This dance group brings to life the Cherokee War Dance and Eagle Tail Dance as described by Lt. Henry Timberlake in 1762. They are designated as official cultural ambassadors by the Tribal Council of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and are sponsored by the Museum of the Cherokee Indian. They have performed at Colonial Williamsburg, the National Museum of the American Indian, the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, Montreal, and throughout the Southeast. The Warriors of AniKituhwa perform The War Dance, and Cherokee social dances, including the Bear Dance, Beaver Hunting Dance, and Friendship Dance. They talk about the significance of the dances, their clothing, and Cherokee history and culture.
PERFORMANCE: 11/23/2019 | 11:00 AM
Native American Flute Player
Darren Thompson is an educator, public speaker, journalist, and Native American flute player from the Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe Indian Reservation in Northern Wisconsin. He has spent most of his adult life serving communities through leadership development, American Indian cultural awareness workshops, and the arts.
PERFORMANCE: 11/23/2019 | 2:00 PM
NOV. 21-24, 2019 | THE BYRD THEATRE | RICHMOND, VA