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  MYTHIC DANCE CYCLES

Mythic Dance Cycles is a concert performance of variable length,
consisting of stories from the Native American oral tradition,
as it comes down to us through
tribal mythology and personal and written history.

Segments included are:
(Photo Credit: Murray Haynes, unless otherwise stated)


The Wolf
WOLF
A inter-tribal masked dance of transformation
Dancer: John Jaramillo (Isleta Pueblo)


The Woman Who Fell From The Sky
THE WOMAN WHO FELL FROM THE SKY
A Six Nations story of creation and the birth of the Sacred Twins
Dancer: Daystar/Rosalie Jones
Photo Credit: Norm Regnier

The Twins
THE TWINS
Continuing the Six Nations story, with the birth of the Sacred Twins
Dancers: John Jaramillo (Isleta) and Monte Deer (Creek)
 
           
     

The Corn Mother
THE CORN MOTHER
A rendering from the Eastern Cherokee story of a mother's sacrifice
Dancers: Monte Deer (Creek), Carlos Jones, Aileen Natalia (Inuit)

The Wild Boy
THE WILD BOY
Continuing the Eastern Cherokee story
Dancer: Monte Deer (Creek)


 
     
La Malinche La Malinche La Malinche

LA MALINCHE: THE WOMAN WITH THREE NAMES
A Mayan woman is caught in the crossroads of time:
the mistress of Cortez gives birth to a new world
Dancer: Daystar/Rosalie Jones

 
         
     
Legend of the Black Butterfly
Legend of the Black Butterfly

THE LEGEND OF THE BLACK BUTTERFLY
A woman of the Maidu finds and loses a glittering treasure
in the Valley of the Butterflies
Rebecca Silverman, Christopher Walker (SUNY College at Brockport - Dance Department, Jim Dusen, photo credit)

 
           
     

A NOTE ABOUT
DAYSTAR COMPANY PERFORMERS

Daystar Company members are truly "intertribal"; they hail from many tribes
across the United States and Canada - Blackfeet, Chippewa, Navaho, Pueblo, Creek, Mohawk, Apache, Lakota, and Metis, to name a few. They are dancers, actors, martial arts practitioners, artists, musicians and teachers.
Photographs of past and current performers
can be seen throughout this website. Each one of them has
contributed to the history of contemporary native dance in this country.

 

Daystar is currently teaching at:

Indigenous Studies Department
1600 W. Bank Drive
Enweying Bldg, FPHL Rm#324
Trent University
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 7B8, Canada

Office:  705-748-1011 x7921

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Rochester, NY 14616
Ph: 585-621-2813 / Fax: 585-865-0447

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