School Shows

Sewam American Indian Dance Company

Grades K-6

History and tradition come to life in the dances and customs of the Plains Indian tribes. Sewam American Indian Dance Company (pronounced “say-wahm”) showcases well-known American Indian dances. Wearing traditional regalia, the performers use American Indian sign language, dance, live singing, and live drumming to reveal the empowering and inspiring nature of Plains Indian culture. The performance is led by the charismatic Eddie Madril, a fan favorite for students and adults alike!

“We were amazed by the beauty, strength and skill of all of the performers.”

– 3rd grade teacher, Oak Grove Elementary School

Common Core Content Standards Easily Applied in Your Classroom

  • 1.SL.2: Ask and answer questions about key details in a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.
  • 3.RL.2: Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
  • 5.RL.6: Describe how a narrator’s or speaker’s point of view influences how events are described.

Lesson Plan Idea

Discuss elements of the performance that demonstrate cultures of the Plains Indians and American Indians indigenous to California.


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Email Chrystie Prokopakis, School and Family Coordinator, or call 707.800.7504.

Event Information

New date:
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
9:30am & 11:30am
60 minutes

9:30am performance sold out! 11:30am added!

Use the online application below to request the 11:30am show or be added to the wait list for the 9:30am show.

LBC performance may vary.

Set the Stage

Prepare your students for their trip to the theater with these free resource materials.

Education Programs On Sale August 9, 2017 starting at 9:00am.

Art Talks

Free Guided Tours of the Sculpture Garden

Please select the desired date and time options for your docent-led tour through our Sculpture Garden to view the work of Bruce Johnson’s “Root 101” exhibit when you place your School Show order.  Tours may accommodate up to 100 people, take approximately 20 minutes, and begin 15 minutes after school shows end. We will confirm your tour reservation based on scheduling and availability. Use our online application, printed order application, or contact Chrystie Prokopakis by email or phone at 707.800.7504.