• Photo Credit: Paulo T. Photography
  • Photo Credit: Kate Russell
  • Photo Credit: Paulo T. Photography
  • Photo Credit: Paulo T. Photography

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.

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Upcoming Events

Aug 21 PERFORMANCES at Center for Contemporary Arts in Santa Fe, NM

5:30PM Performance for Donors

Click this link for Donor performance tickets: https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/TheCenterForContemporaryArtso/EMERGING-RE-d-GENERATION.html

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/133585133734363/

7PM Performance open to the public

Click this link for public performance tickets: https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/TheCenterForContemporaryArtso/DANCING-EARTH.html

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/590685341093013/

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



RT Corn woman foto by Daniel Quat copy 2


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 !


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We invite you to enjoy a daily reminder of our cultural artistry, and support our work by purchasing a 2016 calendar for a donation of $25 or more plus shipping, at our DONATE NOW button ! Thank you for your support of Dancing Earth !










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A special thank you to all our circle for cultural, emotional, energetic, spiritual nourishment that helped us get to the unforgettable RIDDU RIDDU Festival; our participation in this engagement is supported by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through USArtists International in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.Mid Atlantic Foundation



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