Native American dance troupe Indigenous Enterprise brings their champion dancers and signature style to Damrosch Park's bandshell on July 23. Prior to their performance, audience members and anyone who can’t join in person are invited to a workshop on movement and meaning online.

How do people use dance to share stories and to carry meaning? Join Lincoln Center Dance Teaching Artist, Belinda Saenz and Indigenous Enterprise founder and dancer Kenneth Shirley for an exciting, participatory online workshop. Indigenous American communities have kept their culture alive through dancing for centuries even when such dancing was criminalized. Discover the meaning behind some of the dances, learn some of the steps and investigate how humans can cultivate community and identity through movement.

Indigenous Liberation is an intertribal production featuring songs, stories, and dances from all over Turtle Island, led by champion pow wow dancers. This new work will highlight traditional pow wow categories such as Men’s Fancy War Dance (Ponca), Jingle Dress (Ojibwa), Hoop (Taos Pueblo), Chicken Dance (Blackfoot), Flute (Cree) and Grass Dance (Omaha), in a celebration of what lies at the heart of these powerful traditions.