This morning on my way to the bus stop I was almost able to catch the Grand Entrance for Celebration 2008! Darn!
Check out this gorgeous slide show posted on our local Juneau Empire website.
You can even watch it live on UATV!
For those of you unfamiliar with Celebration, here is a brief explaination from Sealaska Heritage Institute's press release:
"Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI) will kick off its biennial Celebration next week, marking the 26th year since the inception of the popular dance-and-culture festival.
The institute anticipates up to 5,000 people, including 52 dance groups and approximately 2,300 dancers from Alaska, Canada and the Lower 48, will attend Celebration 2008, held in Juneau at Centennial Hall, the Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall, and the Juneau Arts and Culture Center. SHI will announce winners of its biennial Juried Art Show and Competition on June 4. Dance performances and other events are scheduled June 5-7. The theme is “Tlingit, Haida Tsimshian Dancing on the Land.”
I hope that I'll get to attend some of the events.