The Flagstaff City-Coconino County Public Library proudly presents Stories to Life: The Jones Benally Family on Sunday, March 8 at 4 p.m. at the Coconino Center for the Arts.
The performance features World Champion hoop dancer and traditional healer Jones Benally, his daughter Jeneda, and son Clayson. These performers together bring the healing power, beauty, and profound messages of Navajo (Diné) culture to educate and uplift audiences around the globe.
Navajo dance is a sacred tradition encompassing a wide variety of forms, all of which aim to heal the body, mind, or spirit. The family’s repertoire of dances include traditional forms like the round dance, eagle dance, feather dance, and friendship dance.
While the Benally’s are from this area, they perform all over the world and keep a very busy traveling schedule. “We are thrilled to provide this opportunity to Flagstaff audiences and it’s a remarkable opportunity to see this caliber of performance for free. Special thanks to the Friends of the Library for even making this possible!”, Judy Finney, Librarian and Stories to Life project manager.
Funding for Stories to Life is generously provided by the Friends of the Library. This event is free and open to the public. The next event in the Stories to Life series Abraham Lincoln will be held on Sunday, May 3rd in at the Coconino Center for the Arts.