January 2008

Deollo in action!

Deollo in action!

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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DANCING EARTH is an ensemble of performance artists under the direction of choreographer Rulan Tangen, representing many First Nations. 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 are passionately committed to Indigenous contemporary dance as primal yet articulate movement - blood memory in motion - that speaks to all beings. We believe in dance as an expression that can illuminate issues of cultural, historical, philosophical, mythic, and spiritual relevance.

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