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American Indian Dance Theatre

“Fascinating – filled with male bravura and female virtuosity…a feast for the eye!”
– THE NEW YORK TIMES

BIOGRAPHY

American Indian Dance Theatre is respected as a professional performing arts company presenting the dance, music and traditions of Native Americans. In 1986, writer-director producer Hanay Geiogamah and director and producer Barbara Schwei presented a full-length dance production featuring American Indian dancers and dances at the Beverley Theater in Los Angeles. Following its critical and commercial success, Geiogamah and Schwei founded the American Indian Dance Theatre in 1987. Since its first performance as a company at Ford’s Theater in Washington, DC, they have toured extensively throughout the US, Canada, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.

The company is proud to be active in the Native American cultural renaissance that is challenging and changing the stereotypical misrepresentation and misunderstanding of its cultures through live performance, television and film.

 

FULL BIOGRAPHY
American Indian Dance Theatre is respected as a professional performing arts company presenting the dance, music and traditions of Native Americans. In 1986, writer-director producer Hanay Geiogamah and director and producer Barbara Schwei presented a full-length dance production featuring American Indian dancers and dances at the Beverley Theater in Los Angeles. Following its critical and commercial success, Geiogamah and Schwei founded the American Indian Dance Theatre in 1987. Since its first performance as a company at Ford’s Theater in Washington, DC, they have toured extensively throughout the US, Canada, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.

The company is proud to be active in the Native American cultural renaissance that is challenging and changing the stereotypical misrepresentation and misunderstanding of its cultures through live performance, television and film.

Hanay Geiogamah is a celebrated playwright, director, producer and a leader of the Native American arts and cultural renaissance. Recently retired as Professor of Theater at University of California Los Angeles’ School of Theatre, Film and Television and the former director of UCLA’s American Indian Studies Center, he is from the Kiowa tribe of Oklahoma and has lived in Los Angeles for 35 years. He is the founder of the American Indian Theater Ensemble (1970) and cofounder of the American Indian Dance Theater (1987).  

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RECENT PRAISE

“A new dimension for some very old dances, and a new development for American dance as a whole…sheer spectacle with a transcendental spirituality!”

New York Post

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Rebecca Franks

The Times

ADDITIONAL PRAISE

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NEWS

A message on behalf of Jonathan Darlington

A message on behalf of Jonathan Darlington

As you may have read, Jonathan Darlington suffered an accident in late January. He is recovering well and looks forward to returning to the podium this season following a few weeks of recuperation. He is touched by all the messages he has received and thanks everyone...

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CONTACT

Matthew Bledsoe

General Management
[email protected]
T: +1 212 994 3565

Cordelia Roberts

Tour/Production Associate
[email protected]
T: +44 (0) 20 7957 5894

Clara-Liliane Strutz

Artist & Tour Manager
[email protected]
T: +49 (0) 511 20 300 872