Santee Smith’s Here on Earth
Fri. Jan. 26 or Sat., Jan. 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Canadian choreographer Santee Smith (Mohawk) and the Kaha:wi Dance Theatre present Smith’s latest captivating work, Here on Earth. This contemporary dance piece is an exploration of spiritual connection to the land, Earth as living organism, Earth as Mother, Earth as sacred. The content of the new work is drawn from the Iroquoian Creation Story with the existence of the Sky World, and the Water World/Turtle Island. The work embraces the belief that humans were originally Sky Dwellers who dream their existence on earth.
During Here on Earth, the stage comes to life, and for a moment spirit, earth, sky, and dream are captured in image, shape, and sound. The originally commissioned music was written by acclaimed World Music composer Donald Quan with David Maracle, and percussionist Rick Shadrach Lazar.
NMAI Members may purchase tickets at the Resident Associates Member price. Please call 202 357-3030 to reserve your tickets
This program is made possible with support from the Canadian Embassy.
National Museum of the American Indian, Rasmuson Theater, 4th & Independence Avenue, SW Members $20, Gen. Admission $25, Senior Members $18. For tickets and information call 202.357.3030 or visit www.smithsonianassociates.org.
Official Website: http://www.smithsonianassociates.org
Added by LindseyKoren on January 18, 2007