Allegany River Dancers to Perform at O.C.toberFest Saturday

| October 10, 2019

OIL CITY, Pa. (EYT) – The Oil City Main Street Program will be presenting a live performance by the Allegany River Dancers, in conjunction with O.C.toberFest festivities, on Saturday, October 12.

The Allegany River Dancers will be performing in Oil City’s Town Square on Saturday, October 12, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The Allegany River Dancers are a Native American dance group that showcases the traditional songs and dances of the Iroquois.

The general performances incorporate many aspects of Native American culture, and the Seneca language and culture pertaining to the origin of the songs and dances are shared in the program narratives. All performers wear traditional Native American regalia, and all of the music is performed live.

The show is as educational as it is entertaining. Some of the highlights of the show include the Iroquois Smoke Dance, a very fast contest dance, and the Hoop Dance is also featured. The hoopdancer uses hoops to make various designs and shapes to represent birds, animals and themes from nature is this beautiful story-telling dance.

Other events in downtown Oil City during O.C.toberFest also include live music between 10:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., children’s face painting, a pumpkin decorating contest, an Art Walk featuring local artists at the National Transit Building, and a variety of local food vendors on Sycamore Street between Seneca Street & Elm Street.

Visit or check out the Oil City Main Street Program on Facebook for more details.

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