2017 IN MOTION!
Our year is off to a vibrant start with January startup of Cuicacalli classes in Bay Area, attending APAP conference and A Blade Of Grass fellowship cohort in New York, Creative Facilitation gathering at Academy for Love of Learning, Movement of Movement Building (MOMB) workshops in Bay Area and Santa Fe, guest solo in Modas Dance’s ‘Migrations’ concert, New Mexico Dance Coalition free community workshops, rallies and prayer circles on behalf of Indigenous efforts against pipelines and hydro-fracking, Natalie Benally joins GIRLS INC, and amazing tour to Mni Sota for the OYATE OKADAKICIYAPI at the Ordway Theater with guest local community artist of the Dakota, Lakota, Seneca and Creek First Nations!
JUNE IN BLOOM!
In May, Director Rulan went to Anishnaabeg territory of Ontario Canada to choreograph for Cara Mumford’s incredible short film, and traveled to Australia to participate in Cultural Summit and International Indigenous Dance convening at the Yirramboi Festival http://yirramboi.net.au : YIRRAMBOI means tomorrow in the shared languages of the Boon Wurrung and Woi Wurrung people of the Kulin Nations. YIRRAMBOI First Nations Arts Festival is a ten day feast of arts and events showcasing the diversity and individuality of First Nations artists leading 21st Century contemporary arts practice. Rise, Unite and be Inspired!
In June, we look forward to amazing events including:
June 10-11 : Renewable Energy cultural convening, by invitation only. Thank you to Center for Sustainable Practices in Arts
June 11: Dancing Earth appears in TREATY MAKING : WE STAND TOGETHER at Urban Indigenous Festival at SOMARTS in San Francisco, thank you Sammay Dizon for your inspired leadership!
June 13 : Invite community movers and shakers to FREE 6-7 pm MOVEMENT OF MOVEMENT BUILDING WORKSHOP #4, at the monthly New Mexico Dance Coalition community creative session at Pomegranate Studios in Santa Fe, to learn the Global Water Dance
June 17 : At Wild Horse Casino in Gila River, Dancing Earth's soloists Natalie Benally and Anne Pesata will be featured in ACONAV Fashion show with designer Loren Aragon, embodying the Acoma story of emergence...
June 18 : Dancing Earth appears in TREATY MAKING : WE STAND TOGETHER at Native Contemporary Arts Festival at Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco. Thank you Janeen Antoine for the invitation!
June 24 : WATER IS LIFE FESTIVAL at Santa Fe Botanical Gardens from 5-8 pm, featuring the Global Water Dances! Co produced by Not Afraid To Look, Rover Runs Through Us, and Dancing Earth. Thank you NM McCune!
June 26-29 : This year’s Native Youth Wellness Warrior Camp will be hosted by the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde in the beautiful valley of Grand Ronde, Oregon - http://www.nativewellness.com/events.html
June 30 : Dancing Earth in performance of excerpts of SEEDS REGENERATION at Idyllwild Arts, CA, alongside program with Frank Waln and Sampson Brothers, and poet Tazbah Chavez with CA First Nations contemporary dancer Ciera Budge!
And, we recently have been honored by support awards from Honor The Earth, the Center for Sustainable Practices in Arts, California Arts Council Local Impact Grant, and the MAP Fund, and we are so excited for the inciredible projects that this will be emerging from this support! Stay tuned ....
Dancing Earth is respectively centered in traditional territories of Ohlone First Nation peoples in Yelamu (San Francisco, Bay Area), with nearby Pomo relatives; and in Okaa Pogeh (Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico) traditional territories of the Tewa First Nation peoples, with nearby Towa, Keres, Abaachi and Dine relatives. We honor their ancestors and our own, past present and future ...
A Special THANK YOU
To all our circle for cultural, emotional, energetic, spiritual nourishment that helped us get to Norway's RIDDU RIDDU Festival; our participation in this engagement was supported by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, through USArtists International, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SUPPORTERS
We are a Member of Intersection for the Arts, providing fiscal sponsorship, networking and consulting for artists.
"Thank you to the Zellerbach Family Foundation for their support of "We Stand Together." The Mission of the Zellerbach Family Foundation is to be a catalyst for constructive social change by initiating and investing in efforts that strengthen families and communities."