Native Performance Art Photo/Foto: HIDVL
  • Title: Native Performance Art
  • Holdings: video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 02:05:40
  • Language: English
  • Date: 7 Jun 1996
  • Location: Performed at The American Indian Community House, New York City.
  • Type-Format: performance
  • Cast: Rebecca Romero & Co., Chan (a.k.a. Tony Spotten), Steve Elm, Muriel Miguel, Floyd Favel
  • Credits: American Indian Community House, producer ; Rebecca Romero & Co., creator ; Chan (a.k.a. Tony Spotten), creator ; Steve Elm, creator ; Muriel Miguel, creator ; Jim Cyrus, introducer

Native Performance Art

Native Performance Art is a compilation of Native performance. Performances included are: Big Girl, Little Girl, a humorous look at etiquette training for young girls presented by Rebecca Romero & Co. (Cherokee); Stage Struck, an autobiographical piece about the trials and tribulations encountered by Steve Elm (Oneida) while in pursuit of a show business career; Whole Buffalo, written and choreographed by Chan (Maliseet) a.k.a. Tony Spotten in homage to his ancestor who came of age during the first half of the twentieth century; and Trail of the Otter, performed by Muriel Miguel (Kuna/Rappahannock) of Spiderwoman Theater, which recounts Otter's ecological journey across the continent and encounters with AIDS, oil spills, greed, and battered women (the otter, which is in danger of becoming extinct is revered by many Native cultures and considered a trickster charged with the task of teaching life lesions, which like life can be absurd, cruel and very funny).