Alaska Native Dancers At Panida In Sandpoint

In the tradition of Native American performance, storytelling will provide the backdrop for an evening of dancing - and stories - by Naa Kahidi Dance Theater, tonight at the Panida Theater in Sandpoint. The group will tell the legends of the Tlingit and Yup’ik tribes of Alaska and other mythologies of the Alaskan native peoples through dance and mime, accompanied by drumming, chanting and flute music.

The program - “Deishu and the Place Where You Go To Listen” - is an anthology of ancient stories. Naa Kahidi means “clan house,” a gathering place, traditionally the center of community life.

Dancers Tlingit and Yup’ik Eskimos of Alaska; the performance is part of the Western States Performing Arts Tour.

The event begins at 8 p.m.; tickets are $10, $6 for children under 18, $8 for Pend Oreille Arts Council members, available in Sandpoint at Eve’s Leaves, Panhandle State Bank and B.J.’s Games & Books.

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