September 2009


Open to Public Events:

Saturday Sept 12 8 pm Edison Theater : “DANCING WHO I AM” – Rulan will perform a solo along with notable dance professionals, and participate in an panel discussion about ethnic profiling in the Arts

Sunday Sept 13 1 pm Brown Hall, Washington University : “ANCESTRAL EYES – Perspectives, Creative Process and Representation of Native in Film”  – a screening of films with which Rulan has been involved, open dialogue with audience about Native representation in film, and choreographic process, including Kalani Queypo’s award winning short film : Ancestor Eyes

movie still from ANCESTOR EYES

movie still from ANCESTOR EYES

Friday Sept 18 location TBA ( pls contact for info): Open rehearsal of work in progress, choreography created during the week on WU dance students

Saturday Sept 19 Native community workshops (not open to general public, Native community members pls contact Rulan or the Buder Center) :

1030 am -12 noon IDENTITITY IN MOTION for Native youth participants,

1-3 pm EMBODYING CULTURE for Native intergenerational community

Meanwhile, please view amazing documentary footage of the cultural contemporary dance work being done on the other side of the world in Aotearoa, with my colleague Terri Ripeka Crawford. ( DANCING EARTH is referenced around 13:15 minutes into the footage). Kia Ora!

DANCING EARTH is very proud to be the first Indigenous dance company to be selected to represent diversity of beauty for a cosmetic company. EARTHEN GLOW is an independent woman owned business that creates makeup that is healthier for humans and for the environment, with stunning pigments made from  natural ground minerals. EARTHEN GLOW stands out for the broad color choices which recognized a vast array of skin tones. Please view their site, and our feature , at this link:

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