For those of you with interest in exploring the theme of WATER that is being invoked for DANCING EARTH’s next cycle of performance work and community engagement…
DATE : Sunday Feb 5th
TIME : 2- 430 pm, please arrive on time!
COST : Donations are welcome, to cover costs of space rental and honorariums for artist-facilitators ! Nobody turned away for lack of funds.
LOCATION : WAREHOUSE 21 , and OUTDOORS
Map : https://sites.google.com/a/warehouse21.org/home/contact-w21
WHO : Please join other Santa Fe community members, along with students recruited from our national workshops who are driving in from Colorado and Arizona, and some of our DANCING EARTH company members who will join us after the morning rehearsal
WHAT : creative inter-disciplinary creative art process, centered in movement, to explore this theme as a community in the high desert. Learning beyond thinking, from the profound realm of expression, about the effect of Water on our dreams, our stories, our collective psyche within our family, our neighbors, our region , our planet. ( and how our actions and choices affect water )
BRING : Feel free to bring comfortable clothing, snacks and water bottles, as well as sketchbooks, notebooks, cameras, songs, collages, offerings, snacks, articles, statistics, anything that can stir memory, consciousness, imagination. You can participate in the simple warmup and imagination/memory visualizations, but move into creative response in any art form ( maybe give me a heads up of how you might want to participate, so I can plan)
Feb 26- March 4 Rulan Tangen at TALKING STICK FESTIVAL, Vancouver BC
* Rulan Tangen Master Class Saturday Feb 25th from 1pm-3pm at the Dance Centre
Curated by Raven Spirit Dance in partnership with the 2012 Talking Stick Festival and complimented by a series of artist talks, panels, dance workshops and professional development opportunities.
Click here for a link to the Talking Stick Festival.
“The moment of an impulse is the collision of inherited world-views, traditional and urban cosmologies, and personal and collective histories. From this place, one dances and creates and it is how one arrives at an expression that is a distinct reflection and response to our cultural selves.” – Raven Spirit Dance Society
What is it to be “On the Cusp” of something? Something that is new, something that pushes the edge of what is comfortable, challenges the notion of what you thought you knew something to be? The artists have been selected as part of the first Contemporary Aboriginal Dance showcase at this year’s Talking Stick Festival as the questions of who am I? where am I? what am I? In quiet contemplative ways, in still ways, in loud, erratic, provocative and challenging ways. In ways that search for an answer that is sometimes found amongst a vast northern landscape or in abstracted digital urban-scapes, in high mountain deserts that thirst for water or in the depths of our own dark inner caverns sometimes slipping just out of grasp. These moments in time allow you, the audience, to dig deeper with us as artists as we find a new place, a new edge and a new understanding of what is possible together as we push the boundaries and perceptions of our Contemporary Indigenous dance practice. We hope you enjoy the journey with us.