Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Bently Spang, returning the funk

Posted By on Tue, Feb 7, 2012 at 3:01 PM

Bently Spang, he of the "Fighting Cheyenne" sparkly boxer jacket, gold lamé Elvis suit and dueling braids, is coming back to Colorado Springs.

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Spang doesn't take himself too seriously, but his missions aim high. In the past year, Spang has received a lot of recognition for his art and community-building work, which involves galvanizing Native Americans to make better lives for themselves.

When he comes back to town next month, Spang will present Teckno Tipi, an interactive performance with lights, sound and video projections based on the history and contemporary meaning of the Plains tipi, which he describes as "the largest culturally resonant object in Plains culture." If it's anything like Tekcno Powwow II: The Return of the Funk, the multidisciplinary dance and music extravaganza Spang organized several years back, this should be fun, fascinating and ultimately inspiring. Expect to join Spang in dance following the show.

Techno Tipi takes place Fri., March 9 at 7 p.m. at Colorado College's Cornerstone Arts Center (825 N. Cascade Ave.) For more information, click here.

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