Kevin Locke will perform at Philip School Monday

The Philip school would like to invite the public to a performance by Kevin Locke, Lakota dancer and flute player, in the Fine Arts Building on Monday, Nov. 15. There will be two performances: 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. for elementary students, and 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for middle and high school students.

Among American Indian artists of North America, none is more famous than Kevin Locke, a Lakota dancer and indigenous flute player. Reared on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in South Dakota, Kevin lived with an elderly uncle who spoke only Lakota. It was from him that Kevin got his first training in the traditions of his culture.

Kevin is an exquisite player of the seven-note cedarwood flute. Many elder Lakota say he is better than those they remember from long ago. Yet, Kevin came to national attention first as a hoop dancer – a brilliant performer in that ancient and honorable Lakota tradition involving 28 hoops in a complex and acrobatic dance in which they twirl and intertwine to create images of the seasons, of the Moon and Sun, of flowers, butterflies, and of the Way of Life.

Kevin has performed his music and dance in over 70 countries, sharing his vision of balance, joy and diversity.