Some 350 years of Swedish and American associations will be commemorated June 16 at 8 p.m. at the Salt Lake Art Center Sculpture Court, 20 S. West Temple.
From the time of the first Swedish settlers of Wilmington, Del., in 1638 to present day, friendship and historical ties have existed between Sweden and the United States. This friendship will be celebrated by a free, outdoor performance of 30 dancers and musicians from Sweden, known as the "Polskegille of Grythyttan." This troupe is performing as part of a special tour of the western United States and consists of 14 dancing couples and seven musicians.The concert is sponsored by the Utah Arts Council's Folk Art Program and is a part of the "Brown Bag Twilight Series" that will feature free evening performances Thursdays through Aug. 25. Supporting the "Twilight Series" are the Central Business Improvement District, the Utah Performing Arts Tour and the National Endowment for the Arts. For information call the Salt Lake Arts Council at 596-5000.