Dance for Mother Earth PowWow

. March 27, 2013.

Bells jingle, bright feathers swirl, and drums are beaten — it’s all part of the whirlwind at the Dance for Mother Earth PowWow on Saturday and Sunday, April 6 and 7. “When you walk into a powwow the first thing you’ll notice is a lot of bells jingling,” says Forrest Cox. “That’s just the dancers walking around.” You may also have to pick your jaw up off the floor as you view the costumes, which Cox says consist of traditional regalia with modern twists like neon colors, with tribes from around the US participating. But they’re not the only ones on their feet. All spectators, including kids, adults, and wheelchair-bound attendees, are welcome to join in the huge dance in celebration of Mother Earth. “We view dance as a way to know yourself that also promotes health and community,” says Cox. “Everyone is welcome!” The powwow is back on the UM campus this year after four years away. There will also be a marketplace with jewelry, trinkets, and artwork from all over the country. Saturday, April 6, 10:30am-10:30pm; Sunday, April 7, 10:30am-6 pm. Adults $10, students with ID and seniors $7, children 6-12 $5, children 5 and under, free. Crisler Center, 333 E. Stadium Blvd.