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Arts & Lectures Presents: Thirza Defoe
DateSaturday February 7, 2015 7:00 PM
Contact Paula Hadley

Location: Williams Auditorium

Thirza Defoe (Giizhiigoquay), from the Ojibwe and Oneida tribes of Wisconsin, is widely known for her sacred hoop dancing that she has been performing since the age of 8. Her many years as an accomplished hoop and eagle dancer have awarded her recognition in both the native community and throughout the world. Thirza shares her culture: traditional Iroquois social songs, storytelling, hoop dancing, eagle dancing and the Ojibwe language through educational presentations and performances for audiences of all ages and cultural backgrounds.

“An exceptionally talented dancer, singer, storyteller and actor whose performances are among the most compelling we’ve had the honor to present.” -Howard Bass Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian