company: The fifth sun, D'zul Dance Co. and The Michael Taylor Dance Co
Location: Performed at The American Indian Community House, New York City, on June 11, 1999.
Synopsis: The world premiere of Dzul Dance Companys, The Fifth Sun, commissioned by the American Indian Community House (AICH). The Fifth Sun combines traditional Native dance and music with contemporary dance movements. Michael Taylor (Delaware), director of the Michael Taylor Dance Co. and Louis Mofsie (Hopi/ Winnebago), director of the Thunderbird American Dancers collaborated together to choreograph th...
Location: Performed at The American Indian Community House, New York City, on May 17, 1997.
Synopsis: The Doonooch Dance Company showcases unique performances which combine traditional and Aboriginal dance. The group has toured nationally throughout Australia and internationally to many countries. In 2000, the Doonooch Dancers were part of the Olympic Games Opening Ceremony and were feature performers at the World Indigenous Forum in Noumea. The company was founded in 1991 by singer-songwriter an...
Alt Title(s): People's poetry gathering
Location: Held at The American Indian Community House, New York City, on May 30, 2001.
Synopsis: The People's Poetry Gathering, co-sponsored by City Lore and the American Indian Community House Writer's Circle presented an evening of Poetry with Maurice Kenny and members of the Writer's Circle. Work was presented by Barbara Snyder (Paiute), Hortencia Colorado (Otomi/Chichimec), Clifford Bernie (Yankton, Sioux), Pena Bonita (Apache/Seminole), Elvira Colorado (Otomi/Chichimec), and Dean Hutchi...
Alt Title(s): Off the Beaten Path: Skin, stone, positive
Location: Performed at The American Indian Community House, New York City, in 1990.
Synopsis: 'Skin, Stone, Positive', created by Off the Beaten Path, presents historical and contemporary Native American creation and survival tales. The piece was inspired by Native peoples attempts to get their ancestor's remains 'repatriated' from Institutional collections located throughout the country and reports on the close to 25,000 human remains that were studied and stored in the American Museum o...
Alt Title(s): Muriel Miguel (Spiderwoman Theater): Hot 'n' soft II, Hot and soft II
Location: Performed at The American Indian Community House, New York City, in 1993.
Synopsis: In Hot n Soft II Muriel Miguels (Kuna-Rappahannock), continues coyotes erotic lesbian tales. After encountering only male trickster stories Miguel developed these tales around a trickster that was female and lesbian. Adding erotica to the mix, Miguel bases her tale on taboos not normally spoken of in the Native lesbian community, hair, two-timing, being uncomfortable, and getting older. Spiderwom...
Alt Title(s): Indian Summer '95: American Indian Youth Theater Project ('Indian 101') & Ulali, Indian 101 and Ulali
Location: Performed at The American Indian Community House, New York City, on June 3, 1995.
Synopsis: Indian 101 is a dark comedy about a class of Indians with literary aspirations. Set in an adult writing class a few days before Christmas, the students decide to have class as usual despite the teacher's absence. The result is both hilarious and tragic as the critique of work soon degrades into criticism of each other and ends in all out war. Indian 101 was written by the Fourplay Theater Company...
Alt Title(s): Ruby [sic] Martin : a celebration of life 1951-1993
Location: Held at The American Indian Community House, New York City, in 1994.
Synopsis: Rudy Martin: A Celebration of Life, 1951-1993 is a biographical documentary short about Rudy Martins talent as lyricist/composer and his activism concerning Native issues. White Eagle and Pura Fe sing several of Martin's songs; interspaced between the music are Martins lyrical explanations and family photos. Rudy Martin (1951-1993), a Tewa/Navajo/Apache Indian from New Mexico was a talented lyric...
Alt Title(s): Thunderbird American Indian Dancers & Indigenous, Native America (cable network show), Thunderbird American Indian Dancers and Indigenous
Location: Recorded at The American Indian Community House, New York City, on Dec. 6, 1996.
Synopsis: For several years the American Indian Community House (AICH) produced a cable network show titled 'Native America.' Performances in the Circle at AICH were videotaped, edited, and aired on the Manhattan Neighborhood Network in half hour segments. This episode of 'Native America' contains a performance by members of the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers, the first piece features two female dance...
Alt Title(s): Spiderwoman Theater: Sun, moon, and feather, Native America (cable network show), Sun, moon and feather, Spiderwoman Theater
Location: Recorded at The American Indian Community House, New York City, on Oct. 13, 1997.
Synopsis: For several years the American Indian Community House (AICH) produced a cable network show titled 'Native America.' Performances in the Circle at AICH were videotaped, edited, and aired on the Manhattan Neighborhood Network in half hour segments. This episode features, Spiderwoman Theater's 'Sun, Moon, and Feather.' Blending fantasy and reality, humor and seriousness, it is based on the sisters R...
Location: Held at The American Indian Community House, New York City, on Mar. 17, 2001.
Synopsis: Historian, Dr. Robert Venables is professor and Director of American Indian Studies at Cornell University and a well respected member of the New York Native community. Dr. Venables' lecture discusses the cultural differences between European and Indian concepts of land and land ownership. These differences, coupled with the illegal and unjust taking of Indian land have over the years led to many ...
Location: Held at The American Indian Community House, New York City, on Apr. 21, 1995.
Synopsis: Tom Porter (Akwesasne Mohawk) hosts an Iroquois social at the American Indian Community House (AICH). The Akwesasne Mohawk Singers perform stomp dances, round dances, women's dances and couple's dances and their accompanying songs. The round dance shown here is an Iroquois social dance, which can be done both inside and outside the traditional longhouse. Tom Porter (Sakokwenionkwas, The One Who W...
Alt Title(s): Open wounds Tlalteuctli (Coatlicue Theater Company), In the spirit (Chuka Lokoli Theater Company), Indian Summer 1995, Open wounds on Tlalteuctli
Location: Performed at The American Indian Community House, New York City, in 1995.
Synopsis: 'Open Wounds Tlalteuctli' was written and performed by Elvira and Hortencia Colorado, founders of the Coatlicue Theater Company. This piece is about environmental and societal violence against women. Elvira and Hortencia Colorado, Chichimec Otomi storytellers, playwrights, performers and community activists are founding members of Coatlicue Theatre Company (www.coatlicue.com). They are also membe...
Alt Title(s): Speaking, singing, dancing in beauty, Indian Summer 2000
Location: Performed at The American Indian Community House, New York City, on Apr. 29, 2000.
Synopsis: 'The Beauty Way,' in Navajo philosophy, poses that each person was born for a purpose and once that purpose has been found it is his or her responsibility to live up to it. Beauty is to know who you are and to follow that path. Your responsibility is to share the wisdom and knowledge you have gained. This American Indian Community House Indian Summer event, 'Speaking, Singing, Dancing in Beauty,'...
Alt Title(s): Coatlicue Theater Company: Moments in Tlalteuctli, Moments in Tlalteuctli (work-in-progress)
Location: Performed at The American Indian Community House, New York City, on June 5, 1993.
Synopsis: Moments in Tlalteuctli is the working title for this work in progress. In it, Hortencia and Elvira Colorado, of Coatlicue Theater Company tell stories of environmental and societal violence against women offered as a healing performance for the earth and humanity. The stories examine border exploitation, abuse, the appropriation of culture and spirituality, NAFTA, the dispossession of indigenous ...