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Friday
Apr152011

FastHorse, Larissa (USA)

Larissa FastHorse is a playwright and choreographer from the Sicangu Lakota Nation USA.  In 2010 she was awarded the National Endowment for the Arts Distinguished New Play Development Grant.  Her past equity theatre productions are AVERAGE FAMILY forChildren's Theatre Company and TEACHING DISCO SQUAREDANCING TO OUR ELDERS: A CLASS PRESENTATION for Native Voices at the Autry.  Commissioned plays include FANCY DANCER for Children's Theatre Company, A DANCING PEOPLE for Kennedy Center Theatre for Young Audiences, SERRA SPRINGS for Native Voices at the Autry and LA History Project, and DIFFERENT DOES NOT MEAN THE SAME for Native Voices at the Autry. 

Larissa is choreographer for UNTO THESE HILLS in Cherokee NC from 2008-11.  Selected awards; the Aurand Harris Fellowship, Sundance/Ford Foundation Fellowship, National Geographic Seed Grant and inscribed delegate to the UN in Geneva.  TV credits include two pilots; THE LINE for Fox and LAKOTA FALLS for Teen Nick.