‘Lady of the Lake’ to be revealed in historic event at the Holmes
DETROIT LAKES, MN – Join us at the Holmes for a historic and unique event called Unveiling Nimuué on Thursday, Sept. 21 at 7:30pm. Unveiling Nimuué depicts the discovery of the Minnesota Woman, a 20,000 year old skeleton found near Pelican Rapids in 1931, through dancing by the FM Ballet, original piano music, and performances by local actors and dancers.
This event is presented by the Glacial Minnesota Woman Organization (GMWO) with support from Arvig. The GMWO is a non-profit volunteer group who bestowed upon the Minnesota Woman the name Nimuué, which means Lady of the Lake. Their mission is to increase knowledge and expand awareness of the Minnesota Woman and her story. “The discovery of Nimuué brings a degree of illumination to an ancient, largely mysterious chapter in the history of this region. Uncovering the nearly complete skeleton of a young woman, perhaps once lying beneath the waters of Glacial Lake Pelican, was an electrifying event for scientists and laymen alike. Her ancient presence in this area, along with the contents of her gravesite, provides a precious link to the area’s long-distant past – a past where huge glaciers and melted glacial waters once dominated the landscape. She is a vehicle to help today’s residents and visitors understand more about those pre-historic times and the impact they had in forming the western Minnesota that exists today. Nimuué is a bridge to assist us in our understanding of who we were – and who we are.”
Unveiling Nimuué features The FM Ballet and their new ballet called The Essence of Nimuué which features choreography from Matthew Gasper and original piano music composed by Phletus Williams. In this ballet, we find Nimuué at the beginning of her journey across a new land. Local actors and dancers from Summit School of Dance will also help tell the story of Nimuué.