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Native American culture celebrated in McCain performance by Lakota Sioux Dance Theatre

Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

       

 

MANHATTAN — The Lakota Sioux Dance Theatre will bring traditional dance and historic narratives to its upcoming McCain Performance Series presentation that tells the story of the birth, death and rebirth of a nation. "Cokata Upo!" (Come to the Center) will be at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, at Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium.

A three-part, evening-length work, "Cokata Upo!" celebrates the culture of the Lakota people. Narratives and creation stories are told against a backdrop of video imagery and are accompanied by live traditional, sacred and courting songs. 

The Lakota Sioux Dance Theatre was founded at the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota with the support of traditional Lakota Indian educators, healers, community leaders, championship pow-wow dancers, singers and storytellers. 

Tickets for "Cokata Upo!" start at $14.50, plus applicable taxes and fees, and are available now at the McCain Auditorium box office, online at http://www.k-state.edu/mccain, or by calling 785-532-6428.

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Todd Holmberg
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trholm@k-state.edu

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McCain Performance Series

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Darrah Tinkler
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At a glance

Tickets are available now at http://www.k-state.edu/mccain for "Cokata Upo" (Come to the Center) by the Lakota Sioux Dance Theatre at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, at Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium.