Dance Performances

Dance Performances

Phillip is considered one of the premier dancers in North America, he dances the “Old Style” Grass Dance. In his presentations he shares the “Grass Dance Story” which sends a message of “Spiritual, Emotional, and Physical Healing” The story tells of a boy who was paralyzed from the waist down. The boy with the help of his grandfather sought a vision in the badlands. The boy came back with a story and a gift of 7 Eagle Plumes to bring back to his people. The people gathered, and the boy shared his vision of a horse prancing before a storm, the storm comes with rain, the storm passes and a rainbow appears. The storm will bring challenges in life, the rain will bring purification, and the spirit of the horse and the rainbow is a vision of hope. Through the grass dance he imitated a horse before a storm, the background of his dance regalia represented the storm and the colors of the regalia represented a rainbow. The fringe on his regalia represented the grass blowing in the wind. The eagle plumes placed on his regalia brought him powers. He moved from the ground up in a circle to the left and then to the right, until gradually he was upright dancing. Through this dance the boy was healed. This is a powerful story.

Phillip performs this dance with the emotion and feeling of the boy that was healed.

 

 

 

 

 

 
     
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