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Lakota Sioux dance group to perform April 18 at DePauw

Monday, April 9, 2012

Combining myth, music and dance with intricate costumes, the Lakota Sioux Dance Theatre will be performing at DePauw University on Wednesday, April 18.

Incorporating members of the Lakota Sioux nation, the 7:30 p.m. performance will take place in Moore Theatre, located within DePauw's Judson and Joyce Green Center for the Performing Arts building.

The presentation, which chronicles the history of the Lakota people, is free and open to the public.

The Lakota Sioux Dance Theatre was founded at the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota.

In order to provide audience members with a genuine Indian performance, the company works with traditional Lakota Indian educators, healers, community leaders, championship powwow dancers, singers and storytellers. The group's signature work allows people of all ages to experience a holistic view of the Lakota Sioux.

Under the direction of noted choreographer and company founder Henry Smith, the performances celebrate the culture of the Lakota people. Smith directs some of the most highly acclaimed performers of the Sioux Nation.

The group was featured in the opening festivities for the National Museum of the American Indian and has appeared at the Kennedy Center and cultural centers and colleges worldwide.

The troupe's Greencastle appearance is presented by DePauw's Performing Arts Series.



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