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Indigenous Enterprise is on a mission to proudly share their heritage and culture through explosively joyous authentic dance and song. Comprised of champion dancers from Native American and Canadian tribes and Nations, this group first stunned crowds at the Sydney Opera House in 2018, and has been on the rise since. “Indigenous Enterprise is rooted in tradition but also has hip-hop influences, discernible in footwork, bounce, and especially attitude,” writes The New York Times. They have appeared in music videos, NBC’S World of Dance, and President Biden’s virtual inauguration parade. The group’s newest work, Indigenous Liberation, recently debuted at the Joyce Theater to glowing praise. “In their traditional regalia, these dancers freestyle as the young people they are,” says The New Yorker. Indigenous Liberation invites its audience to revel in the pageantry, history, and kaleidoscope of colors in a celebration of what lies at the heart of these powerful traditions. As a Mason Artist-in-Residence, members of the company will work with the community through classes and workshops during the week surrounding the performance.
This performance is appropriate for all ages.
Prices: $48, $41, $29, half-price for youth through Grade 12
Read more about the full residency.
The Artists in Conversation: Indigenous Enterprise will take place on Tuesday, April 25 at 7 p.m. at the Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center. Get Tickets.
The program for this performance will be available the week of the event. View the digital program.
A pre-performance discussion with Indigenous Enterprise troupe members, moderated by local Indigenous Elder Michael Nephew, will take place in Monson Grand Tier, which is located on the third level of the Center for the Arts Lobby, 45 minutes prior to curtain.
The artists will participate in a post-performance discussion, moderated by Center for the Arts Director of Programming Adrienne Bryant Godwin from the stage.
A limited quantity of free student tickets will be available for each event. Learn more.
Indigenous Liberation was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.