April 2007

This month Rulan choreographed a project for Santa Fe Opera’s program for public school children. “AVANYU” was  co-created with the Pecos Elementary School 5th grade, along with composer Milton Villarubia III who brought in  a background of Brasilian and New Orleans rhythms. While in New York City, Rulan visited choreograher…

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May 2007

Another Santa Fe Opera childrens program was choreographed by Rulan this month: “Palimpsest” by director Acushla Bastible and co-created by the student performers was presented at the Scottish Rite Temple. Rulan also performed and collaborated as an artist mentor with Little Globe Productions on a community opera called “Memorylines”, co-…

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June 2007

Four new dance works were choreographed by Rulan for the Santa Fe Film Festival at the Lensic Theater. Opening night featured “Origi-nation” to the mesmerizing Peyote Healing song from Robbie Robertson’s album, with 6 dancers spreading wet red clay on eachothers bodies. Special thanks to Santa Fe Clay for the…

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July 2007

DANCING EARTH was invited for a one week residency at the Idyllwild Arts Program in Southern California, at the recommendation of our long time champion Joe Baker of the Heard Museum. We were especially revitalised by several guest artists who raised funds from their government or private sources to join…

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August 2007

Rulan is featured in this month’s THE magazine in a photo that depicts her solo “The Naming’, and her writing is featured in the El Dorado Sun along with a photo by Jennifer Esperanza, in fashions by Patricia Michaels. Indian Market in Santa Fe brought opportunities for Rulan and Leland…

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September 2007

DANCING EARTH lead dancer Jaco Cortes moved to San Francisisco where he is initiating  DANCING EARTH BAY AREA – offering dance classes for community youth, focusing on Mexican Folkloric and contemporary dance training to develop the next generation of DANCING EARTH performance artists . ( Please contact us for more…

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October 2007

In Phoenix Arizona, Alex Meraz gathered DANCING EARTH core members including SAG actors Raoul Trujillo, Kalani and Rulan to portray lead roles in his ambitious film epic “THE END”. The film builds on themes of bio-diversity and seed gathering to develop a futuristic urban tribal aesthetic, with  interesting characters and…

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November 2007

Video artist collaborator Susanna Carlisle developed several new works with Rulan, in which dance footage is presented inside a vintage suitcase, nestled in folds of velvet. These works can be appreciated at the Linda Durham Gallery in Santa Fe. Meanwhile in LA, Kalani won the Creative Spirit Screenwriters awards ,…

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December 2007

Ria Thundercloud takes over the Kwaa Katsina solo, created by Rulan Tangen, in Moving People’s Swinging Suites. As the Santa Fe Film Festival kicks off, Rulan  performs with flamenco musicians at El Meson, and presents young flamenco soloist Graciela Gonzalez to a room full of enthusiastic filmmakers. Raoul Trujillo is…

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