“Native Stories” is the new powerful performance work by renowned artist James Luna. Through the lens of contemporary American Indian life, Luna takes audiences on a road trip, guiding them through the landscapes of the new and perilous political climate. His journey begins with weaving stories of fantasy, futuristic tales and personal anecdotes that tap into the sprits within all of us. Told with irony and humor, he infuses past and new works, demonstrating that history informs our present. The scenic back roads we traverse are rich, layered, complicated and sometimes dangerous. Sit back and enjoy, learn and experience the ride as Luna maps the detours, highways and byways in search of hope for the future.
When I say, “Our histories inform our present” what I mean is that through personal experience, trauma, relationships, etc.- all the moments that we experience in life shape our current reality.