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Old 05-29-2006, 02:26 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by 1800s_indian
Who agrees? Chicken dancing has joined the many other exploited dancing styles, tainted by cash payouts. Tribal people from all over are trying to copy a style of dancing that they know little about much less how is should be danced. Judges perception of the dance style is skewed by mainstream or popular dancers attempt to dance this style. This contemporary view pushes traditional chicken dancers to the wayside, and just like the contemporary traditional dancers of today, the face painting, the outfits and the dance steps are over exaggerated. Traditional ways are replaced by blurs of neon dancers flailing and contorting their bodies about the dance area. The moves of the "contemporary" chicken dancer are mostly grass dance and fancy dance hybrids. It is good to see chicken dancing and round bustle dancing make a comeback, but not in this way

I agree with the chicken dance gone crazy.........hell i even heard from my ex gf taht there is a traditional Blackfeet Women's Chicken dance society in Montana.....i laughed so hard cuz it seemd odd to me. If its true i dont know im not a chicken dancer or northern native, but i hear things nowadays get funnier and funnier.
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