Lakota Sioux Dance Theatre Performs at CBT Sept. 28

 

The Lakota Sioux Dance Theatre is coming to UT’s Clarence Brown Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28.

The dance company was founded in 1978 on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota and today includes some of the most highly acclaimed performers of the Sioux Nation. The company began with support from traditional Lakota Indian community leaders, educators, powwow dancers, singers and storytellers. For the past three decades it has remained dedicated to allowing Indians and non-Indians alike to experience Lakota culture through live performance and educational outreach.

The Lakota Sioux Dance Theatre is headed by Henry Smith, a New-York based producer who is also artistic director of the Solaris Dance Theatre.

Through his extensive travels, Smith has developed an intimate understanding of cultural dance, especially Asian, African and American Indian traditions.

The Lakota Sioux Dance Theatre has toured extensively throughout Greece and performs regularly in New York. The company was also featured in the opening celebration the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington D.C.

This event is co-sponsored by the Cultural Attractions Committee and the Native American Student Association. Tickets will be available to students for $5 with a valid UT ID, $20 for UT faculty and staff, and $25 for the general public.

Tickets are available at the University Center Central Ticket Office, Thompson-Boling Arena Ticket Office, www.knoxvilletickets.com, or by phone at 656-4444. A convenience charge may be added. Tickets are also available at the venue on the evening of the performance.

Please contact the UT Cultural Attractions Committee at cac@utk.edu for additional information.

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