Native American tradition shared through dance


Native American dancer/lecturer Daystar will present stories about growing up on a Blackfeet Reservation at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, in Casadesus Recital Hall on the Binghamton University campus. The event is free and open to the public.

The presentation, “No Home but the Heart,” begins with the smallpox epidemic of 1837 and covers other historical events that affected the settlement of native peoples in the Northern Plains of the United States and Canada. Featuring dance, video and lecture, the presentation will explore the search for identity, family and homeland.

Daystar (Rosalie Jones) is founder and artistic director of Daystar Dance Company. Founded in 1980, it is the first dance company in the United States created with all-Native American performers and specializing in the portrayal of the personal and tribal stories of Indian America. Daystar has toured throughout the United States and Canada, as well as Germany, Bulgaria and Turkey.

The presentation is sponsored by the Harpur College Dean’s Office, the Convocations Committee, the English, General Literature and Rhetoric Department and the faculty masters. For more information, contact Elizabeth Tucker at 607-777-6402.

Last Updated: 9/17/13