Dancing Earth Welcomes You
DANCING EARTH spins, stomps and spirals into life on the world’s dancing grounds as a collective of intertribal Indigenous dance artists, under the leadership of internationally respected choreographer Rulan Tangen. Rooted in the spirit and energy of the first peoples and the land, the mythic power of DANCING EARTH ‘s creations respect, embrace and expand the context of Indigenous culture into vital contemporary relevance.
We are passionately committed to Indigenous contemporary dance as primal yet articulate movement - blood memory in motion - that speaks to all beings. We believe in dance as an expression that can illuminate issues of cultural, historical, philosophical, mythic, and spiritual relevance.
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We are working hard in preparation for our November Tour to New Zealand, which will include cultural exchange, lectures, master classes and three performances at the Wellington Opera House for the Kōwhiti Festival “Atarau:Beam of Light!”
We are fundraising for our New Zealand tour, and every little bit counts. Support this historic tour, and access exclusive Dancing Earth events!
Here are some examples of how every part of the company, from admin to artists, stretches your contributions, making our extraordinary work possible:
$15 - monthly pass RailRunner train for one dancer for rehearsal commute.
$25 - one day meal stipend during tour for one dancer.
$75 - two performers’ passport visas.
$200 - full company sleeping bag transport fees for the marae accommodations in New Zealand.
$500 - minimum wage fee for an intensive rehearsal week for one dancer (8 hrs a day, 6 days a week).
$1500 - discounted fee by Maori film crew, documenting historic cultural exchange and performance.
$1900 - one cast/crew airfare roundtrip to New Zealand.
Click on the Paypal link below to donate today.
Thank you for your support!
Special Thanks to:
New Mexico Dance Coalition
and the Indigenous Film and Television Institute