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DANCING EARTH Indigenous Contemporary Dance Creations
promotes biocultural diversity through Indigenous dance and related arts,
for the education and wellness of all peoples.
 

... current touring production ...
 
     A unique force in world dance, Dancing Earth gathers Native collaborators who embody intertribal ecological philosophies to re-envision contemporary dance and assert its role in our society as purposeful ritual. As indigenous dancers, composers, costumers, filmmakers, and poets, we honor dance’s essential function in personal, social, and environmental transformation. We dance the rich diversity of our contemporary heritage with the intent to promote ecological awareness, cultural diversity, healing and understanding between peoples. Our aesthetic embodies earth’s inherent spirit, and is created by, with, and for the land and the peoples of the land.
       Director Rulan Tangen was selected as the only artist among top ten finalists across all disciplines for Nathan Cummings Fellowship for Social Change. She was also honored with the first Dance Fellowship for Artistic Innovation by Native Arts and Cultures Foundation; A Blade Of Grass Fellowship ; Arts for Social Change Award from Arts and Healing Network; Costo Medal for Education, Research and Community Service; and ”25 to Watch” by Dance Magazine.
       Her founding vision for DE is to serve an unmet need in the USA, giving hope and opportunity to Native talent who’re outside of professional performance due to lack of access and resources. In turn, Native artists’ contributions and rigorous cultural engagement challenge notions of what comprises dance training, the role of audience, and boundaries between performance and collaborative community art-making. DE’s circle reaches beyond Native communities who may have never seen theatrical dance, into festival and opera house audiences who may have never met a Native person. Recognizing DE’s reach, New Zealand’s US Ambassador awarded each dancer a medallion for cultural representation.
       DE’s relevance is evidenced by extensive national/international touring invitations, eliciting reviews such as: “embodies the implicit and unique urgency that beats at the very heart of dance....here we are shown wonder upon wonder - organisms emerge from dying stars, sky beings take shape in color, texture, and metamorphosing forms.” A. Hassett, THE magazine; "a thoroughly contemporary work with performers...whose athleticism and multifarious talents and training acknowledge the air as much as the ground under their feet." SF Bay Guardian; and “Something so special, it’s indescribable.” Blackfoot Chief James St Goddard.

 THANK YOU SUPPORTERS

Meow Wolf is an arts collective based out of Santa Fe, New Mexico established in 2008. The group is composed of more than 100 artists across several disciplines including: painting, architecture, sculpture, video production, audio engineering, writing and many more.

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 & communities.

Thank you to Honor the Earth for their support of “The Re-Story-Ing” ongoing project. The mission of Honor the Earth is to create awareness and support for Native environmental issues & to develop needed financial & political resources for the survival of sustainable Native communities. Honor the Earth develops these resources by using music, the arts, the media and Indigenous wisdom to ask people to recognize our joint dependency on the Earth and be a voice for those not heard.

Thank you to the New England Foundation For The Arts, & their support of Dancing Earth through the National Dance Project award. NEFA’s mission is to build connections among artists, arts organizations, & funders, powering the arts to energize communities in New England, the nation, & the world. The National Dance Project supports the creation and touring of new dance works & connects artists, cultural organizations & audiences across the nation.

Rulan Tangen is honored to be a recipient of A Blade Of Grass 2016 Socially Engaged Art Fellowship. ABOG provides resources to artists who demonstrate artistic excellence & serve as innovative conduits for social change. They evaluate the quality of work in this evolving field by fostering an inclusive, practical discourse about the aesthetics, function, ethics and meaning of socially engaged art that resonates within and outside the contemporary art dialogue. The Fellowship supports individual artists and collectives who are working in leadership roles and in partnership with communities, in ways that are relevant in everyday life, at ambitious scale, to enact social change. Rulan & Dancing Earth are sincerely thank A Blade Of Grass for this support!

Thank you to the The Marshall L. & Perrine D. McCune Charitable Foundation for their support! The McCune Foundation is dedicated to enriching the health, education, environment, cultural, & spiritual life of New Mexicans. The Foundation memorializes its benefactors through proactive grant making that seeks to foster positive social change.

Hundreds of individuals have participated in Invoking The Pause. They come from a broad range of fields with expertise in arts, science, communication, media, education, energy, agriculture, theatre, permaculture, impacts, resilience, social justice, policy, systems thinking, conservation, social enterprise, technology, water and more. As a result of their involvement, networks have expanded, partnerships formed, and new climate challenge strategies have been put in place.

