Bizhiki Culture & Dance CompanyFri - 09.20.2019 - 7:30 PM
Tryon Festival Theatre
Intricate storytelling, a blending of traditional and contemporary song and dance, and a deep connection to traditional ecological knowledge form the heart of Bizhiki Culture & Dance Company. Krannert Center is joined by the University of Illinois Native American House for this powerful, intriguing, and informative powwow dance exhibition—a beautiful representation of the company’s commitment to public engagement, education, and to furthering the understanding of Indigenous cultures, resiliency, and revitalization. Powwow dance categories including Traditional, Jingle, and Woodlands will all highlight the artistry and athleticism of these present-day dance styles.
Recommended for ages 9 and up.
Join us after the performance for a free Global Transfer Afterglow concert by Cheick Hamala Diabate and his ensemble at Stage 5.
This engagement is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts with additional contributions from the Illinois Arts Council and the Crane Group. Additional support from the Western Arts Alliance is made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.