This semester I am teaching a course on Native religious traditions. Last week I assigned Emory Sekaquaptewa’s article “One More Smile for a Hopi Clown.”
After reading this article, one of my students sought additional information on Hopi clowning and discovered the above video on Youtube.
She wrote a really interesting post about it on her class blog.
The video is a fascinating look into Hopi clowning and the life of Hopi artist Michael Kabotie. Ed Kabotie, Michael Kabotie’s son, is the one giving the presentation.
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thank you so much for your presentation … what a delight and joy to watch it. I have have the privilage of visiting the hopi mesa’s several times and met the hopi clowns during the fall celebration … how lovely to meet the joy and gentle love of laughter
Hi Beth, I’m glad you liked the video! I hope you’re able to visit Hopi again soon.
I have a lithograph of The Delightmakers and love to look upon the meaning of Fred Kabotie’ s work from 1940.
Thanks, Denise! Here’s a good place to start: http://www.amazon.com/Fred-Kabotie-Hopi-Indian-Artist/dp/B0015HV1F0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1403666682&sr=8-1&keywords=Fred+Kabotie