The Grammar School presents native dance

PUTNEY — Tonight from 6 to 8pm, The Grammar School will present "In Beauty May I Walk," an evening of enchantment with Navajo dancers, artists, and Native American flute and storytelling. The performances are the culminating event of this week's focus on Navajo culture at the school taught by Brent Chase and several of his colleagues from the Navajo tribe of Arizona.

As a component of "Indigenous Ways of Knowing," the school's global education theme for the year, students studied Navajo storytelling, weaving, code talking, rights of passage, dream catchers, and working with wool.

The Grammar School's yearlong global education theme is an integral part of the schoolwide curriculum at TGS, and underscores the significance of worldwide issues. As a TGS parent stated, "The importance of understanding and appreciating our world beyond southern Vermont and New Hampshire is a necessary reality for our children who are internationally connected and who must feel a responsibility to that extended community."

A $5 donation is suggested to help offset Brent Chase's travel expenses.


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