Ryan Dial-Stanley is from the Lumbee Tribe of NC and a student at UNC Chapel Hill. He is majoring in Clinical Laboratory Science with minors in Chemistry and American Indian Studies. At UNC, Ryan serves as the Powwow Co-Chair of the Carolina Indian Circle and the Vice President for Phi Sigma Nu Fraternity Inc, the Nation’s oldest and largest Native American Fraternity. For most of his life, Ryan has traveled across the state of North Carolina to perform Native American Powwow dancing. Six years ago, he took up playing the Native American flute and since then has incorporated that into his performances. He is also a traditional storyteller, taught by his mother who has been as a storyteller for 20 years.
During his performance, Ryan will describe and demonstrate different Indigenous performing arts such as flute and drum, storytelling and dancing. Through his performance, he will educate guests about North Carolina’s native peoples, their traditions and how they live.
“Lumbee Tribe Cultural Performance by Ryan Dial-Stanley” is an installment of the Tryon Palace Performing Arts Series.
Location: Cullman Performance Hall, North Carolina History Center
Ticket Cost: Adult = $12; Youth = $6; Foundation Adult = $10; Foundation Youth = $5