Native American Dance Company performs tonight
CRYSTAL FALLS — The Woodland Sky Native American Dance Company will perform at 7 p.m. today at the Crystal Theatre in Crystal Falls.
Established in 2013, Woodland Sky consists of Native American dancers from the Ojibwe, Sioux, Potawatomi and Apache tribes. The group portrays all styles of dancing in this region, including traditional, fancy, jingle, grass and hoop.
The focus is on telling historic tales and stories using traditional native songs and dances.
Woodland Sky dancers will be accompanied by live drummers and Nicole LaRoche on flute.
LaRoche is a member of Brule, a contemporary Native American music group based in South Dakota.
Brule has become one of the top-selling Native American recording artists, with more than a million CDs sold worldwide.
Woodland Sky co-founder Michelle Reed, along with Shane Mitchell, is an enrolled member of the Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe.
Reed is dedicated to sharing her passion and culture with communities far and wide. reed also owns Mreed Designs, which creates the dance regalia for Woodland Sky. Tickets are available at www.thecrystaltheatre.org; the Chamber of Commerce and Central Arts & Gifts in Iron river; Ben Franklins and Winks Woods in Crystal Falls; Steamin Joes in Florence, Wis.; and the Music Tree in Iron Mountain.