Thank you to the California Arts Council whose mission is to advance California through the arts and creativity.The Local Impact program fosters equity, access, and opportunity by providing project and partnership support for small arts organizations reaching undeserved communities.

Thank you to the San Francisco Arts Commission, the City agency that champions the arts as essential to daily life by investing in a vibrant arts community, enlivening the urban environment and shaping innovative cultural policy.

 

The N7 Fund is committed to inspiring and enabling participation in sport for Native American and Aboriginal populations in North America. N7 is inspired by Native American wisdom of the Seven Generations: In every deliberation we must consider the impact of our decisions on the seventh generation.

 

The MAP Fund is founded on the principle that exploration drives human progress, no less in art than in science or medicine. MAP supports original live performance projects that embody a spirit of deep inquiry.

 

 

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Dancing Earth shared Indians of All Tribes's post.12 hours ago

Bay Area NDN's & Allies Tickets are still available RSVP today!!! Dancing Earth will be performing featuring Eva Lopez

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Dancing Earth shared a memory.2 days ago

I love this classic rock your mocs video !
next , check out Bboy Iam Artson joining us onstage Dec 1 for 500 YRS OF RESISTANCE at Brava Theater !

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Anthony

B Boy James Jones (Woodlands Cree) & Thosh Collins (Pima/Osage/Seneca Cayuga) literally rocking their mocs in New York City, Pow Wow, BBoy/house/street style! #rockyourmocs #woodlandscree #firstnations #aboriginal #nativeamerican #pima #osage #senecacayuga #nyc #newyork #dance #powwow #bboy #grassdance #traditional #uprock #toprock
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Dancing Earth5 days ago

and , participate in native led activities . here are some in bay area :
nov 18 Thangs Taken at La Pena in Berkeley
Nov 20 anniversary of occupation of alcatraz
nov 23 sunrise ceremony at alcatraz
nov 25 seventh native american generation indigenous marketplace at intertribal friendship house in oaklnad
dec 1 dance concert at brava theater in san francisco of 500 YRS OF RESISTANCE and TREATY MAKING : WE STAND TOGETHER

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Dancing Earth5 days ago

proud of my participation in this film ( still raising funds for the editing ); here is an article by one of the lead actresses the amazing Heryka Miranda Pellecer ...

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Dancing Earth5 days ago

Dec 1 : 500 YRS OF RESISTANCE
Dec 2: MEXICO TIERRA SAGRADA
Dec 3 : CUICACALLI ESCUELA CONCERT

At Brava Theater, for 3 days of ‘Tradicion, Movimiento, Y Pasion'

In Yelamu ( San Francisco)

Discount for advance tickets :
https://www.brava.org/all-events/2017/12/1/tradition-movimiento-y-pasin

Will you be out of town ? Please consider buying a ticket for a low income dance student, and maybe his/her whole family, to be able to be inspired by this powerful Indigenous dancework for eco-cultural justice ....

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Dancing Earth6 days ago

Dancing Earth is thankful for how our dance work has supported language revitalization , at Little Nest Anishnaabeg family grouo in Ontario , Natalie Benally's Dine advocacy , integrating language of performers indigenous cultures to be spoken by them in performances , developing methodology that incorporates language into development of movement , which impacted our work on the film The New World and instigated the producers to hire a researcher to reclaim the Powhatan language which was then donated back to the Powhatan peoples ...

 

12 hours ago
Bay Area NDN's & Allies Tickets are still available RSVP today!!! Dancing Earth will be performing featuring Eva... https://t.co/jyxxqDR8eN

2 days ago
I love this classic rock your mocs video !
next , check out Bboy Iam Artson joining us onstage Dec 1 for 500 YRS... https://t.co/mQOIShATWI

5 days ago
and , participate in native led activities . here are some in bay area :
nov 18 Thangs Taken at La Pena in... https://t.co/Bz16AJdbxE

5 days ago
proud of my participation in this film ( still raising funds for the editing ); here is an article by one of the... https://t.co/MAZkpyesE7

5 days ago
Dec 1 : 500 YRS OF RESISTANCE
Dec 2: MEXICO TIERRA SAGRADA
Dec 3 : CUICACALLI ESCUELA CONCERT

At Brava Theater,... https://t.co/LlQKQ6urnx

6 days ago
Dancing Earth is thankful for how our dance work has supported language revitalization , at Little Neat... https://t.co/OOELBgnQTG

 

 

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