Music Beyond Borders: Revisit the World With Us – Redhawk Native American dancers

Although the coronavirus likely prevents us from presenting Music Beyond Borders this summer, we thought you might enjoy revisiting some of the wonderful moments from past performances.

For  10 years, Music Beyond Borders, a collaboration between Morris Arts and Mayo Performing Arts Center has offered this summer series of free outdoor programs of world music and dance….bringing a taste of cultures from six continents to summer lunchtimes on the Morristown Green.

So, let’s take a trip down memory lane and sample some of the past delights of Music Beyond Borders –  The Redhawk Native American Arts Council Dance Troupe shared Native American Culture with our audiences on  July 11, 2017

This video of the Redhawk Native American performance of the Water Dance is used by permission of Kevin Coughlin, Editor of 

And here, the public joins the Redhawk Native American Dancers in performing the Buffalo Dance:

July 11, 2017: The Redhawk Native American Arts Council/ Dance Troupe:  a not for profit organization founded and maintained by Native American artists and educators based in NYC since 1994, is dedicated to educating the general public about Native American heritage through song, dance, theatre, works of art and other cultural expressions. It draws its artists from indigenous peoples of North, South, and Central America, the Caribbean and Polynesia, sharing both historical and contemporary aspects of Native cultures. Producing four of the largest Native American heritage celebrations in the Northeast, the Redhawk Troupe has performed for the President of the United States, at Woodstock, the Apollo Theatre, and Dance Theater of Harlem and appeared on such TV shows as Good Day New York and Regis & Kathy Lee, among others.; Video: and
The Redhawk Native American Arts Council dancers: Cliff Matias (in turquoise), Raven Matias (in purple) and Valerie Rivera (in the jingle dress).
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And here are some VIDEOS from their performance: Raven Mattias performs a Mohawk Warrior Dance  while members of the public join Redhawk Dancers in the Buffalo Dance.

Valerie Rivera performs the Jingle Dress Dance and Cliff Mattias demonstrates a love song on a Native American flute.

Members of the audience join Redhawk in the Alligator Dance and Cliff Mattias demonstrates the complex, intricate moves of the fabled Hoop Dance.


Here are some PHOTOS from the performance: