For the Generations: Native Story and Performance
Native American performers infuse contemporary genres of dance and music with traditional elements from their Tribal heritage. Through artist interviews and performances, six profiles document the effort to bring this "Native Fusion" genre to mainstream performing arts. More »
Program Length: 55 minutes
Production Staff: Executive Producer/Writer: Sean Hutchinson; Executive Producer/Artistic Director: Mary Hager (French-Canadian Cree/Metis); Creative Content Director: Arlie Neskahi (Dine'); Director of Photography/Editor: Greg Bond; Sound Technician: William Ward (Lakota)
Production Companies: Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) and Painted Sky
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Public Broadcast Release: May 2010
Artists profiled in the documentary include pop-diva, "Urban Indian," Jana Mashonee; classically trained ballet dancers Michael Greyeyes and Santee Smith; Grammy winners Robert Mirabal and Bill Miller; funky R&B songstress Martha Redbone; Painted Sky's own Northstar dancers and a host of others.
Part performance, part behind-the-scenes footage and interviews, the documentary profiles the personal stories of the artists in their own words--weaving a narrative through the performances that lends gift and personality to the beautiful artistry showcased.
Tags: youth, dance, performance, music, urban
Product ID: FTGS-09-H