An interactive concert being presented by CenterStage: The Queens Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, May 14 will give the community a chance to learn about Native American culture.
The Staten Island-based Red Storm Drum and Dance Troupe will perform during the concert, which is part of the “Culture Expressed Through Sound” series. While performing traditional Native American drumming, singing and dance, the group will also give a history of Native Americans and explain their culture. Additionally, members will wear traditional costumes.
Margie Boldeagle, the organizer of the troupe, said that there will be a lot of audience participation. She said that getting the audience involved helps them gain a better understanding.
“It’s a lot of fun,” she said.
One of the goals of the performance, Boldeagle said, is to help dispel stigmas about Native Americans, such as that they all live on reservations. Boldeagle said the troupe wants to show that Native Americans live in the city too, and go to the same schools and work in the community.
“I hope that we can open up their minds and their hearts to the beauty of our culture,” Boldeagle said.
The performance will begin at 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 14 at CenterStage’s Spotlight Theater, which is located at 135-32 38th Avenue in Flushing. Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for seniors and children.