December 2006

Rulan joined Mel Gibson, and stars Rudy Youngblood and Raoul Trujillo as well as Raoul’s bride Iscah, in a private jet to fly to Oklahoma City. A local casino hosted the premiere of the film Apocalypto, as a fundraiser for Native Health clinics in Oklahoma and Mexico. The half million…

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November 2006

On November 4th Rulan participated in a Creative Recovery workshop at the Cancer Institute of NM, under the inspired direction of Pasha Hogan (www.pashahogan.com). 7 members of DANCING EARTH (Happy, Alex, Thosh, Jaco, Rulan, Edgar and Serena) travelled to Cedar Rapids Iowa to be featured in a showcase for the…

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October 2006

Back home in Santa Fe, Rulan began work on several projects within the community, including classes at Carlos Gilbert Elementary School under the Santa Fe Opera, adult dance workshop at Wise Fool space, freshman class workshps for the Institute of American Indian Arts, and new student choreography for Charisma Dance…

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September 2006

“Under the Stars We Dance’- On September 9th, as the sun was setting over the open air theater of the Santa Fe Opera, almost 2000 audience members came together to raise scholarship money for dancers. DANCING EARTH was featured alongside American Ballet Theater, Ysastros Flamenco Dance Theater, Danza Folklorico de…

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August 2006

On August 4th, the Santo Domingo Pueblo held their traditional dances, even the rainclouds gathered to behold their strong community of many hundreds of dancers in full regalia, renewing the earth for hours . Rulan returned to Banff to participate in the Aboriginal Engagement. Please join us at the Santa…

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July 2006

In a whirlwind 4 days in Ontario, Rulan performed solo at the Woodland Cultural Centre of Six Nations, at the Harbourfront Roots:Remix Festival, and at LIVING RITUALS International Indigenous Dance Festival.. At the WCC, she was alongside performers from Mexcio and Columbia, and they each taught a workshop to Iroquois…

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June 2006

June brought a flowering of creativity for DANCING EARTH, audiences raved over 3 new choreographies by Rulan Tangen at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, and at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada. One June 11, Rulan presented a new work inspired by Mayan imagery, entitled ‘STELAE RISING’.…

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May 2006

In early May, DANCING EARTH performers Rulan, Alejandro, Quetzal and Happy were special guests at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota, presenting a dance performance for an audience of 800 Native Youth. Elder Philomena Lakota said , “You captured their hearts!”. Enthusiastic students joined in the workshops in…

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March 2006

DANCING EARTH performs and participates in Reno Nevada at Native Wellness Institute’s North American Native Wellness Gathering 2006. Special guests will include Nishke Mars from the Naragansett Nation, presenting eastern woodlands smoke dance as well as fancy shawl, and bay area musician Ras k’dee with guests from his band One…

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February 2006

On Feb 17, Rulan was chosen through popular online vote for AiAwards 2006 Best Supporting Actress Award for the role as Two Moons in “The New World”. The award ceremony was held in Los Angeles, and her thank you speech is posted at www.freewebs.com/nativeroscoe, and thanks to Roscoe Pond for…

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