Celebrating Indigenous Dance | Newberry

Celebrating Indigenous Dance

A painting by Alfonso Roybal (Awa Tsireh) depicting two Comanche dancers.

A painting by Alfonso Roybal (Awa Tsireh) depicting two Comanche dancers. Newberry call number: Ayer Art Roybal, Indian Dances #8

Saturday, September 12, 2015

1 – 3 pm

Ruggles Hall

The Newberry, 60 W. Walton Street


Event will take place inside the Newberry due to wet conditions

Join us for an outdoor celebration of American Indian and Indigenous music and dance. Performances will feature several Chicago-based groups, including RedLine Drum; the Nahualli Aztec Dancers; Ke Kula Kupa`a O Ka Pakipika, Kupa`a's School of the Pacific; and the Shki Bmaadzi, a Native youth drum and dance group.

Participating groups will share their diverse cultural traditions in a fun and educational style, including some opportunities for the audience to dance and sing along. This event is family-friendly and open to people of all ages.

This event is cosponsored by the Newberry's Department of Continuing Education, the D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies, and the Washington Square Park Advisory Council with support from the Free for All Fund of the Chicago Community Trust.

Cost and Registration Information 

This event is free and no reservations are required. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs as seating will be limited. In case of inclement weather, this event will take place inside the Newberry.