The dancers represent tribes from American Indian nations and indigenous nations throughout North, South and Central America. Storytellers, flutists, guitarists and hoop dancers will perform, and native foods will be available.
The event is organized by Native Nations Dance Theater, a Philadelphia company that formed to recognize the many Indian peoples living in this region, representing 16 tribes. Later this month, it will take its first overseas tour, performing in England.
"We invite all nations to come and perform and teach their talent, and keep their traditions going through the dance company," says Vaughnda Hilton, artistic executive director of Native Nations Dance Theater.
Rotunda Children's Festival & Powwow, 7 to 11 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St. $5 admission Saturday and Sunday; tonight's concert, $10. Information: 215-747-6330 or www.nndt.
Kites and crafts
The Main Line Art Center is putting its public art project, "Kites: Art Takes Flight," into a hands-on form for families to enjoy.
The center's 10th annual children's festival will offer an assortment of wind-themed kite crafts, based on the 12-foot-tall sculptures decorating the Main Line through October. At the festival, families can make Chinese dragon kites, Japanese carp kites, wind masks, wind chimes made of keys, and pinwheels.
"The parents get involved in the art projects, helping the kids and making their own," said Erin Lucas, the center's director of marketing and public relations.
Kite-making and kite-flying demonstrations will be part of the fun, and a Benjamin Franklin impersonator will stop by to visit. Also on the bill are performances by the Cat's Pajamas and Nai-Ni Chen Dance Co., a Chinese ribbon and fan-dancing group.
"Kites: Art Takes Flight" Children's Festival,
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, the Haverford School, 450 Lancaster Ave., Haverford. Free. Information: 610-525-0272 or www.mainlineart.org.
If you have Wiggles fans in the family, then you know all about that other television dinosaur, their pal Dorothy.
Dorothy is leaving her Wiggles behind and touring solo in "The Wiggles Present: Dorothy the Dinosaur's Dance Party," which will stop Sunday for three shows at the Lenape Regional Performing Arts Center. Two hosts will perform Wiggles tunes with help from other characters on their show, such as Captain Feathersword and Wags the Dog.
"The Wiggles Present: Dorothy the Dinosaur's Dance Party," 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., Sunday, Lenape Regional Performing Arts Center, 130 Tomlinson Mill Rd., Marlton. Tickets: $20 adults, $15 children 11 and under. 856-983-3366 or www.sjtheater.com.
Contact staff writer Dana Reddington at 215-348-8698 or firstname.lastname@example.org.