FIREDANCE!: A Selection of First Nation Stories

May 21

Presented by Diata Diata International Folkloric Theatre and the Mental Health Association of Columbia and Greene Counties

Friday, May 21 at 7PM | Saturday, May 22 at 7PM | Sunday, May 23 at 5PM

Please note: capacity is limited to 100 people according to NYS guidelines.

Through the affectionate retelling of cherished folktales, FIREDANCE! celebrates the marvelous way indigenous people of this region, and throughout this country, were able to live in harmony with their natural world.  Their deep and abiding respect for elements of nature, transcends generational values, as a basic foundation of society.

Here, we honor the Haudenosaunee: People of the Longhouse, while making reference to their many contemporaries throughout the continent of North America. Although millions were eliminated during their struggle to maintain, the essential of their presence is still felt, and thus they have survived!

FIREDANCE! is a call to regenerate and renew the fire within, that always seeks to remain a vital source to energize, and spark the memory of ancient stories, dances, of everyday life, and the passion of a great people who are not forgotten. And, who still seek redemption for all those who yearn for truth and equity.


LIMITED SEATING: Basilica Hudson is primarily a standing-room-only venue with limited seating. Seatingwill be available on a first come, first served basis, after which it will be standing-room-only. If you require ADA accessible seating, please contact us at

ARRIVAL: We recommend you arrive 30-minutes prior to show time, and please RSVP using the Eventbrite link or calling 518-653-2086. Walk-ups will be accommodated if there are still spots open, but please RSVP if you can so we can track attendance.


This event complies with current directives from the NY State Department of Health. As such, concert-goers can feel confident they will be entering a well-ventilated, clean environment where all high-contact surfaces are disinfected, hand-wash or hand disinfecting stations are available, all attendees and staff are wearing masks and 6’ social distancing* guidelines are observed. In order to make this possible, attendees must avoid touching unnecessary surfaces, clean their hands frequently, and are required to comply with masking and social distancing measures at all times.

Despite the best compliance measures, there is no guarantee of 100% safety outside of a quarantined home.

Please be advised: by attending, each attendee agrees to all event protocols and will be entering the site at their own risk.

* Note: 6’ Social Distancing applies at all times except in the case of individuals traveling with another member of their household or where an acceptable barrier is present; as in the use of plexiglass.