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Native dance performances scheduled

Experience the artistry of dancer, Larry Yazzie, as he performs flamboyant and majestic movements passed down by his Native ancestors through song and dance.

Experience the artistry of dancer, Larry Yazzie, as he performs flamboyant and majestic movements passed down by his Native ancestors through song and dance.

The performance will be in the following area cities, Sept. 12-17:

• 10 a.m., Monday, Pequot Lakes Community Library

• 1:30 p.m., Monday, auditorium in Wadena

• 2 p.m., Thursday, Crosslake Area Library

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• 6 p.m., Thursday, Brainerd Public Library

• 1:30 p.m, Friday, Margaret Welch Memorial Library, Longville

• 2:30 p.m., Sept. 17, Pine River Public Library

Yazzie, founder and artistic director of Native Pride Productions, Inc., is an international lecturer, educator, performer, model, actor and recipient of the prestigious 2012 A.P. Anderson Award. He strives to educate and entertain audiences of all ages throughout the world about the beauty, skill, and majesty of Native American music and dance. His solo show will leave the audience with a sense of appreciation for the many surrounding cultures, a news release stated. This program is inclusive for special education students, including for American Sign Language.

Based in St. Paul, Yazzie performs locally, regionally, nationally and internationally in numerous schools, universities and festivals across the country and throughout the world.

The Native Pride Productions mission is to educate, inspire, motivate and empower diverse communities to bridge cultural gaps through Indigenous traditions.

This free Legacy Program is funded in part or in whole with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota in 2008, which dedicated funding to preserve Minnesota's arts and cultural heritage. For the complete schedule of Legacy-funded events at Kitchigami Libraries, visit the Kitchigami Regional Library website at www.krls.org and click on "Legacy Events."

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