The Spirit of Drumbeats: Impressions in Two-Step Time

Sydney Hedderich


Native dancers respond to ceremonial drumbeats and song, which resonate through the spiritual grounds of a powwow gathering. As they dance, elements of their regalia sway in two-step time. Capturing rhythmic moments with in-camera techniques, Hedderich records the movement of feathers, fur, rawhide, beading, tin, textiles, and ribbons. Highlighted are the energies of those who share their creative gifts with all who have come to honour and learn from Aboriginal culture.