September 27, 2003
On September 27th, the Spurlock Museum had the great pleasure of hosting two concerts called Little Wolf and the Wolf Pack: Dance and Drum. These American Indian events were filled with song, dance, and storytelling. Each of the performers wore beautiful regalia and added his or her own expertise and skill to a show that delighted audience members of all ages.
Larry Lockwood, who was part of the Museum’s “Winter Tales” event last February, told stories and presented the energetic Men’s Fancy Dance. Shawndra Campbell demonstrated the Jingle Dress Dance, a dance of healing. Regina Tsosie did the Traditional Women’s Dance, which honors a woman’s connection to Mother Earth. Three younger members of the family—Adobé Alina Little Whirlwind-Lockwood, Aiyana Rae Little Whirlwind-Lockwood, and Cydney Rose Tsosie-Mahieu—performed the Girl’s Fancy Shawl Dance and the Traditonal Woman’s Dance. All of the family members sang to the rhythms beaten on Grandfather Drum.
The afternoon event was given as a cultural exchange for a group of Japanese visitors from the Hakubi Kyoto Kimono School. The visitors then enchanted their audience (including the Native American performers) the next day with a kimono dressing performance called “Kimono Fantasy” at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.