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The Center for Contemporary Arts and Dancing Earth are proud to present



DANCING is Everywhere; EARTH is Everything
SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO — August 2016 – EMERGING RE(d)GENERATION and DANCING is Everywhere; EARTH is Everything are two full-length dance performances set in the Muñoz Waxman Gallery and spector ripps project space at Santa Fe’s Center for Contemporary Arts (1050 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87505).

EMERGING RE(d)GENERATION: Dancing Earth (Donor Performance)
Sunday August 21, 2016, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. $100
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*Each ticket includes entry to subsequent events.

Award winning Choreographer and Founding Artistic Director of DANCING EARTH, Rulan Tangen
responds to artist Cannupa Hanska Luger’s work and words “ …expresses natural through scale of universal… interprets landscape and draws upon intercultural manifestation of nature through matriarchal forms… the whole is more important that the sum of its parts…”

CCA and DANCING EARTH host an intimate reception and performance that includes wine, hors d’ oeuvres, excerpts from Dancing Earth’s recent project RE(d)GENERATION, and the opportunity to meet the dancers in person. This special 60 min performance was recently selected to represent First Nations of North America at the Riddu Riddu Festival in Norway. Created organically from powerful seeds of ancestral knowledge shared by inter-tribal elders, dances emerge from Hanska Luger’s Everything Anywhere sculptural installation in a cycle of rebirth and renewal.

*Donation-based events are vital to artists; not only do they help support CCA exhibitions and programming, but specifically DANCING EARTH. Donations allow DANCING EARTH to continue to thrive in Santa Fe and beyond.

DANCING is Everywhere; EARTH is Everything (General Performance)
Sunday August 21, 7 – 9 p.m. $20 (advance) $25 (door)
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*Each ticket includes entry to DESERT DANCE PARTY following the performance.

Choreographer Rulan Tangen along with intertribal dancers from her troupe DANCING EARTH, further respond to Cannupa Hanska Luger’s descriptive words,“… a fluidity of the human experience … how diverse individuality reacts to a larger social structure. How society regardless of technological achievement, remains dependent on materials provided by the universe.”

International indigenous guest artists of DANCING EARTH present a multi-sensory, multi-dimensional interactive, improvisational mobile performance as an immersive experience involving seed exchange, aerial performance, live music, and spoken word !

Both DANCING EARTH’s performances will be followed by a DJ dance party in the gallery.

DANCING EARTH is an Indigenous intertribal dance ensemble, directed by dancer and choreographer Rulan Tangen. This award winning group was named by Dance Magazine as “One of the Top 25 to Watch,” and were recipients of the National Museum of American Indian’s 2010 Expressive Arts Award. Their mission is to support Indigenous dance and related arts, to encourage and revitalize awareness of bio-cultural diversity through artistic expression for the education and wellness of all peoples.

DANCING EARTH is committed to mentorship of emerging artists, providing opportunities for Indigenous employment across all areas of dance production, education, and administration, and to develop the next generation of Indigenous dance. DANCING EARTH gathers Indigenous collaborators, including Nations of Blackfoot, Metis, Coushatta, Ixil and Tzeltil Maya, Papanga, Cambiva, Yaqui, Purepecha, Shoshone, Dine, Tsalagi, Hopi, Tewa, Tiwa, Towa, and Keresan of North Central and South America.

Tangen states, “We gather as individual artists to create experimental yet elemental dances that reflect our rich cultural heritage and to explore identity as contemporary Native peoples. We strive to embody the unique essences of Indigenous multi-tribal perspectives by creation and renewal of artistic and cultural movement rituals. Ancient and futuristic, our dances are an elemental language of bone and blood memory in motion.”

About CCA
The Center for Contemporary Arts (CCA) is an arts and culture hub for northern New Mexico’s diverse communities. Founded in 1979, CCA is one of the oldest artist-centered organizations in the American Southwest, committed to supporting emerging and established artists. CCA draws more than 55,000 visitors annually for exhibitions, independent films, performances, and education/public programs.

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Location: Center for Contemporary Arts, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87505
Cinematheque Hours: opens 45 minutes before the screening of the first film every day
Muñoz Waxman Gallery Hours: Thursday-Sunday 12-5pm
Gallery Admission: Free
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