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October 11, 2013

Spooky fashion show to ‘thrill’ OU campus

NORMAN — An array of culture will come together through dance and fashion for a spectacular fright on Oct. 31 during “Spectrum: The Art of Culture, Fashion and Dance.”

The event, sponsored by Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, will raise money for the University of Oklahoma School of Dance. In celebration of the museum’s new exhibition, “Libertad de Expresión,” some of the fashion will reference “Libertad,” Matthew Griffin, event coordinator said. “Libertad de Expresión” opens Oct. 5 and showcases Latin American artists promoted by the Organization of American States during the Cold War.

The fashion show fundraiser was started in 2011 by Derrick Minter, OU associate professor of modern dance. Minter said he chose to do a fashion show because he had many friends in fashion and thought a fashion show would present dance in a positive light while introducing many campus boutiques to the community.

“I wanted to showcase dance in another kind of way that people aren’t used to,” Minter said. “Our catwalk isn’t like a normal runway show. We incorporate dance into the whole event.”

With a dark Halloween theme, this year’s fashion show will have everything from casual to formal attire. Singers and belly dancers will perform as well as campus fraternities and sororities. Miss Oklahoma 2012 Lauren Lundeen, a student at the OU School of Dance, will be a featured model. Costumes from OU School of Fine Art’s costume department will also be a highlight of the show.

The fundraiser will top off the night with a performance to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” choreographed by Kiosh O’Neal Monroe, OU modern dance student. Monroe said he planned on keeping the choreography traditional but might add his own twist and that fashion show attendees would just have to wait and see.

About 20 of the fashion models will be dance majors, and Griffin said he hoped the fundraiser would make the OU community aware of the talent in the OU School of Dance.

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