The 12-meter diameter theater recreates the traditional campfire, native folklore scene—featuring a concentric design with tiered bench seating located around three display systems. The digital full-dome configuration allows the audience to view the “sky” above, while a central “campfire” is simulated using a video projector positioned below the floor onto a screen representing the flaming fire around which Native Americans would tell stories. This digital “fire pit” is surrounded by four smaller screens in the center of the theater.
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Below: "The Lelawi Theater at the National Museum of the American Indian."