Kevin Locke is the world-renowned Lakota visionary Hoop Dancer and preeminent player of indigenous Northern Plains flute, a traditional storyteller, cultural ambassador, recording artist and an educator. Kevin has travelled to over 80 countries and works tirelessly to convey something universal about our human condition through the folk art of his community. Kevin believes that we can each draw from our individual heritage to create a vibrant, evolving global civilization that embraces and celebrates our diversity and collective heritage.
Through the medium of the ancient Native American Hoop Dance, Kevin Locke presents a worldview that includes all cultures and all peoples. Lakota mystic Black Elk called this worldview the ‘Great Hoop of Life’. Through words, music, and dance, this presentation will convey Kevin’s own voice and the voice of his ancestors, who were stewards of the earth and a people committed to living with the land. This presentation will also emphasize the voice of the marginalized peoples.
Historically, these peoples have created sustainable life systems, and knowledge traditions still exist within indigenous beliefs that can enhance our current efforts to create a sustainable world. Teaching through the domain of the arts, Kevin offers a program that will appeal to visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learners by generating an experience that creates an awareness of our shared humanity.
“We need to remember who we are and where we are from but also remember that our reality is our soul, our spiritual reality, and that transcends gender, ethnicity, and language. It is possible to be decent members of the human being tribe no matter where we live or who we are!”
Visit Kevin at http://www.kevinlocke.com
We are Spirit we are Soul…Our reality is our soul, our spiritual reality transcends gender, ethnicity and language. – Kevin Locke