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The Center for Rural Development
presents Warriors of AniKituhwa 

***Tickets on sale now*****
$6 (plus taxes/fees) per person

The Center for Rural Development is proud to welcome the Warriors of AniKituhwa from the Museum of the Cherokee Indian to Somerset for two exciting performances on March 21-22.

The dance group will perform on Thursday, March 21, at 7 p.m. for the general public and at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 22, for a school performance. Prior to the evening performance, they will host an art display and demonstration of native arts and crafts at 6:30 p.m. in the front lobby.

“We are thrilled to have the Warriors of AniKituhwa perform at The Center and share their story with us,” said Laura Glover, Managing Director of Marketing. “They are continuing to keep the traditional dances and the heritage of the Cherokee people alive for all to see and hear.”

March 21 Evening Performance: Tickets for the evening performance are $6 (plus taxes/fees) per person, which includes both adult or child. For tickets, call the Box Office at 606-677-6000; stop by The Center for Rural Development at 2292 South U.S. 27 (at Traffic Light 15) in Somerset; or purchase tickets online at

March 22 School Performance:  To make reservations for the school performance, visit the School Time Theatre page.

The Warriors of AntiKituhwa bring to life the Cherokee War Dance and Eagle Trail Dance, as described by Lt. Henry Timberlake in 1762. They also perform Cherokee social dances, including the Bear Dance, Beaver Hunting Dance, and Friendship Dance and talk about the significance of the dances, their clothing, and Cherokee history and culture.

They have been designated as the official cultural ambassadors by the Tribal Council of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and sponsored by the Museum of the Cherokee Indian.

Both performances are brought to The Center for Rural Development through a grant received from the South Arts Traditional Arts Touring grant program, which promotes public awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the traditional arts in the South.