September 20, 2002
Native Americans Focus of Diversity Event at UW-RF
By Katie Vangsness
UW-RF News Bureau
UW-River Falls presents "Echoes of Earth and Sky" as part of the Bridges Series to promote diversity awareness in the community on Oct. 9, at 8 p.m., in North Hall.
"Echoes of Earth and Sky" combines traditional and contemporary Native North America through dance and ancient songs and stories. The flirtatious Partdridge Dance and the dynamic Fancy Dance are combined with songs and stories of creation and love, and the adventures of the Native American legend, "The Trickster." Another audience favorite is the Taos Pueblo Hoop Dance, in which reed hoops are used to create rapid-fire images of flowers, butterflies, insects, tornadoes, and eagles.
The performance showcases the heritage and customs of various tribes, from the canyon lands of the Southwest to the woodland groups of the Northeast.
Bridges Series events are free and open to students and the public. For more information contact the UW-RF Leadership Center at 715/425-4911.
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