APRIL 2008

Rulan attended the Pachanga Verde event in San Antonio, Texas, at El Museo.

This month, Blackfoot relative and Miss Blackfoot Canada Andrea True Joy Fox traveled to Albuquerque to compete for the coveted Miss Indian World title. She receives honorable mention for her public speaking, and also is noted for her talent show presentation, which is the dance solo created for her last summer in Blackfoot Territory. She wears a white bucksin gown made by her grandma, and the beaded belt of her grandfather, which accent her striking red haired beauty.

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The Lensic Theater in Santa Fe presents Black Grace, a significant company from New Zealand which incorporates Polynesian cultural dance into its choreographic development.


DANCING EARTH is an ensemble of performance artists under the direction of choreographer Rulan Tangen, representing many First Nations. We gather as individual artists to create experimental yet elemental dances that reflect our rich cultural heritage and to explore identity as contemporary Native peoples. 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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