January 2008

Rulan begins a semester of cultural dance classes at the La Mariposa Montessori for all the elementary school students, inviting the amazing capoeira instructor Deollo Johnson as a guest teacher to enlarge the students cultrual references.

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March 2008

Early in the month, DANCING EARTH appears in Las Vegas to dance at the conference for NCAIED. Rulan also travelled to Magdalena New Mexico to co-teach with Cristiane Oliviera, originally from Brasil, a two week workshop for elementary school students for the National Dance Institiute of New Mexico.

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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…

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MAY 2008

This month included road trips to Portland, Acoma and Telluride. Rulan modeled the original knitwear designs of Katherine Maxwell for her new website, as well as for sculptor Ted Flicker In Cuba New Mexico, Rulan led a weeklong workshop for elementary school students under the auspices of the National Dance…

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JUNE 2008

Kalani Queypo’s independent film ANCESTOR EYES is begin to win numerous awards on the festival circuit! This month, the film showed at the Talking Stick Film Festival in Santa Fe. Through the summer, it recieved five awards including Best Short Film, Directorial Discovery, and a Best Actress nomination for Rulan…

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JULY 2008

Rulan began teaching a weekly class offered at sliding scale to Native youth of Santa Fe, at the Railyard Performance Space on Thursdays. All ages welcome, this class is attracting many children of the local art community. No child turned away for lack of funds, because Rulan believes that dance…

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AUGUST 2008

A busy month of presentations! On August 6th in the courtyard of the Santa Fe Art Institute, co-presented by Artworks, Rulan created a powerful 25 minute movement ritual titled BURNING DROUGHT. FLOWERING BONES, dedicated to memory of young Blackfoot/Maori air force pilot Billy Keys Jr, who passed away in May…

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SEPTEMBER 2008

On September 8th at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, Rulan appeared as ‘The Spirit of Movement’ in a production featuring over 75 dancers in different genres including Pueblo, ballet, modern, folklorico, flamenco and breakdance. The evening was titled ‘ Los Ninos son la Luz’ and was dedicated to the…

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OCTOBER 2008

In Phoenix this month, Rulan met with ASU for development of exciting projects for 2009, incorporating collaborations with Phoenix community in a wide range of areas, from environmental studies and indigenous foods, to the more conventional artistic fields such as film, music, and fashion. She also met with the Heard…

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