Celebrating Heritage: Indigenous Dancers Look to the Future
Kenneth Shirley, from Phoenix, Arizona, has taken traditional indigenous dance usually seen at Powwows onto the international stage. Having performed at Powwows since he was 2 years old, empowered by heritage and encouraged by his family, Shirley took his love for his culture and started Indigenous Enterprise. In the short few years since they started, Indigenous Enterprise, a troupe of Indigenous dancers representing different tribes, have been showcased on NBC’s “World of Dance”, collaborated with The Black-Eyed Peas’ Taboo, performed at the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia, written about in both The Los Angeles Times and The New York Times, and in January 2020, were invited to perform for President Joe Biden’s virtual inauguration.
This is just a part of his story.
Produced by John de Dios/Davis de Dios Media
Directed by Alan Scott Davis/Davis de Dios Media
Music “Necklace Breaker” by Young Bear | Additional Music by Triple Scoop Media
Documentary Lit exclusively with #stellaprolights
The Making of Celebrating Heritage
The Davis de Dios Media team takes Light & Motion behind the scenes to showcase the CLx10s in Arizona desert, and how the powerful, versatile, and portable lights helped capture the imagery featured in this project.