Selected works include:

Of Bodies Of Elements – emerges from the deep soul of the landscape of America’s first peoples, embodying the themes of humans in relationship with cardinal elements in a primal yet articulate language of movement that speaks to all beings. The performance expresses the ensemble’s passionate exploration of the intersection of ritual, culture, and ecology.

Walking at the Edge of Wateris an inter-tribal contemporary dance expression of Indigenous water perspectives. Every creative aspect of this eco-production reflects cultural and environmental worldview, with Indigenous collaborators in movement, musical composition, language, video imagery, costume and visual art. This work is motivated by the urgings of Native grandmothers and invokes powerfully relevant water themes of creation, destruction and renewal. WALKING AT THE EDGE OF WATER parallels ancestral healing rituals in a dance of inter-disciplinary Native expressions that is both primal and futuristic.


BEFORE 2010, PRESENTED BY venues in 4 countries of Northern and Southern Hemisphere, and USA states of New Mexico, Arizona, California, Oregon, Washington, Iowa, New York, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Alaska :

National Council for Education on Ceramic Arts, with support from ASU Dance Dept (2009)
Children’s Museum of Phoenix, with support from ASU Dept of Community Engagement (2009)
Calista Corp of Yupik Nation of Alaska (2009)
Alliance for Latino Arts and Culture at ASU Museum, with support from ASU Dept of Community Engagement (2009)
Scottish Rite Temple, commission by Rotary Club of Santa Fe Event Honoring artist Nora Naranjo Morse ( 2009)
Desert Botanical Gardens of AZ (2009)
Native Wellness Institute regional Conferences throughout USA ( 2005-2009)
Kiva Indian Art Gallery ( 2008)
National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development, Las Vegas Conference (2008)
Blue Rain Art Gallery (2008)
Santa Fe Art Institute (2007,2008)
Santa Fe Opera, Dance Scholarship Benefit presented by Moving People Dance (2007)
Center for Contemporary Arts, Native Cinema Showcase (2007)
Standing Rock Sioux Reservation School System (2007)
Washington State Tribal School Systems ( 2007)
Aqua Caliente Cultural Museum, Dinner in the Canyons (2007)
Woodlands Cultural Center , Six Nations Reserve, Canada (2007)
Centro Cultural de Recoleto, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2007)
Toronto Harbourfront’s Roots Remix Festival (2007)
Living Rituals World Indigenous Festival (2007)
Idyllwild Summer Arts – cultural exchange residency and performance with dancers of Canada, Hawaii, El Salvador and local host First Nations of California (2007)
Institute for American Indian Arts ( 2007, 2009)
Santa Fe Dance Festival (2006,2007)
Society for Dance Historians conference at Banff Centre for Arts, Canada (2006)
National Performance Network Showcase (2006)
Hemispheric Encuentro of Performance and Politics, Brasil (2005)
Dance Now NYC Festival, at St John’s cathedral, NYC (2005)
UC Riverside Red Rhythms Festival (2004)
Heard Museum of Arizona (2004)

WORKSHOPS (multi arts including dance, music, art, martial arts) including :
Santa Fe Indian School
Native Wellness Institute, regional youth leadership conferences
UNITY conference for Native youth leadership
Institute for American Indian Arts, theater class
Colville Tribes of Washington : Elementary, Middle and Senior Students
Ronan School District
Helena Indian Center
La Mariposa Montessori, Santa Fe
Woodlands Cultural Center, Canada
Idylwild Arts
Moving People Summer Dance Intensive
Standing Rock Sioux, Youth Health and Wellness Program

Bodies of Clay

Photo by Anne Staveley

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