I photographed a group of Hopi social dancers a year ago, the group mostly from Hotvilla a village on the Hopi Reservation in northern Arizona is named Nuvatukya’ovi Sinom. Some of these photographs will be published in the September iSSue of ARIZONA HIGHWAYS.
John Running photographed the Hopi Dance Group - “Nuvatukya’ovi Sinom” on the 4th & 5th of July, 2009. This year again he had a unique opportunity when the group “Nuvatukya’ovi Sinom” was scheduled to perform at Heritage Square during the Fourth of July weekend. He invited them to use the Flagstaff Photography Center to change into their traditional dance clothes and then set up a studio space and made these photos prior to and after their performances. He had the oppotunity to photograph three different dances, Clown Dance, Rainbow Dance and the Watermaiden Dance.