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IAIA Performing Arts—Daystar Rosalie Jones Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
April 11, 2016, 7:00 pm–8:00 pm| Free
The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) Performing Arts is proud to announce that noted Indigenous dancer and instructor Daystar Rosalie Jones (Pembina/Chippewa) will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award on Monday, April 11, 2016, at 7 pm in the Commons, located in the Center for Lifelong Education. Admission is free and open to the public, but please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Daystar Rosalie Jones
Daystar Rosalie Jones’s career spans fifty years, during which time she taught throughout the United States and Canada to encourage and promote the development of Indigenous talent in the performing arts. Born on the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana, she holds an MS in Dance from University of Utah, with postgraduate work at the Juilliard School, NYC. In 1980, Rosalie Jones founded Daystar: Contemporary Dance Drama of Indian America, touring North America, Ireland, Finland, Bulgaria and Turkey. Thirty choreographic works include Wolf: A Transformation (Anishinaabe) and the scripted dance-dramas Legacy of the Dream and No Home But The Heart. The NEA awarded her the prestigious Individual Choreographer’s Fellowship in 1997, and in 2004, saw the creation of a Daystar archive at University of California-Riverside. Daystar is a published author and considers her primary mentors to be Jose Limon and Barry Lynn. Currently, Daystar teaches curricula she developed in conjunction with Director Marrie Mumford for the Indigenous Performance Studies at Trent University, Ontario.