NEA American Masterpiece: Dance Initiative Brings
The Souls of Our Feet” To NSU



TAHLEQUAH – A new grant program from the National Endowment for the Arts is bringing a celebration of American tap dance to Northeastern State University.

The NEA American Masterpiece: Dance Initiative, administered by the New England Foundation for the Arts, is bringing “The Souls of Our Feet” to the NSU Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. at part of the Sequoyah Institute’s 22nd Annual Galaxy of Stars Series.

Through the outstanding support of the arts offered by the NEA American Masterpiece: Dance Initiative, our patrons will have the unique opportunity to witness this amazing performance,” said Megan White, director of the Sequoyah Institute. “‘The Souls of Our Feet’ is a jam-packed tap extravaganza that combines a unique mix of dance, vintage film and live music.

The NEA American Masterpiece: Dance Initiative awarded 44 grants totaling $1.1 million to support the reconstruction or restaging of works that artistically, historically and culturally significant, and provide students with access to the rich, but often inaccessible, legacy of American dance history. “The Souls of Our Feet” was one of the prestigious shows selected to receive one of these grants.

American Masterpieces: Three Centuries of Artistic Genius is a major initiative to acquaint Americans with the best of their cultural and artistic legacy. Through American Masterpieces, the National Endowment for the Arts sponsors performances, exhibitions, tours, and educational programs across different art forms that reach large and small communities in all 50 states.

Tickets for “The Souls of Our Feet” are $20 for adults, $18 for NSU alumni, $16 for NSU employees, $14 for senior citizens, $12 for groups of 10 or more, $10 for students and children, and $5 for NSU students. To purchase tickets, contact the NSU Box Office at (918) 458-2075.

The Souls of Our Feet” is sponsored by NeoHealth. “The Souls of Our Feet” was made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts American Masterpiece: Dance Initiative, administered by the New England Foundation for the Arts and supported by Mid-America Arts Alliance and Oklahoma Arts Council. For more information on the Sequoyah Institute’s 22nd Annual Galaxy of Stars Series, visit www.nsuok.edu/si.

3/14/2008

 
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