Lakota Sioux Dancers to Visit UT Knoxville

KNOXVILLE — Dancers from the Sioux Nation visit the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, campus Monday, Sept. 28, to kick off the 2009-2010 Cultural Attractions Series.

Lakota Sioux Dance Theatre will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Clarence Brown Theatre. Tickets are $5 for students, $20 for faculty and staff and $25 for the public. Tickets will be available at the door, but may still be reserved through http://knoxvilletickets.com, by phone at 865-656-4444 or in person at the University Center Central Ticket Office. For parking information, call 865-974-5455.

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

Each year UT Knoxville’s Cultural Attractions Series brings top-notch performing arts to the campus and community. Highlighting diverse music and dance programs, past performers include the Moscow Festival Ballet, Irish troupe Gaelic Storm and the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet. Other 2009-2010 events include the Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain, Edgar Meyer Trio; the Idan Raichel Project and Tao: The Martial Art of Drumming. For more information on the 2009-2010 Cultural Attractions Series, visit http://cpc.utk.edu/Committees/cac.

C O N T A C T :

Rebekah Winkler, (865-974-8304, rwinkler@utk.edu)

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