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Lakota Sioux Dance Theatre gives free performances for area students


The Lakota Sioux Dance Theatre performs dances that, through storytelling, music and multimedia, present the artistic and cultural legacies of the Lakota people.

The Lakota Sioux Dance Theatre, wearing the ornate ceremonial dress of the Great Plains, presents the cultural and artistic legacies of the Lakota people through music, storytelling, dance and film. The company performs a series of free concerts for Washoe County School District and Pyramid Lake High School students April 29.They complete their northern Nevada tour by performing at Marvin Picollo School and the University of Nevada, Reno’s Spring Dance Concert April 30. The University’s Spring Dance Concert will also feature Nevada students performing works created by faculty and guest artists.

Founded at the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota with the support of traditional Lakota Indian educators, healers, community leaders, championship pow-wow dancers, singers and storytellers, the company creates opportunities for everyone to experience and interpret the holistic world view of the Lakota Sioux people through live performance and educational outreach.

Thursday, April 29

10:30 a.m.
Lakota Sioux Dance Theatre performs a free children’s show for 25 Washoe County elementary schools at Lawlor Events Center, University of Nevada, Reno.

2 p.m.
Lakota Sioux Dance Theatre holds a free educational outreach performance at Pyramid Lake High School, 210 Capitol Hill, Nixon, Nev.

Friday, April 30

10 a.m.
Lakota Sioux Dance Theatre performs for Marvin Picollo school students, Marvin Picollo School, 900 Foothill Dr,, Reno.

6 p.m.
Lakota Sioux Dance Theatre and University of Nevada, Reno students, faculty and guest dancers perform for the University Spring Dance Concert, Nightingale Concert Hall, Church Fine Arts Building, University of Nevada, Reno,

For more information on the Lakota Sioux Dance Theatre, contact Barbara Land, Lecturer Music and Dance, at 775-784-7017 or [email protected].

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