Bottineau Jig – Exploring diversity in early MN history

by paulinobrener on April 2, 2011

By Scott Marsalis on March 29, 2011 1:23 PM
I’ve become involved in a local production called Bottineau Jig that seeks to explore issues of multicultural and multiracial identity through telling the stories of historical characters that lived in this area in the era preceding statehood. Drawing extensively on music and dance (Metis, French-Candian, Dakota, Scottish, Haitian, Swedish, Yankee), the show seeks to not only tell the stories of people who are often forgotten about today, but also to open dialog about how we view multicultural and multiracial identities today.

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