Synopsis by Andrea LeVasseur
The first-ever American Indian-produced documentary to air on a major television network, The World of American Indian Dance premiered on NBC on April 19, 2003. Filmed at the Crow Fair in Montana with high-definition video, it features a cast and crew from various tribal groups, including the Oneida, Ponca, and Lakota. Narrated by Peter Coyote, this program introduces the unique styles of Native American dance traditions across different tribes and nations. Includes separate chapters for each dance, including the Indian Wheel, Crow Hop, Grass Dance, and Fancy Dance. Also includes separate chapters for men's and women's traditional dances. These ancient dances have proven to have a lasting influence on many contemporary American Indians.
culture [arts], culture [social culture], dance [art], Native-American, tradition