ORIGI-NATION: ROOTS AND SEEDS saw its first presentation at Skylight Santa Fe!
See our Facebook page for photos of the show!
Deepest gratitude to the extraordinary 2014 Cultural Artist Ambassadors:
Cathy Livermore, Navitalai Waqavotuwale, Maria Naidu, Yvonne Chartrand, Sandra Lamouche (also representing International UNESCO Dance Council), Coman Poon, Norma Papalotl Araiza, Maria Regina Firmino Castillo, Tohil Fidel Brito Bernal, Javier Stell-Fresquez, Anne Pesata, Trey Pickett, Lumhe Micco Sampson, Ana María Guadalupe “Lupita” Salazar, Andrea Rose Bear King, Justin Giehm, Tria Andrews and Audiopharmacy’s Teao Sense, Ras K’ Dee, Desirae Harp, Nikila Badua and Joana Cruz.
We give thanks for the incomparable cultural, artistic, and spiritual gifts of these artists and for sharing their ancestral wisdom in the collaborative creation of ORIGI-NATION: ROOTS AND SEEDS, the first incarnation of a multi-year educational, creative, performance initiative that honors indigenous perspectives on seeds, roots, plants and foods.
“You have completely revolutionized my understanding of ‘performance’ and
the role of culture in todays ever hastening world.” – Navi Fong, Fiji
Special Thanks to Governmental Arts Councils and other support of our International Cultural Guest Artist Ambassadors from the people and countries of Aotearoa New Zealand, Australia, Fiji, Canada, Guatemala, Mexico, Sweden, India.
This includes Konstnärsnämnden (the Swedish Arts Grant Committee)
and supporters of our Mayan cultural ambassadors: Marta Vizueta & David Haiman; Bill Wagner & Veronica Plaza; Jim Morrison; Heryka Miranda; April Dolkar; Jéssica Ocampo & Nahuel Vásquez; Karen Ramos; Transformative Studies Department of the California Institute for Integral Studies; Connie Tasker Jones, PhD; Daniel Deslauriers, PhD; Jennifer Wells, PhD; Movimiento de Artistas Ri Ak’u’x; Centro Cultural Sotz’il Jay; Tat Lisandro Guarcax, and especially the Danzantes Maya Ixiles (Oxlaval Q’anil) – Xhivaska’ (Juana Tipaz Ceto); Juana Dalia Estafani Guzaro Tipaz; Petrona y Magdalena Brito Matom; Xhiva B’alam; Dulce María (Elena) y Juanita Marcos; María, Juana, y Manuela Cedillo Hermoso; Teresa y Juana Cedillo Raymundo; Catarina Inmaculada Brito Brito; Roxana.
“This germination through dance, art, performance, breath, connection, song and dreaming is not merely a romantic folly; it is what makes us worthy of sharing this planet with the life that surrounds us and sustains us. It is a most revolutionary act of decolonization.” – María Regina Firmino Castillo, Mestiza, Guatemala