Collection Title: American Indian Community House collection
Title: Daughters from the stars
Alternate Title: Spiderwoman Theater
Alternate Title: Spiderwoman play
Date: 1996 June 14
Location: Performed at The American Indian Community House, New York City, on June 14, 1996.
Work Type: Performance., Theater., Native theater., Native women's theater., American Indian performance.
American Indian Community House, producer ; Spiderwoman Theater, creator ; Renee Phillip, director.
Lisa Mayo, Gloria Miguel.
Run-time (hh:mm:ss): 01:08:31
Language: English
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 San Blas Islands (their father's homeland), Daughters relates to their experiences and attempts to connect and integrate family from the North with the South. Daughters emerged from the Lisa Mayos a one woman piece entitled, Voices from the Criss-Cross Bridge. 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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