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Ronald Preston preforms a ceremonial dance.

Ronald Preston preforms a ceremonial dance.

Photo by MARIA CHRISTIANSON

Photo by MARIA CHRISTIANSON

Ronald Preston preforms a ceremonial dance.

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Students, staff and faculty, from the Downtown Milwaukee campus came to watch the annual Native American dance celebration at the third floor S- Building atrium on Nov. 14.

Photo by MARIA CHRISTIANSON
Ronald Preston aligns the five circles.

The showcase was presented by Ronald and Daniel Preston from the San Carlos Apache tribe.

 

The two brothers explained the meaning behind their clothing, music and dance movements before they began.  Ronald Preston gave a more in-depth informational speech to the captive audience, telling about the deer claws being worn around their ankles, the symbolism behind each bird feather that beautifully decorated his outfit and the meaning behind the different sounds and beats being drummed.

The crowd was overjoyed and applauded after every dance and tidbit of information they were given.

The Preston brothers perform at many Milwaukee schools and local festivals.

Photo by MARIA CHRISTIANSON
Ronald Preston explains the meaning behind each piece.

For more information, contact Daniel Preston at 414-405-8204.

Photo by MARIA CHRISTIANSON
Daniel (left) and Ronald Preston have been preforming ceremonial dances at MATC for the past 7 years.

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