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Bizhiki Culture & Dance Company

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.

Pop-up Library: September 20

Come explore the Music and Performing Arts Library’s extensive collections in the lobby of Krannert Center! The Pop-up Library will offer items from its collection related to performances on September 20, 2019, for you to browse and borrow.

Please bring your University i-Card or Courtesy Card to check out materials. Applications for University Courtesy Cards will also be available.
The Pop-up Library will be open from approximately 6:30pm to 9:30pm.

Music and Performing Arts Library

The Music and Performing Arts Library is one of the largest public performing arts libraries in the world. It is home to books, scores, recordings, and play scripts related to music, theatre, and dance.

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.

Patron Co-sponsors

  • Susan & Michael Haney
  • Carol & Ed Scharlau
  • Anonymous

With deep gratitude, Krannert Center thanks all Patron Sponsors and Corporate and Community Sponsors.

If you believe in the life-affirming experiences that Krannert Center and the performing arts at Illinois make possible, please make a gift: advancement@krannertcenter.illinois.edu, KrannertCenter.com/Give, or faa.illinois.edu/giving.

Event Details

Tryon Festival Theatre
Fr Sep 20, 2019 - 7:30pm
Pick Five+: 23 / SC 18 / STU 15 / UI & YTH 10 Single: 25 / SC 20 / STU 15 / UI & YTH 10

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