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National Museum of the American Indian
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2006
PERFORMANCES
NATIVE MUSIC: Classical Native
Sunday, October 8, 2006
Washington DC
All performances in the Rasmuson Theater
Thursday, October 5, through Sunday, October 8
The Classic Native will unite American Indian classical composers and musicians through a four-day musical cornucopia of recitals, chamber music concerts, school programs, as well as a roundtable with the composers. These programs will demonstrate the strikingly diverse talents of the Native music community and further the NMAI's mission to dispel commonly held perceptions about the lives and cultures of America's Native peoples.
Noon Recital: Gabriel Ayala (Yaqui), classical guitar;
2 p.m., Performers' Potpourri, with Steven Alvarez (Mescalero Apache/Yaqui/Upper Tanana Athabascan), Heidi Senungetuk, Tara-Louise Montour, Dawn Avery, and others;
4 p.m. Chamber Concert: Contemporary Music Forum, Steve Antosca, music director, performing works by David Yeagley, Barbara Croall (Odawa), Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate (Chickasaw), and Raven Chacon (Navajo).
FILMS
Daily Screenings
October 2, 2006–October 27, 2006, 1 pm, 3 pm and Thursdays at 5:30 pm
Daily
New York
The Screening Room, Second Floor
Hopiit (1984, 14 min.) Victor Masayesva, Jr. (Hopi) Impressionistic views from the Hopi Pueblos highlight changes in village life during the four seasons
Kiowa Cradleboard Maker: The Art and Tradition of Vanessa Jennings (30 min.) Director: Scott Swearingen and Sandy Rhoades. Indian people of many tribes celebrate and honor the birth of a child with a cradleboard. Vanessa Jennings, a Kiowa beadworker and cradleboard maker, carries on this tradition. Crafted from wood and rawhide, beautifully decorated, cradleboards link families and generations.
SPECIAL PROGRAMS
Paawats Family Activity Room
May 3, 2006–January 2, 2007, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Daily
Washington DC
Listening to Our Ancestors exhibition, Third Level
Visit the Paawats Family Activity Room, which is part of the Listening to Our Ancestors exhibition. Paawats means "bird's nest" or "place where learning takes place" in the language of the Nuu-chah-nulth people. In this part of the gallery, you can handle fishing tools, practice weaving, play a matching game, learn a story, and try lots of other fun act ivities!
Visit the Welcome Desk the day of your visit for more information.
FILMS
Daily Screenings - Celebrate Latin America
October 1, 2006–October 31, 2006, 10:30 am
Daily
Washington DC
Elmer and Mary Louis Rasmuson Theater, First Level
Showtimes and titles screened are subject to change. For more information, please stop by the Information Desk the day of your visit.
Turix/Dragonfly (2003, 33 min.) MEXICO. Director: Byrt Wammack. Producer: Ana Rosa Duarte (Maya). Produced by: Yoochel Kaaj. In the state of Yucatán, an eclectic, multilingual television magazine is being produced by workshops of Maya, Zapotec, Mixtec, Tzeltal, and Chol videomakers, in collaboration with other contributors.
FILMS
Especially for Kids
October 2, 2006–October 31, 2006, 10:30 am and 11:45 am
Daily
New York
The Screening Room, Second Floor
Paulina and the Condor (1995, 10 min.) Marisol Barragan. Bolivia. An animation tells the story of an Aymara girl of Bolivia who leaves her mountain home to live in the city.
Onenhakenra: White Seed (1984, 20 min.). U.S. Frank Semmens for the Akwesasne Museum. Mohawks of the Akwesasne Reservation talk about the role of corn in their culture and show the making of traditional corn soup and corn husk dolls.
Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun (2004, 23 min.) U.S./Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwakwaka'wakw). A computer animation based on a traditional tale from the North Pacific Coast brings to life the comic and creative interaction of Eagle, Frog, and Raven at the beginning of time—and how Raven brings daylight to the world
FILMS
Signature Film A Thousand Roads
September 15, 2006–November 22, 2006, 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Daily
Washington DC
Rasmuson Theater
(2005, 43 min.) U.S. Director: Chris Eyre (Cheyenne/Arapaho). Writers: Scott Garen and Joy Harjo (Mvskoke/Creek). Produced by Barry Clark and Scott Garen for the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. Executive Producer: W. Richard West, Jr. (Southern Cheyenne).
An emotionally engaging film, A Thousand Roads is a fictional work that illustrates the complexity and vibrancy of contemporary Native life by following the lives of four Native people living in New York City, Alaska, New Mexico, and Peru. Free. No tickets required. For ages 12 and up.
Film schedule subject to change.
FILMS
Native Film Welcome Home
September 15, 2006–November 22, 2006, 12:30 and 2:30 p.m.
Daily
Washington DC
Rasmuson Theater
(2005, 13 min.) U.S. In September 2004, thousands of Native peoples from throughout the Western Hemisphere and non-Native supporters gathered to celebrate the grand opening of the National Museum of the American Indian. Welcome Home captures the spirit and energy of the historic Native Nations Procession and other celebratory events.
Film schedule subject to change.
FILMS
Daily Screenings - Celebrate Latin America
October 1, 2006–October 31, 2006, 3:30 pm
Daily
Washington DC
Elmer and Mary Louis Rasmuson Theater, First Level
Showtimes and titles screened are subject to change. For more information, please stop by the Information Desk the day of your visit.
La Ofrenda: The Days of the Dead (1988, 50 min.) US. Director: Lourdes Portillo and Susana Muñoz. A visually rich documentary shot in Mexico and California explores the joyous and sad meanings of the Day of the Dead and its place in Mexican and Chicano heritage.
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