Dancing Spirit

Dancing Spirit

Performing in the 2014 Green Show Saturday, August 23.

This is their fourth season in the OSF Green Show.

Combined traditional and contemporary presentation, music, theater, and dance.

Brent Florendo is a member of Wasco, Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs of Oregon. He has a degree in Theater Arts and is an instructor for Native American Studies at Southern Oregon University. Brent also has a background in singing/instrumental music, theater, dance both traditional and contemporary. Brent is the lead singer for the Dancing Spirit drum. Other performers are family members and extended family.

Dancing Spirit on Community: I am a resident of Ashland and eager to share and represent Native American perspective and sense of community.  I have participated in many local events such as Ashland Parks and Recreation "Salmon Celebration", Wisdom Keepers, Sacred Seed Celebration, as well as facilitating Native American presentations and /or workshops such as the Buffalo Field Institute, Native American Ecological Symposium at Southern Oregon University (SOU), Co-director of Konaway Nika Tilicum Native American Academic Youth Academy at SOU.