December 2010

We start the last month of an eventful year with an event December 1-4 th with the amazing organization Native Wellness Institute. Ten of our dancers joined their annual Native youth leadership conference. This year the theme “Honor the Earth” was opened with a ceremony by Charlie Tailfeathers, and featured…

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November 2010

Phoenix included 8 dance workshops at 2 middle schools and 1 high school as well as welcoming local Native community members Carmile Leonard and Andrea Nicola to perform with us. Over 1200 audience members attended our  OBOE performance at ASU Gammage, as well as the  Invokation ritual at First Friday…

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October 2010

Comments from St Louis audiences last month include: “Symphonic !” – Charlie Rose, Director of Edison Theatre ” Epic!” – Seventh Grader, St Louis We were especially excited that our visit to St Louis inspired the Unversity’s first Farmers Market – in reflection of our dance tributes to the Indigenous…

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September 2010

Special thanks to Valerie Martinez for inviting Rulan Tangen to guest teach at her amazing students at UNM course: ” Sharing the Same Space: Creative Collaboration and Racial Healing” in early September ! *** The students joined in creative sound/movement exercises to engage in dialogue, culminating in a rhythmic improvisation…

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August 2010

INDIAN MARKET IS HERE ! In Santa Fe, we will all be attending the amazing art openings, film screenings, music concerts and lectures by writers ( intention for next yr SWAIA’s 90th Indian Market: For DANCING EARTH to be presented in our full length production in a major Santa Fe…

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July 2010

JUNE 28- JULY 2, Rulan joins the Native Wellness Institute’s Native Athletic Leadership Youth gathering in Oregon. Intensive hours of dance , basketball and football training was offered to youth from Alaska, California, Montana, Idaho, Oregon and Washington at the Reed College campus,  and culminated in a visit to the…

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June 2010

Please come join us at Stanford University… for “ELEMENTS OF LIFE ; FACES OF RACES IN MULTIPLE SPACES” !!! A free public presentation of our creative process, created by project participants  of  THE DANCE OF RACE AND ENVIRONMENT with special guest artists: – muralist Joaquin Newman ( www.forrealism.com) – famed…

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May 2010

In Albuquerque, Taos and Santa fe, please enjoy Moving People Dance! Yes, that is Serena Rascon of DANCING EARTH ! Any of you who enjoyed her performances with OF BODIES OF ELEMENTS will be fascinated to see her in work by several other choreographies, at the company affiliated with the…

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April 2010

Great news – DANCING EARTH is selected for the 2010 National Museum of American Indian Expressive Arts Award ! Eight Recipients of the Visual and Expressive Arts Program Award from the National Museum of the American Indian Published: April 28, 2010 10:00 AM The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American…

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March 2010

Spring Equinox is almost here! DANCING EARTH’s local female contingent will honor the balance of light and dark around sunset on Saturday March 20, location TBA. This will be a free offering to the public, being filmed for a tv pilot program about creativity and inspiration, in collaboration with the…

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