Denison World Dance Faculty Member Presents Native American Dance Concert
Date of Event: November 5, 2004
Posted: October 26, 2004
The Denison University Dance Department's World Dance Program will present two performances of "Making Spirit Visible: American Indian Dance and Story" at 8 p.m., on Friday and Saturday (Nov. 5 and 6) in the Doane Dance Building (231 West College St.). The concert, which is free and open to the public, will present Denison students and dance professionals in Native American traditional and contemporary dance forms. Because of space limitations, please call for reservations at 740-587-6712, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
This semester's World Dance professor is Rosalie Jones, known professionally as Daystar. Daystar/Rosalie Jones was born on the Blackfeet Reservation and is of Pembina Chippewa ancestry. Daystar is well known for her pioneering work in developing "native modern dance," in which indigenous stories are told through dance movement and theatrical persona.
The contemporary works "Wolf: A Transformation" and "Walking in Beauty" will be on the program along with the more familiar Plains Intertribal dance forms for men and women.
The featured dancer will be Peter Chiquito, Navaho/Apache. Chiquito was born and raised in Gallup, N.M., and began his early training under the tutelage of a family member. Now, Peter, along with his wife and son, travels extensively throughout the country with demonstrations of his skill as both a Grass Dancer and Hoop Dancer.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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