Lakota Sioux Indian Dance Theatre

by Brittany Harris on November 7, 2010 at 6:21 am

The Lakota Sioux Indian Dance Theatre performed Sunday afternoon at the Secrest Auditorium in Zanesville.

"The main thing is that there are a lot of misconceptions about the American Indians and especially the Lakota who have such a strong cultural tradition with the dances and the ceremonies, the songs, they’ve really tried to preserve their culture," said Director Henry Smith.

Smith is an adoptive member of the tribe. He says the goal of the show is to educate, entertain and enlighten the public.

"I think the drum really engages people in a very subconcious way, it represents the heartbeat of the people and it sort of brings you to the center," said the Director.

The dance theatre was founded in 1978 on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota and travels all over the world to perfom.