Tribal Dance & Cultural Legends at Icy Strait Point

Tribal Dance & Cultural Legends at Icy Strait Point

Tribal Dance & Cultural Legends at Icy Strait Point
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Immerse yourself in Native culture! Gather at the Heritage Center Native Theater for the Tribal Dance and Cultural Legends performance showcasing the rich heritage of a people shaped by the wild lands and inland seas of southeast Alaska. Wearing their colorful, traditional regalia, a group of proud Huna Tlingit performers share their history and culture through song, dance and storytelling. The show culminates in a lively traditional celebration... and you're invited to join in! Please refrain from photography and videotaping during the performance: The actors will be available for photos immediately afterward. Duration Approximately 1.0 hour
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Discover734989
4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
This was an excursion from our cruise paired with a “seafood feast”. The photos of the dance showed at least 8 on stage. No dancing just some guy reading from iPad, one on lights a lady to the side and a young kid who had never done it before. The skit wasn’t awful but definitely not a dance. Then the seafood feast (photos had linen tablecloth, glassware plates and a dessert. What we got was a crab boil served on plastic trays with can soda. And smores for dessert.
Written May 16, 2024
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Suz4523
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
There was no dancing … none , it was one woman and a narrator . I was so disappointed it was like they just threw it together at the last minute . I hate giving bad reviews but as I was sitting there I’m thinking , I actually paid money to see this .
Written May 12, 2024
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Caitlin K
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2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
I wanted to like this so badly. We booked this through Celebrity Cruises under the title "Seafood Feast and Tribal Dance Show" for about $150 per person. The seafood feast was indeed a feast (all you can eat crab!), but the presentation was embarrassing. I did not even take a picture because it was so disappointing to look at: food came out in dirty plastic bins, plates were just lunch line trays, and the skewer sticks for the marshmallow roasting were too short to actually get into the fire. I thought the food was good but my husband values cleanliness and walked away disappointed.

For the show, we were expecting a dance, but this was instead a storytelling of a raven. The concept was good, but the production level was that of a local high school- literally. The performers were four high school students. The main Raven boy stood out as a star, but the rest did not have their heart in it. It felt sad- like they were forced to do it. They did not seem excited about telling the cultural story, and I felt guilty the whole time we watched it because it felt like no one in the audience or on the "stage" wanted to be there. They also seemed half-costumed, as one boy was still in plaid pajamas and slides.

I ended up giving 2 stars vs 1 star because the food was all you can eat and the performers were just kids after all. But I think it's time to revamp or retire this excursion.
Written August 12, 2023
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smvNYC
New York City, NY359 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
For $20 we attended a show focused on native Alaskan traditions. While the experience was great, and we learned more about the local beliefs and myths, we were left wanting to learn more.
Written July 21, 2023
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Barheat
Hamilton, Canada1,732 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Show had a reduced cast due to a recent death and availability of students.
We learned the story of the raven clan and the sun, moon and stars.

The star of the show explained his family history and showed off his regalia and provided a comic insight into the cost. We tipped at the end of the show to support his participation at the biennial Celebration in Juneau.

There is traditional storytelling, music and dance. It provided insight into the native culture.
Written August 23, 2022
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msbrown06
Glendale, Arizona4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Enjoyed the show very much, was fun and very enjoyable and a great price, I thought! Will and have recommended to others!
Written July 28, 2022
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Bob T
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
This is a must see! Super great hearing the history of the Natives and experiencing some of their traditional dancing and music. Highly recommend!
Written July 17, 2022
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deborahmG3532US
Gold Hill, NC178 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
We were blown away by the talent of these young people. Their knowledge of their tribal history and desire to share it with us was inspiring. It was wonderful to hear the young boys and girls speak in their native tongue and attempt to teach us to say a few simple words. The rhythm of the drum beat provided a perfect counter point to the words and dance moves we witnessed. We enjoyed the telling of stories from their birth and facts about their 12,000 year history in the area. It was inspiring to meet a culture that reveres their ancestry and speak proudly of their lineage. t was also great to know that they were teaching the younger generation how to speak the native language of Tling-it (?) after it was almost eradicated through the efforts of earlier settlers to the region.
Written May 27, 2019
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Phil R
Chelmsford, MA304 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
We arrived early for the show along with a lot of other people. The young man that was the lead performer came out and answered questions from the audience for 15-20 minutes. He was shy but did a great job. We learned so much about their beliefs, their schools, and their dedication to the environment.

Low key performance but well worth the time and the money as we seek to learn about the culture EVERYWHERE we visit.
Written September 12, 2018
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MLE0904
Las Vegas, NV598 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
The high school students and tow adults in this were amazing. They performed in both their native language and English. The costumes were beautiful and very authentic. Take the half hour or so and see this show as it was amazing. This city bus ride was informative but I could have done without it.
Written July 13, 2018
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