Aug 21 PERFORMANCES at Center for Contemporary Arts in Santa Fe, NM
5:30PM Performance for Donors
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7PM Performance open to the public
Click this link for public performance tickets: https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/TheCenterForContemporaryArtso/DANCING-EARTH.html
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Sept 8-9 at Fort Lewis Concert Hall, Durango CO
Sept 17 TEdX TALKS in Albuquerque, at Kimo Theater
Sept 21 Tini(g) Tupon in Vancouver BC
Sept 26-27 ( to be confirmed) workshops in Vancouver BC
Oct 7 lecture with Native Arts and Cultures Foundation at Alliance for Artists Communities Conference in Portland
Oct Alcatraz Sunrise ceremony, lecture and master class at Sonoma State University, audition, creative sessions and community workshops in Bay Area CA
Oct collaboration with Lenape Center NYC ( to be confirmed) for street performance installation activating the original Lenape trail of Broadway, for visibility of Lenape presence that includes this event : http://apa.nyu.edu/event/manahahtaan-symposium-conversations-on-lenape-identity/
Nov 1 -3 Indigenous Choreographers Residency at UC Riverside
Nov 4-6 CORD Congress for Research in Dance, Pomona CA
Nov 6-9 Grand Canyon Trust Gathering, Pojoaque NM
Nov 11- 18 Crystal Bridges Arkansas
Dec 9 PERFORMANCE at Festival of Latino Arts and Culture, Dance Mission, CA
DANCING EARTH in 2016!
We are in gratitude for another year of collaboration with the earth and all her forms of life - all of our relations ! We are proud that from our very beginnings, our vision has been rooted in Indigenous wisdom, as shared by elders and culture-carriers, and intuited by the creative embodiment of our inter-tribal artists.
2016 holds optimism and joy with an exciting year of sharing our work in Northern and Southern California to 2 sites in Canada , 17 sites in Arizona, several locations in the Four Corners areas of New Mexico and Colorado, and an invitation by Sami people for cultural exchange and performance at the RIDDU RIDDU Festival in Northern Norway!
In recent years we have generated a series of powerful performance rituals that grows organically on the eco-advocacy productions of the last few years. OF BODIES OF ELEMENTS toured to 8 states in 2009-11, WALKING AT THE EDGE OF WATER brought us to Canada, New Zealand and New York City, with performances also in our home bases of Bay Area and New Mexico in 2012-13. 2014-14 brought us seeds and roots as a metaphor for cultural-ancestral lineage, with solos, small group worksand large community works that included ORIGIN-NATION, RE-GENERATION and SEEDS: food, earth, dance.
This year our expression emerges in the form of a work for four women leaders, the outstanding culture carriers Anne Pesata ( Jicarilla Apache basketweaver, culture carrier, and all around superwoman who work for Health Dept of her tribe), Lupita Salazar ( Chicana farmer with masters in Environmental Sustainability, solidly grounded in her Northern NM roots and teaching theater for local youth at Moving Arts Espanola), and Natalie Benally ( Dine language speaker- featured as the voice of Dorrie in Navajo version of Disney’s Finding Nemo, and committed theater teacher for youth in Gallup), as well as Director/Choreographer Rulan Tangen!
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.