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  • Title: Murielle Borst: More Than Feathers and Beads
  • Holdings: video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 01:08:40
  • Language: English
  • Date: 4 Nov 1996
  • Location: Performed at The American Indian Community House, New York City.
  • Type-Format: performance
  • Cast: Murielle Borst
  • Credits: American Indian Community House, producer ; Murielle Borst, creator

Murielle Borst: More Than Feathers and Beads

More than Feather and Beads is Murielle Borst's semi-autobiographical one-woman show which examines contemporary issues of identity for Native American women. Borst is a champion shawl dancer and wrote this theatrical comedy about her experiences competing in pow-wows across the country. As the title implies she finds there's more than feathers and beads to the pow-wow "scene." Murielle Borst is the daughter of Muriel Miguel, the co-founder of Spiderwoman Theater, the longest running Native women's theater troupe in the country. She has appeared as a guest artist in several Spiderwoman's productions and has also appeared in and collaborated on several works with the American Indian Youth Theater Project, which is a part of the American Indian Community House's (AICH) American Indian Youth Council.