A Survey of Native American Dance in the Twin Cities
presented by The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts in partnership with Rosy Simas Danse and Ordway*
Feb 26, 2017
The Cowles Center for Dance & The Performing Arts | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis

This public talk highlighted the incredible diversity of Native people who live and dance in the Twin Cities with images provided by the Minnesota Historical Society. Guest speakers included Athena Cloud, Lumhe Sampson, Simas, Winona Tahdooahnippah, Sandy WhiteHawk, and Larry Yazzie. Opening prayer led by Janice Bad Moccasin.

Audience traveled on the bus to the public talk while listening to and sharing stories with “Coffee Shop” Al Gross from Powwow Grounds, special thanks to All My Relations Arts and NACDI • Native American Community Development Institute.

This series is curated by Michèle Steinwald for The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts, in partnership with Judith Brin Ingber, choreographer and writer; Cecily Marcus, curator, and Kathryn Hujda, assistant curator, of the Performing Arts Archives at the University of Minnesota Libraries; Nancy Mason Hauser, videographer, and Linda Shapiro, choreographer and writer, founders of the Minnesota Dance Pioneers Oral History Project. Program support provided by The Performing Arts Archives at the University of Minnesota Libraries.
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