Story last updated at 11/4/2009 - 12:22 pm
JUNEAU - In honor of American Indian Heritage Month, the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council will present a three-part, evening-length performance celebrating the culture of the Lakota people. Performed by the Lakota Sioux Indian Dance Theatre, "Cakota Upo!" (Come to the Center) is set against a backdrop of spectacular video imagery and accompanied by live traditional, sacred and courting songs with narratives and creation stories woven into the fabric of the performance.
The group is celebrating its thirtieth anniversary this year. Through performance, they communicate the powerful resonance of dance in Plains Indian Society as well as the importance of songs as living history and oral tradition. The group began with the support of traditional Lakota Indian educators, healers, community leaders, championship powwow dancers, singers and storytellers. They have appeared at Washington D.C.'s Kennedy Center, New York City's Times Square, Athens' Acropolis and other locations throughout the U.S.
The performance will take place at 7 p.m. on Nov. 10 at the Juneau-Douglas High School Auditorium. Premium reserved tickets are available for $25 for adults and $20 for students and seniors. General reserved tickets are available for $23 for adults, $18 for students and seniors, $5 for children under five and $10 for full-time University of Alaska Southeast students. Tickets can be purchased at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center, Hearthside Books, Rainy Retreat Books and online at http://www.jahc.org/. For more information, call 586-2787.