Caught floating in the air, the fancy dancer
in this photo appears to be flying.
In "The Fancy Dancer
," the story of an impromptu dance set to the tune of "One Way Ticket" in the rundown streets of Angeles becomes more than an attempt to humanize the surface of the city's sleaze; it also provides a kind of coda for the book's search of a father.
His three previous fights had ended in first round knockouts and few would bet against him making it a fourth against this fancy dancer
who boasted he'd float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.
That was immediately followed by a stint in San Diego for Native Voices at the Autry, where Nolan directed Dawn Dumont's play Fancy Dancer
Yellowbird is a men's fancy dancer
at powwows as well as an occasional performer with Red Power Squad.
Fonce and Larry Mizell (the names say it all) produced albums for Blue Note in the 1970s, among them Donald Byrd's Places and Spaces and Bobbi Humphrey's Fancy Dancer
The listener is treated to fourteen memorable works including Prayer to the Creator (2:08); A Beautiful Dawn (3:31); A Child of Water (3:01); Grandmother and Mother's Legacy (3:24); My Horses (3:31); The Fancy Dancer
(3:28); She's My Hero-- Ode to Lori Piestewa (3:12); Possession Song--Yodi Biyiin (2:53); Keyah Baa Hozho--My Country 'tis of Thee (2:41); Remembering the Taino (2:07); Blessing in Disguise (4:21); Guaraguao (2:03); Tears (3:55); and the title piece, Spirit of a Woman (3:19).
SET LISTJust for you, Running With The Night, I Still Believe, Easy/ My Love, Ballerina Girl, Outrageous/Miss You, Three Times A Lady, Long, Long Way To Go, Sail On, Oh No, Stuck On You, Dancing On The Ceiling, Hello, Se La, Penny Lover, Say you, Say me, Fancy Dancer
, Sweet Love, Lady (You Bring Me Up), Brick House/Fire, Don't Stop The Music/Angel/ Destiny, Still, All Night Long
Every one's a winner from the Latin rhythms of Rio to the gruff-voiced soft-rock shuffle of Fancy Dancer
, the latter revealing just how much Dire Straits owed to his influence.
On Sunday, powwow participants and the audience were treated to dance demonstrations by two hoop dancers and a men's fancy dancer
The black beaded cuffs, belt and side tabs are part of champion fancy dancer
Eric Bird's outfit.
With Noble as an aging fancy dancer
and Skunk (and we all know one) as a young up and comer as two of the first characters we meet, it is hard not to want to read on.