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Tribal Dance & Cultural Legends at Icy Strait Point
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Owner description: Immerse yourself in Native culture! Gather at the Heritage Center Native Theater for the Tribal Dance and Cultural Legends performance showcasing the rich heritage of a people shaped by the wild lands and inland seas of southeast Alaska. Wearing their colorful, traditional regalia, a group of proud Huna Tlingit performers share their history and culture through song, dance and storytelling. The show culminates in a lively traditional celebration... and you're invited to join in! Please refrain from photography and videotaping during the performance: The actors will be available for photos immediately afterward. Duration Approximately 1.0 hour
Reviewed August 30, 2012

This gave a good idea of the history and culture of the people in song and dance. Costumes were lovely and explainations easily understood. Audience participation requested.

Thank Betty G
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Reviewed August 19, 2012

A wonderfully told set of stories about the Raven Creation Myth and a great opportunity to learn a lot about this 12000 yr old culture. Lots of humor too and audience involvement

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Reviewed August 2, 2012

The tribal dance house is nicely done, their native wear is beautiful and we found the show to be very entertaining. They gave us cards with different tribe names on them and at one point they encourage the audience to stand in front of their seats and dance along. It got the audience going. At the end they offer to let guests come up and dance with them, and they put you in native robes, less elaborate than theirs but still a fun experience. The only negative thing was the seats were wood with a thin pad on them to sit on, but there was no seat back.

1  Thank Travelbugsforlife
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Reviewed August 7, 2011

If you want to learn a little about the Tlingit culture, this is an easy way to do it. The show is located in a building that replicates a lodge where the Tlingit indians would hold their dances and ceremonies. The building is just 5 minutes walking from the Icy Strait Point pier where tenders drop people off from cruise ships visiting Chichigof Island. The show features dance, song and storytelling done by various Tlingit people dressed in their native costume. During the show, they explain a little of their culture example: everyone belongs to a clan named after some kind of animal and, the person gets their clan through their mother. A clan symbot is sown onto the back of the cloaks the performers wear. Their clan is an important part of their identity. The show lasts 1 hour and so can very easily be combined with other excursions such as the Ziprider or Hoonah Sightseeing tour. Cost wise, as of June 2011, it was $38 for adults and $27 for children (this is what Royal Caribbean charges). People attending the show aren't allowed to take photos during the show but performers will be willing to have their picture taken afterwards. Lastly, the lodge has a small souvenir shop that opens after the show. I picked up a nice t-shirt with the Tlingit drawing of a whale after the show.

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Reviewed September 29, 2015
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