Native American Dancers and Drummers Perform at Denison
Date of Event: November 9, 2006
Posted: October 29, 2006
A group of performers from the Native American Indian Center of Central Ohio will bring their dances and drumming to the student union at Denison. The performance, set for 7:30 p.m. on Thursday (Nov. 9) on the third floor of Slayter Hall, will illustrate the ritualization of American Indian dance and drumming while offering an opportunity to see intersections and cultural influences between Native American and African cultures.
Sponsored by the Laura Harris "Gendered Borders" program, the Women's Studies Program and the Black Studies Program, this performance relates to the earlier convocation lecture by Sharon Holland titled "The African Diaspora in Indian Country."
Founded in 1975, the Native American Indian Center of Central Ohio's mission includes cultural preservation, advocacy and service. The Center sponsors pow wows, lectures and storytelling sessions in addition to the dance demonstrations. Its performers have participated in major events throughout the United States.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison Universitiy, Granville -- Dancers and drummers from the Native American Indian Center of Central Ohio; 7:30 p.m., Thursday (Nov. 9), Third Floor, Slayter Hall (200 North Road). Free and open to the public. Call 740-587-6297 to confirm information.
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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