Kevin Locke is a visionary Hoop Dancer, a traditional storyteller, the preeminent player of the indigenous Northern Plains flute, cultural ambassador, and educator. Kevin is Lakota (Hunkpapa Band of Lakota Sioux) and Anishinabe. While early instructions were received from his immediate family and community, Kevin has learned many lessons from his extended family in every part of the world about global citizenship and how to draw from individual heritages to create a vibrant, evolving civilization celebrating a collective heritage. This presentation is supported by the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians' Biimaadziwinaa Eyaawing Prevention Program.
The Dennos Museum Center offers educational performance experiences that align with your performing arts appreciation curriculum. Educational Performances vary by performer, but generally include short performances, interactive sections with singing, clapping or other activities, and some discussion of the genre of music or culture of the performers.
Educational performances take place in the Milliken Auditorium at the Dennos Museum Center and are approximately 50 minutes in length. All attendees of performances in the Milliken Auditorium are welcome to visit the Museum galleries to view exhibits before or after the workshop. Guided tours are available on a limited basis during these times due to the large number of students in the building. If you would like a printed gallery guide or activity for the students during this time please contact us ahead of time to make arrangements. Call (231) 995-1029 to book your class!
The fee for educational performances is $6 per seat. Teachers and chaperones are not free for educational concerts and must pay the $6 per seat fee. All groups must pay by the date of the performance. Groups that pay at least two weeks before the date of the performance will receive a discounted rate of $5 per seat. Pricing is based on the number of seats reserved. Refunds are not available for unused seats.
Scholarships through the Dennos Museum Center may be available if you are unable to cover the costs of your visit.
Funded and supported by the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians Biimaadiziwinaa Eyaawing Prevention Program's Mino Biimaadziwin Hoop Dance Society with funding from the United States Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Tribal Youth Program and the United States Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, with additional support from NMC Diversity Services