Flying Hoops: Native American Hoop Dance Fitness & Crafts

Learn Bead work, Leather work skills from American Indian Hoop Dancer and Lifetime Member of The Thunderbird American Indian Dancers, Marie Ponce, NYFA Fellow 2016, Kits are available at Artist Craftsman Supply 2108 7th Ave Adam Clayton Powell Blvd New York, NY 10027 212-222-4700 9am-8pm

Starting   September 23 thru October 2017 Crafts                              REGISTER HERE for Crafts $17


September 23 thru October 2017 Native American Hoop Dance    REGISTER HERE for dance free


Info on Regalia, History, Culture and Diverse lifestyles of Native Americans, Native American Language and Songs. (Cherokee/Taino) as participants assemble their art and craft pieces, Info on other Native American events in the NY area.

Marie Ponce is a New York-based artist who sparks conversation and dialogue with audiences and neighbors alike who feel unable to embrace their Native American heritage, due to media stereotypes and historic Native exclusion. Ponce excels in Native hoop dancing (a male-dominated style), and teams with master artist Louis Mofsie to lead a residency for families in Harlem. Ponce’s workshops within the residency start lifesaving conversations about identity, fitness, and belonging through dance, music, drumming and crafts. Marie Ponce is dancer and singer with Heyna Second Sons Drum as well as a crafts-person, program developer, Lifetime Thunderbird member and founder of NECARTZ, now, Open Artist NYC. Ponce is also a teaching artist for LEAP, Phyllis Rose Dance, and Theater in Motion. Marie Ponce’s awards include 2016 NYFA Fellow in Choreography. Ponce is a SAG-Aftra NY Conservatory, NYU/Stella Adler and Negro Ensemble Company Theatre professor.


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  • Character and Atmosphere Development Acting with Marie Ponce at

SAG-AFTRA NY Conservatory Fall sessions September 22 and October 27 10am to 1pm See SAG-AFTRA NY Conservatory Schedule

NY Conservatory Newsletter and Class Schedule 2016 – 2017


Featured Image Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Artist


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