Collection Title: American Indian Community House collection
Title: Reverb-ber-ber-rations
Alternate Title: Reverberations
Alternate Title: Spiderwoman Theater
Date: 1990 June 23
Location: Performed at The American Indian Community House on June 23, 1990.
Work Type: Performance., Theater., Storytelling., Native American performance.
American Indian Community House, producer ; Muriel Miguel, director ; Spiderwoman Theatre, writer.
Lisa Mayo, Muriel Miguel, Gloria Miguel.
Run-time (hh:mm:ss): 01:07:50
Language: English
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 learning about Native spiritual beliefs and practices. As adults who now fully appreciate what was so carefully preserved for them by their parents and community, the sisters hope to pass on the importance of staying connected. Spiderwoman Theater is the longest continuous running Native female performance group. Comprised of three Kuna/ Rappahannock sisters from Brooklyn, New York, Lisa Mayo, Gloria Miguel, and Muriel Miguel, the group has travel all over the world giving performance, lectures, and workshops.Named after the weaver in the Hopi creation story the sisters storyweave their message in a variety of formats including poetry, dance, theater, and song. 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 for the diverse Native community of the New York City area. The Community House offers a variety of services ranging from substance abuse and HIV counseling, to career assistance. It is also home to the only Indian owned and operated art gallery in New York City. The AICHs Performing Arts Department has become an important resource for Native visual and performance artists. Through its programming, performance has become an important educational vehicle, both for the Native and non-Native NY community.The Badger's Corner, initiated in the 1980s, is an education-via-entertainment vehicle for the AICHs visual and performing arts department programs. Taking its name from the Pueblo legend of the four-legged creature who led the Pueblo people out of the underworld after the great flood, the intent of its programming is to inform and challenge people to rethink their concept(s) of Native American people and customs. All performances at AICH are presented under the auspices of the Badgers Corner. Indian Summer is an annual event at AICH and an occasion for artists to present their latest works to the community and the general public. All performers, whether new to the field or veteran practitioners, are encouraged to present their work.
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