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Native Pride Dancers

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Rainbow-colored regalia, pulsating drumming, and fancy footwork are part of the excitement of a Native American powwow. Experience the artistry of The Native Pride Dancers as they perform flamboyant movements passed down by their ancestors as sacred songs from their People ring vibrantly throughout their performance.

Larry Yazzie (Meskwaki/Dine) is the Founder and Artistic Director of Native Pride Productions, Inc., and is an International Lecturer, Educator, Performer, Actor, Model, and is a World Champion Fancy Dancer and an Eagle Dancer. His lifelong mission is to use his talents and abilities to represent his people in the mainstream world, to meet the challenges and opportunities given to him in a respectful manner, and to bring the cultures together in unity.

The NATIVE PRIDE DANCERS strive to educate and entertain audiences of all ages throughout the world about the beauty, skill, and majesty of Native American music and dance and they offer a variety of performance types (solo, duo, trio, troupe to large ensemble productions) designed for classrooms as well as for gymnasiums, theaters, festivals (indoor & outdoor), convention centers, etc. They incorporate information about the dances, the regalia (dress), and share the meaning and importance of the traditions of the Native American people. The programs, (for K-12, colleges, & universities) are customized to meet your specific needs & provide curriculum support in many subject areas (Social Studies, American History, Physical Education, Health, Music, Performing Arts, Social Behavior [bullying, racism, etc.]). The Native Pride Dancers also provide entertaining programs/workshops for corporate gatherings to promote multi-cultural sensitivity and to promote unity in the workplace.

Based in St. Paul, MN, the Native Pride Dancers, perform locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. Recent notable performances include: Kazakhstan US Embassy Tour 2015, Guatemala US Embassy Tour 2014, 2013 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Republic of Moldova US Embassy Tour 2013, Kingdom of Jordan US Embassy Tour 2012, WeDay Xcel Energy Center in Minneapolis, MN, The National Museum of the American Indian in Washington D.C. and in NYC, The Steppingstone Theater in St. Paul, MN, and The Cowles Center for the Performing Arts in Minneapolis, MN, the MN State Fair in St. Paul, MN as well as numerous schools, universities, cultural centers, theaters and festivals across the USA and throughout the world!

THE NATIVE PRIDE DANCERS' MISSION IS TO EDUCATE, INSPIRE, MOTIVATE, AND EMPOWER DIVERSE COMMUNITIES TO BRIDGE CULTURAL GAPS THROUGH INDIGENOUS TRADITIONS.

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  • For Booking Contact: CHRISTAL MOOSE, Manager

    Phone: 218-565-2508
    PO Box 131642Saint Paul, Minnesota 55113 United States
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    • Steppingstone Theatre - Dancing Through Life

      In an event described with "rainbow-colored headdresses, pulsating drumming, and fancy footwork are part of the excitement of a Native American powwow. World Champion Fancy Dancer Larry Yazzie and the Native Pride Dancers bring this excitement to the SteppingStone Theatre stage. Read more: http://stpaul.broadwayworld.com/article/SteppingStone-Theatre-Presents-Larry-Yazzie-and-The-Native-Pride-Dancers-32-11-20120220#ixzz1myKYr5DcPublication: BroadwayWorld.comDate:
    • Native dance at Cowles celebrates nature, artistry

      "We got ourselves a powwow!" exclaimed Larry Yazzie, founder and artistic director of Native Pride Dancers on Friday night at the Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts in Minneapolis.Publication: Star TribuneDate:
    • Dance spotlight: Native Pride Dancers at Cowles Center

      In "Dancing Through Life," world champion fancy dancer Larry Yazzie (Meskwaki/Diné) combines traditions from the Northern Plains with the contemporary American Indian experience to introduce audiences to the beauty, cultural nuances, rhythmic complexity, rich history and storytelling found within the broad spectrum of Indian music and movement.Publication: Star TribuneDate:
    • Proud to Dance!

      The audience enjoyed many “creation” stories, as well as what it means to be a proud Native American. Larry Yazzie and his dancers stressed the importance of being proud of who you are and where you originate. These universal messages were portrayed beautifully through song and dance.Publication: The Spectator Newspaper at Shattuck-St. Mary's School Faribault, MNDate:
    • Celebrate American Indian Heritage Month

      Publication: National Museum of the American IndianDate:
    • Kennedy Center Performances

      Publication: Kennedy Center WebsiteDate:
    • Larry Yazzie and the Native Pride Dancers

      Publication: Duluth Superior MagazineDate:
    • November's Best at NMAI & SAAM

      Publication: We Love DC :: Your Life Beyond the CapitalDate:
    • Native Pride Dancers Teach Workshops

      Publication: Faribault Daily NewsDate:
    • Demonstration Video

      Publication: Artsedge: Kennedy Center Department of Education

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