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 !
NOW SPRING IS BLOSSOMING !
April : This month, as a Santa Fe Art Institute Water Rights artist, Rulan will be in creative company with brilliant national and international artists and thinkers, and she will be offering many activities to move the work from campus out into community - stay tuned for activities such as T shirt styling and clothing swaps ( combatting fashion as a major global water polluter), water walks, and more !
April 1-2 : in San Francisco, CA - Dancing Earth performance at D.I.R.T. - Dance In Revolt(ing) Times - Festival at Dance Mission ; more info here : https://www.facebook.com/events/1851067561776803/ or http://www.dancemission.com/programs/down_and_dirty.html
April 7: Academy for the Love of Learning indigenous academic gathering
April 8: Rehearsal of duet with Jock Soto for JOCK SOTO COLLABORATIVE
April 9-10: Honoring Anthony Hassett in Taos
April 11: New Mexico Dance Coalition monthly free community session 6-7pm featuring Tai Chi technique
April 19-22 : Decolonizing Nature , a free event : http://decolonizingnature.unm.edu
April 21-22 : RENEWABLE ENERGY FESTIVAL at Northern New Mexico Community College - Bringing Power To The People ! On Fri evening Dancing Earth performs in program between 6- 8 pm at Nick Salazar center for the Arts ; Saturday activities are from 9-3pm, with demonstrations, lectures, films about adobe construction, conserving energy in NM, green building, passive solar design, solar wind and geothermal power ..
April 22 : at 11 am : learn to make paper from invasive plant species with Meg Heeres SFAI Water Rights artist in residence !
April 21 : at 7 pm New Mexico School of the Arts senior concert, featuring a collaborations with students and Rulan about water, as inspired by phrases from our 2012 dance work “ Walking At The Edge of Water"
April 27 : Dancing Earth performs excerpts from ”... SEEDS RE GENERATION...” to honor the amazing contestants of Miss Indian World, at the Albq Convention Center at 7 pm !
April 27 : Rulan presents at the DEAR PATRIARCHY event at Meow Wolf , link here for info : http://www.dancingearth.org/dear-patriarchy-event/
April 28 : Songs from the Extraction Zone, at SFAI : https://www.facebook.com/events/1865102500407945/
April 29 : Esme Vaandrager and Sina Soul join other amazing female performing artists performs at Fierce Feminine Rising event at the Railyard Performance Center in Santa Fe, proceeds to benefit Honor The Earth and Girls Inc : https://www.facebook.com/events/119703045233746/
May : Rulan heads to the Yyiramboi Festival in Melbourne, Australia !
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
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"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."