Thursday, May 21, 2009

Mesa 2.0 at La MaMa and NMAI

This weekend and in June
Tom Pearson, Louis Mofsie, & Donna Ahmadi
perform their newest collaboration, MESA 2.0, for La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival and at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. 

See Performance Dates and Details Below
"Ideas of home, heritage, ceremony, and tradition, as seen through the eyes of some urban Indians from New York City visiting the American Southwest" – Native Peoples Magazine

Created and performed by Tom Pearson (Creek/Coharie), Louis Mofsie(Hopi/Winnebago), and Donna Ahmadi (Cherokee), this contemporary dance was borne from shared travels in the Southwest and examines what it means to be urban Indians, specifically New Yorkers. Ideas of home, ceremony, and tradition share the stage with the multiple sounds and images of three people walking together in two worlds.
Mesa 2.0 is supported, in part, by a Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian 2008 Expressive Arts Award made possible by the Ford Foundation; by the Live Music for Dance Program of the American Music Center; and by Third Rail Projects, with support from individual and institutional donors.
At LaMaMa E.T.C.:
La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival
Mesa 2.0 by Tom Pearson, Louis Mofsie, & Donna Ahmadi
on a shared program with with Monstah Black & Nicholas Leichter
HIJACK/Kristen Van Loon & Arwen Wilder
May 22-23 (Fri & Sat) at 10pm;
May 24 (Sun) at 5:30pm
The Club at La MaMa
4A East 4th St. NY, NY 10003

Tickets $15/$10 Seniors & Students
Purchase tickets online
Box Office:212.475.7710
Or visit LaMaMa's website for tickets and further information on festival

At the National Museum of the American Indian
NMAI Dance presents Mesa 2.0
Thursday, June 4, 2009, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 6, 2009, 2 p.m.
The George Gustav Heye Center
Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House
One Bowling Green
New York, NY 10004
Visit NMAI's Website