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TWU Residency to honor Native American Traditions

2/11/05


DENTON — The Texas Woman's University School of the Arts will celebrate the traditions and values of the Native American people in "Native American Tradition: Wisdom for the New Millennium," Sunday, Feb. 27 on TWU's Denton campus.

The event will be held from 2-5 p.m. in room 207-208 of the TWU Student Center, located at the southwest corner of Bell Avenue and Administration Drive. Admission is free. For more information, call (940) 898-2086.

Distinguished visiting Pembina Chippewa choreographer Rosalie Jones/Daystar and TWU School of the Arts students will join with guest artists in an afternoon of performances, music, dance and food. Dr. Ana Louise Keating, TWU associate professor of women's studies, will moderate the event, which also will feature Dallas/Fort Worth musicians and dancers Tony Aunquoe (Kiowa), Peggy Larney (Choctaw), John and Kasey Reynolds (Cherokee), Tara Stewart (Cherokee/Kiowa) and Cherokee community activist Lillian Redbird Stewart

The event will be the culmination of a weeklong residency by Rosalie Jones/Daystar, who will lead an interdisciplinary workshop with students from dance, music, art and theatre, concluding in the colloquium titled, "This Is Who I Am." The workshops will explore the themes of art and the natural world, community, memory and envisioning the future.

Jones was born on the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana. She is the founder and artistic director of DAYSTAR: Contemporary Dance-Drama of Indian America, and has performed with her company in the United States, Canada, Germany, Bulgaria, Turkey and Ireland. She holds a master's degree in dance from the University of Utah, with postgraduate work at the Julliard School in New York City. She is active as a dancer, choreographer, teacher and writer.

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For Further Information Contact:

Karen Treat
Senior Copywriter
Tel: (940) 898-3456
e-mail: ktreat@twu.edu
 

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