“The death of Elias C. Boudinot in this city Saturday removes one of the most conspicuous men of the Cherokee Nation and of the five civilized tribes. For thirty years he has been the most intelligent Indian in North America.” — The New York Times, October 5, 1890
THE ELECTRIC INDIAN
Conceived and directed by JJ Lind
Saturday, February 15 // 7:00pm
Sunday, February 16 // 2:00pm + 7:00pm
The Invisible Dog Art Center
51 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, NY
Tickets: $20 adults / $10 students, children and seniors
Based on the well-known lectures of controversial Cherokee figure Elias Cornelius Boudinot — a Confederate colonel who advocated passionately on Indian affairs but was vilified by his own people for helping open the door to white settlement — The Electric Indian reimagines the events following Cherokee relocation to Indian Territory as an historically accurate, all-white fantasia of Indianness.
The Electric Indian investigates our Great American Civilization by combining storytelling, ritual, dance, and song with 19th century historical texts, 20th century popular media, and 21st century technologies. In the process and through the wonders of these technologies, Boudinot is transformed into a magical, mythical and rarely-seen being — a modern day unicorn, The Indian.
Featuring James Allerdyce, Max Dana, Brady Jenkins, Julie Stainer-Loehr, and Siobhan Towey
Choreography & STAGING Jillian Sweeney
Sound & Video Rob Ramirez and Blake Carrington
Production Design Maki Takenouchi
Music Direction Robin Aigner
Press Inquiries firstname.lastname@example.org / (646) 470-7804