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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 ...

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Dancing Earth shared Daniel Quat's post.3 days ago
In motion, with Jock Soto ...

Informal clip in rehearsal, for Thursday eve Aug 17 SWAIA Opening reception : THE EDGE - at Santa Fe Convention Center. Event starts at 6 and we go on at 7 ish ...
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Dancing Earth added 3 new photos.3 days ago
I love dancing to live violin with composer Laura Ortman ( Dancing Earth began with live violin with Q Deezy Deezy , 13 yrs ago !) Here she is , talented, smart, gorgeous , stylish ...
Duet with the incredible Jock Soto does up tomorrow night at dusk, at SWAIA Opening Reception of THE EDGE at Santa Fe Convention Center, there will also be an amazing fashion show . Event starts at 6 pm ...
To dance with Jock, you feel every nuance of his year on the nation’s greatest state, every night for decades, the dancer with the most performances at NYCB in history I think, partnering the greatest ballerinas. It is humbling, but he literally ‘uplifts’ me !

Here is the ticketing link: http://swaia.org/Indian_Market/2017_Schedule_and_Tickets/
Scroll down to Thursday events and click "Click here to purchase tickets to IM EDGE OPENING RECEPTION"
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Dancing Earth4 days ago
Jock and Rulan - dancing together , with live music composed and performed by the brilliant violinist Laura Ortman .

Choreographed by Jock Soto , formerly principal of New York City Ballet, fotos here including portrait by Andy Warhol, as well as in duets with amazing ballerinas throughout his career, and as a much loved teacher at School of American Ballet.

We crossed paths in New York when we were teens , and many times since, but its our first time onstage together and we are both bringing into motion some dreams, mine from my past wishing as a young dancer wishing to dance with him, and his for his future intentions : to create a Native contemporary ballet company !

Experience it :

Thurs Aug 17
around sunset, outdoor stage
at SWAIA’s The Edge ( taking over the SFe Convention Center)

Tickets and info : https://www.facebook.com/events/1192176284222424/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%2222%22%2C%22feed_story_type%22%3A%2222%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D&pnref=story
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Dancing Earth feeling creative with Christina Leyva and 2 others at ZOHI Gallery.1 week ago
DANCING EARTH takes over ZOHI Gallery in Santa Fe , August 11 Fri night starting around 8 pm ! Featuring Internatyional and Hemiospheric Indigenous summer guest performing artists, Navajo B’boy Shuga Shane Montoya, and DJ Ras K'dee of Pomo Nation ( and international touring band AudioPharmacy of Bay Area)

Freestyle jams, live music with Esmé Olivia, improvisations with the amazing artwork, cypher, excerpts from works in progress exploring the cultural, spiritual, practical aspects of
Re-New-Able Energy ! Power by the people, on behalf of Mama Earth !

We are journeying out from almost 2 weeks in desert to bring the vitality of the canyons and constellations to the community of Santa Fe ! Come experience, interact, connect !

Donations welcome, nobody turned away for lack of funds !!

Ciera Budge Carly Switzerland Sheppard Karla Patricia Flores Christina Leyva James Uqualla Teahonna James Zoe Klein Esmé Olivia Esmé Olivia Randle Charles Ibrahim Loeks Valeria Sat Nam Mi'Jan Celie Marion Wasserman Sandra Yellowhorn Deollo Johnson Anne Pesata Lupita Salazar Shuga Shane Montoya Ras K'dee Siera Begaye
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Dancing Earth added 10 new photos — with James Uqualla and 5 others.2 weeks ago
Workin on our fire making skills! Thank you Ibrahim for dropping knowledge!

  

3 days ago
In motion, with Jock Soto ...

Informal clip in rehearsal, for Thursday eve Aug 17 SWAIA Opening reception : THE... https://t.co/EdCxjtllhO
3 days ago
I love dancing to live violin with composer Laura Ortman ( Dancing Earth began with live violin with Q Deezy... https://t.co/60RaWbGxfM
3 days ago
Come by ZOHI Gallery today at 4pm Today for a screening of AWAKE, A Dream From Standing Rock with director Myron... https://t.co/jkbdwFSWed
4 days ago
Jock and Rulan - dancing together , with live music composed and performed by the brilliant Laura Ortman .... https://t.co/qlh7xrmjib
2 weeks ago
Workin on our fire making skills! Thank you Ibrahim for dropping knowledge!

  

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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.

Dancing Earth is respectfully based in Yelamu ( also known as San Francisco) -  traditional  territories of Ohlone peoples, and Oka Pogeh ( also know as Santa Fe ) - traditional territories of Tewa, Towa and Keres peoples, and we hold our relations as respectful indigenous intertribal allies.
 
 

THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SUPPORTERS

 

 

We are a Member of Intersection for the Arts, providing fiscal sponsorship, networking and consulting for artists.
www.theintersection.org

 

"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."

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