Pocahontas (born Matoaka, known as Amonute, c. 1596–1617) was a Native American notable for her association with the colonial settlement at Jamestown, Virginia. Pocahontas was the daughter of Powhatan, the paramount chief of a network of tributary tribal nations in the Tsenacommach, encompassing the Tidewater Region of Virginia.
In a well-known historical anecdote, she is said to have saved the life of a Native American captive, Englishman John Smith, in 1607 by placing her head upon his own when her father raised his war club to execute him. Some historians have suggested that this story, as told by Smith, is untrue.
This action packed short story spotlights the collision of two worlds. A chance encounter in the forest between two strangers from different worlds leads to curiosity & misunderstanding.
The war drums are beginning to sound, and Pocahontas races through the forest to save a mysterious strange from certain death ... as well as the very survival of her people.
Alabama Dance Theatre first premiered this short work in 2014.