The Thunderbird American Indian Dancers celebrate their 50th Anniversary with two weekends of traditional music, dance and storytelling, on the Lower East Side. The group is made up of members of various tribes who live right here in New York City, who share their dance and song traditions. The performances include traditional music, dance and storytelling of the Iroquois, Pueblo, Alaskan and Great Plains Native American peoples, by the Thunderbirds dressed in the authentic clothing styles of their peoples.
The performances are Friday, Saturday and Sunday, January 25, 26 and 27, and again the following weekend, February 1, 2 and 3. Matinee performances on Saturdays and Sundays are specially tailored for children, and everybody is invited onstage after the performance to join the dancing. I’ve enjoyed the Thunderbirds several times. My personal favorite is the Hoop Dance. Performances are at Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue. Tickets are just $10, and children are just $1 with a paying adult. Theater website.