Dancing Earth and Friends: A RAP free performance- event: Sunday, August 19 at 5:30 PM - 7 PM MDT,
Santa Fe Railyard Park
Dancing Earth’s summer artists and alumnae bring performative action in protest to fracking on sacred lands and in protection of sacred waters. This dance specifically references the Greater Chaco Region
Other local artists will participate with art, music, poetry, and voice inspired by the land and water.
This event is a RAP (Railyard Art Project) is free and for all of us. Other collaborators include Water is Life Community New Mexico and Confluence Collective
Bring your friends and family, elders and young ones. Picnicking encouraged!
Please join Dancing Earth Indigenous Contemporary Dance Creations for a rare local performance of a new work in progress about renewable energy featuring our Summer Institute cultural artist ambassadors at SOL FOR ALL this Thursday August 16th, 5:30-7:30pm, Santa Fe Farmers Market Pavillion! Special guests include: DJ Beeso and musician Ehren Kee Natay, both of of Dine Nation, and poetry by the local, brilliantly articulate Native women Beata Tsosie and Lyla June.
Experience the power and beauty of Indigenous dance at SOL FOR ALL.
Refreshments available at the beautiful Farmers Market Pavilion which will be transformed by mobile activations throughout the space!
Admission: $50 per person. All proceeds benefit community solar project and the advancement of solar legislation.
Happening now: Our annual Summer Institute of intensive culture creative incubation, exchange and relationship building convenes local, national, and global indigenous artists in the homelands of Abaachi, Dine, Tewa, Towa and Keres - an unforgettably beautiful high desert landscape that has been danced and sung into renewal by these original peoples since the beginning of time.
Locales include Ghost Ranch whose mission is “to embrace one another, peace and social justice, careful stewardship of the Earth and the resources entrusted to us, respectful of people on various quests and of different beliefs and perspectives,” tipis on the Jicarilla Apache Reservation, a rancho in Canones, Santa Clara Feast Day, and Academy for the Love of Learning whose mission is “is to awaken, enliven, nurture and sustain the natural love of learning in people of all ages. We seek to encourage and cultivate the powers of critical thought, imagination, curiosity, innate sense of purpose, wonder and inspiration, and an ongoing awakening of the heart.”
During their stay, artists will have the opportunity to explore their artistic practice in relationship to the host First Nations peoples and practices. Special thanks to the incredibly generous and knowledgeable hosts, the Pesata family of Jicarilla Abaachi, Salazar family in Canones, and Santa Clara Pueblo. With a collective consideration of renewable energy from practical, spiritual, and cultural perspectives, we renew Dancing Earth’s long relations with our local Native communities every summer in humble respect for their resilience through 500 years of colonial oppression. This region is unforgettably vibrant and powerful with language and distinctive cultural cosmologies. Since 2012, a constellation of diverse artists gather together to embody this respectful relationship with original peoples of this high desert, while exploring relationship and relevance to their own cultural identities, to the earth , and to each other. Together we grow lifelong relationships and ongoing opportunities for cultural exchange. In this current political moment, it is vital that we nurture practices of solidarity, love and understanding of our personal and collective cultural histories and connect across colonial borders of land and waters.
As spoke by our Havasupai cultural advisor James Uqualla “When our teachers are no longer human ...”
Photo capturing a moment during our land dance exchange with rocks, clouds, branches, ants, bees, hawks, yucca and many more relatives
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