Sharing the Spirit to celebrate Native American heritage with Oklahoma Fancy Dancers

The Cameron University School of Liberal Arts and the Lawton Arts and Humanities Council (LAHC) are pleased to present Sharing the Spirit, a celebration of Native American heritage, featuring a special performance of the Oklahoma Fancy Dancers. The acclaimed dance troupe, renowned for its spectacular and colorful traditional American Indian dances, will perform on Sunday, November 1 at 2 p.m. in the Cameron University Theatre. Funding for this special performance is provided by the Clodus and Pauline (Chaat) Smith Endowed Lectureship in American Indian Studies. Admission is free.

photo of dance troupe“This performance by the Oklahoma Fancy Dancers epitomizes the concept of Sharing the Spirit,” says Dr. Von Underwood, Dean, School of Liberal Arts. “The dances and regalia are truly unique to Native American culture. If you have never seen this type of cultural celebration, you will be in awe of the pageantry, ritual and heritage evoked on stage. This is fancy dancing at its finest.”  

The Oklahoma Fancy Dancers have traveled the world and earned a stellar reputation for excellence and authenticity. Members of the troupe are powwow champions representing various tribes. Each is an enrolled tribal member. The award-winning dance regalia worn by each dancer is brilliantly colored, traditional and representative of the dancer's tribe and dance performed.

A performance by the Oklahoma Fancy Dancer is educational, enlightening and entertaining, showcasing a variety of traditional American Indian tribal dances and filled with cultural information. A colorful description of the historical origin and significance introduces each dance.

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October 20, 2015

PR# 15-167