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Yellow Bird Productions, an internationally renowned dance company under the direction of Ken Duncan, a member of the San Carlos Apache Tribe, will be performing at the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts (PCPA) on June 12 as part of the Global Sounds series. The event, scheduled from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., is free to the public, but seating is limited, so advance reservations are recommended.

For the past 30 years, Yellow Bird Productions has celebrated the unique spirit of the American Indian through cultural presentations. The professional family dance company, based in Phoenix, features a repertoire of songs, dances, stories, and dialogues that both entertain and educate audiences of all ages. The group includes many national dance champions and has performed for prestigious audiences and institutions worldwide.

Highlights of their illustrious career include performing twice for former First Lady Laura Bush, entertaining the president of China at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and showcasing their talents at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York and Washington, D.C. Additionally, Yellow Bird has been invited by the U.S. State Department to perform on numerous international tours to U.S. Embassies and Consulates in Central Asia, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Central/South America.

The Global Sounds series highlights international music and dance and offers audiences a taste of diverse cultural and musical traditions from around the world, with no passport required.

The Peoria Center for the Performing Arts, is located at 10580 North 83rd Dr. To reserve tickets, visit the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts website. Seats are limited, so early reservation is encouraged to ensure attendance. For more information, visit