Georgia Southern presents Red Crooked Sky

Johnny Lu

Georgia Southern University brings out the Native American dance troupe Red Crooked Sky on Tuesday, November 10 at 6 p.m. in the Russell Union Ballroom.

Promoting the positivity of cultural and spiritual awareness through both contemporary and traditional dance choreography, Red Crooked Sky embodies an array of tribes in Native American history.

The Southeastern Virginia-based dance troupe is a collaborative mix of American Indians consisting of members from tribes such as Sioux, Seneca, Lakota, Saponi and Cherokee. From parents and grandparents to children and grandchildren, Red Crooked Sky is a multi-generational family of performers.

Several of Red Crooked Sky’s dances are customary and feature dances of historical symbolism such as the Traditional Dance, Jingle Grass Dance, the Grass Dance and the Fancy Shawl. The Traditional Dance for example, is a dance of the warrior, where veterans of the Armed Forces wear a bustle of sacred eagle feathers during their performance.

Dances are done in a circular pattern to symbolize the circle of life. Towards the end, audience members and guests will be invited to participate in the final dance segment.

Sponsored by the Multicultural Student Center, complimentary admission is welcome to the campus and community.