A Celebration of Indigenous Dance | Newberry

A Celebration of Indigenous Dance

Tonita Pena, Buffalo Dance, Ayer Art, Newberry Library

Tonita Pena, Buffalo Dance, Ayer Art, Newberry Library

A Stone Camryn History of Dance Lecture and Performance
Thursday, November 13, 2014

5:30 pm reception; 6 pm program

Ruggles Hall

Center for American Indian Studies Programs

Join us for a celebration of American Indian and Indigenous dance in honor of National Native American Heritage Month. Performances will feature Chicago-based Indigenous dance and music groups, including the Black Hawk Performance Company, Ke Kula Kupa`a O ka Pakipika traditional chanting and Hula, and Nuahalli Aztec Dancers. This program will also include traditional drumming from Redline Drum and a lecture presentation from scholar of Indigenous dance June Scudeler, University of British Columbia, on the history of American Indian and Indigenous dance.

The Stone Camryn Lecture series was established in 1984 to honor dancers Walter Camryn and Bentley Stone. Both men were part of the Chicago Civic Opera Company and they formed their own studio in 1941. The Stone Camryn Lectures are made possible by an endowment from the estate of Walter Camryn and with gifts from friends and former students.

Cosponsored by the Newberry’s D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies and the Department of Continuing Education.

Cost and Registration Information 

This program is free and no reservations are required.