"Time to Reconstruct our Hearts and Let Go of Colonialism"
- Dr Kina Murphy, Environmental Biologist
COMING UP in
AUGUST - OCTOBER
We are pleased to welcome ALL of our generous Summer Campaign donors, including those who have contributed with in-kind support (food and housing!) to be invited to our very special Summer Institute open showcase on August 13th!
Here is a short doc from our 2012 Summer Institute
On Aug 17th, a very special duet by Jock Soto (former principal dancer of New York City Ballet) with Rulan Tangen, will take place during Indian Market at THE EDGE
Jock Soto in portrait by ANDY WARHOL at the time his and Rulan’s paths crossed at the New York State Theater, and images from his career as dancer, teacher, and subject of film documentary …
Rulan begins collaboration with Christal Brown for "NATIVE + STRANGERS" at Middlebury College in Vermont for a semester-long investigation with student and community, exploring place, identity, heritage and relationship
Images by Santa Fe Photo Workshops’ Jeff Komins,
J Sederthur, and D Sherwin
SEPTEMBER 30th: Public performance at Mesa Art Center and related activities in the region.
OCTOBER 6-16th: Tour to Guahan!
With GRATITUDE & APPRECIATION
THANK YOU: Elahkwa, Ahxehee’, Gunalchéesh, Migwech, Mahalo, Gracias, Pidomniya, Nyahweh, Mvto, Merci, Salamat.
Ahxehee’ to our friends at Academy of Love of Learning (Randle, Aaron, Elena and Marissa) for welcoming our Renewable Energy Retreat! And thanks to Derek Rugsaken (Instragram @southeastbysouthwest), Magita Storey, Mitra Lujan, Kina Murphy, and Azael Ruíz and Ahmed of Jambo Cafe, María Regina Firmino-Castillo and Tohil Fidel Brito Bernal, Barbara Z for creating delicious meals for our Inter-tribal Renewable Energy Retreat
Pidomniya to Amy Bertucci Nieto, David Nieto, Glenn Robinson, Pasha Hogan, Kathleen Mcintire, Michelle Helsing, Elisa Kier, Leny Strobel, Lisa Wymore, Bruce Hamilton/Susanna Carlisle, Rebecca Beayni, Christy Vezolles, Ann Drakeley, and Jayne Nordstrom for their generous donations to our Summer Fundraiser!!
Mvto to SCRAP San Francisco and Homefrocks for the generous fabric donations for beautyFULL costumes by Ali Zadeh for the san Francisco shows!
Gunalchéesh to Liz Lerman and all the amazing staff at Mesa Art Center for welcoming us to Mesa Arts Center!
Elahkwa to Kimberlee, Monaeka, and Cathy at Guam Humanities Council for the years of work to make this tour to Guam possible!
Migwech to our wonderful agent Andre Bouchard for his help in arranging the fall tour!
Salamat to Dakota, Jack, and Lawrence Santiago for the cultural advice in prep to go to Guahan!
Mahalo to all our sponsors and supporters!
THANK YOU SUPPORTERS
Meow Wolf is an arts collective based out of Santa Fe, New Mexico established in 2008. The group is composed of more than 100 artists across several disciplines including: painting, architecture, sculpture, video production, audio engineering, writing and many more.
Thank you to the Zellerbach Family Foundation for their support of "We Stand Together." The Mission of the Zellerbach Family Foundation is to be a catalyst for constructive social change by initiating and investing in efforts that strengthen families & communities.
Thank you to Honor the Earth for their support of “The Re-Story-Ing” ongoing project . The mission of Honor the Earth is to create awareness and support for Native environmental issues & to develop needed financial & political resources for the survival of sustainable Native communities. Honor the Earth develops these resources by using music, the arts, the media and Indigenous wisdom to ask people to recognize our joint dependency on the Earth and be a voice for those not heard.
Thank you to the New England Foundation For The Arts, & their support of Dancing Earth through the National Dance Project award. NEFA’s mission is to build connections among artists, arts organizations, & funders, powering the arts to energize communities in New England, the nation, & the world. The National Dance Project supports the creation and touring of new dance works & connects artists, cultural organizations & audiences across the nation.
Rulan Tangen is honored to be a recipient of A Blade Of Grass 2016 Socially Engaged Art Fellowship. ABOG provides resources to artists who demonstrate artistic excellence & serve as innovative conduits for social change. They evaluate the quality of work in this evolving field by fostering an inclusive, practical discourse about the aesthetics, function, ethics and meaning of socially engaged art that resonates within and outside the contemporary art dialogue. The Fellowship supports individual artists and collectives who are working in leadership roles and in partnership with communities, in ways that are relevant in everyday life, at ambitious scale, to enact social change. Rulan & Dancing Earth are sincerely thank A Blade Of Grass for this support!
Thank you to the The Marshall L. & Perrine D. McCune Charitable Foundation for their support! The McCune Foundation is dedicated to enriching the health, education, environment, cultural, & spiritual life of New Mexicans. The Foundation memorializes its benefactors through proactive grantmaking that seeks to foster positive social change.
Hundreds of individuals have participated in Invoking The Pause. They come from a broad range of fields with expertise in arts, science, communication, media, education, energy, agriculture, theatre, permaculture, impacts, resilience, social justice, policy, systems thinking, conservation, social enterprise, technology, water and more. As a result of their involvement, networks have expanded, partnerships formed, and new climate challenge strategies have been put in place.
Thank you to the California Arts Council whose mission is to advance California through the arts and creativity.The Local Impact program fosters equity, access, and opportunity by providing project and partnership support for small arts organizations reaching underserved communities.
Thank you to the San Francisco Arts Commission, the City agency that champions the arts as essential to daily life by investing in a vibrant arts community, enlivening the urban environment and shaping innovative cultural policy.
The N7 Fund is committed to inspiring and enabling participation in sport for Native American and Aboriginal populations in North America. N7 is inspired by Native American wisdom of the Seven Generations: In every deliberation we must consider the impact of our decisions on the seventh generation.
The MAP Fund is founded on the principle that exploration drives human progress, no less in art than in science or medicine. MAP supports original live performance projects that embody a spirit of deep inquiry.