March 22nd, 2015 Last Updated on: March 22nd, 2015
“Grass Dance & Men's Traditional” is the fifth episode of an eleven part television series from 2001 known as “The Pow Wow Trail”. Over the course of 2 years producer Jeremy Torrie and film crew traveled to over 40 reservations, ceremonies and Pow Wow celebrations.
Their travels brought them all over the United States and Canada shooting and interviewing the best Pow Wow singers, dancers, the most respected elders, songwriters, traditional teachers and the various perspectives of people living, traveling and competing on the Pow Wow circuit.
The Grass Dance evolved from warrior society dances. It is said the dance portrays a warrior in search of a proper ceremonial place. The traditional dance expresses the pride and dignity of the brave warriors of past and present, and it is here where Indians honor their past. The best dancers are able to tell a story through their body movements, capturing both the courageous thrusts of the battlefield and the humility of everyday life.
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