National Museum Of The American Indian

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Charan Bath/Student ID Number: 015751253
Prof. Cindi Alvitre
AIS 222-02 Museum Field Report #2
13 September 2016

National Museum of the American Indian, N.Y.
1. National Museum of the American Indian, N.Y., Date Accessed: September 08, 2016.
2. Title of exhibition: “Circle of Dance,” Name of curator: Cécile R. Ganteaume; Artists/Exhibit Designers: Gerry Breen, Susan Stieff.
3. Given that this “visit” was more like a virtual experience, I was still able to access a couple of my senses, just as if I was at the actual exhibition. Through the use of anecdotes and detailed images, I am able to see all of the personal experiences an individual had while practicing a particular dance and what it meant to them. In this exhibition, there are ten different dances displayed, including the: Yup´ik Yurapiaq and the Quyana (Thank You) Song Dance, Yakama Girl’s Fancy Shawl Dance, Cubeo Óyne Dance, Yoreme Pajko’ora Dance, Mapuche Mütrüm Purun, Tlingit Ku.éex ' Entrance Dance, Lakota Men’s Northern Traditional Dance, Seminole Stomp Dance, Hopi Butterfly Dance, and finally, Quechua Danza de Tijeras (Scissor Dance). All parts of the exhibit were insightful, but the two that sparked my interest the most were the Yup´ik Yurapiaq and the Quyana (Thank You) Song Dance and the Quechua Danza de Tijeras (Scissor Dance).
a. To begin, the exhibit displays information regarding the Yup´ik Yurapiaq and the Quyana (Thank You) Song Dance, which is mostly practiced by Eskimos (divided into Inupiaq, Yupik,…
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