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The Redhawk Dance Troupe to present Native American traditions through dance performance on October 6, 2009.

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY—The Redhawk Dance Troupe will present a colorful performance on Tuesday, October 6, at 12:00pm outside the Aula building at Vassar College.

The dance troupe is a part of the Redhawk Native American Arts Council, a non-profit organization founded in 1994 by Native American artists in the greater New York area in order to educate the public by shedding a light on Native American traditional music, dance, arts, and crafts.

The Redhawk Dance Troupe comprises of Native American performing artists who hope to educate their audiences through artistic expression by presenting social, traditional, and contemporary Native American dances. Demonstrating the Native American dance traditions, their performances usually encourage the audience to actively participate in, while grasping the important social values of the Native culture.

The troupe has previously performed at NY Woodstock festivals, the Apollo Theater, the Dance Theater of Harlem, Good Day New York on Fox TV and Regis & Kathy Lee, as well as performing for the President of the United States and Chinese delegates.

Sponsored by the American Culture Program at Vassar College, the event is a part of a series of events in celebration of the new Native American Studies correlate. The Program aims to educate and honor the Natives, in addition to celebrating the new correlate. Native American food will also be served in the Aula, which is the rain location for the event.

For additional information, contact the American Culture Program at (845) 437-7485 or http://americanculture.vassar.edu.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations or information on accessibility should contact Campus Activities Office at (845) 437-5370. Without sufficient notice, appropriate space and/or assistance may not be available.

Vassar College is a highly selective, coeducational, independent, residential liberal arts college founded in 1861.


Posted by Office of Communications Friday, September 25, 2009