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Indigenous Choreographers: Accessing Indigenous Archives: Embodied Explorations

Saturday, April 14, 2012
3:304:30 p.m.


Arts Building , Dance Studio, ARTS 100
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Indigenous Choreographers Residency 2012
Jack Gray • Rulan Tangen • Tanya Lukin Linklater

Accessing Indigenous Archives: Embodied Explorations
Short presentation and roundtable discussion about the ways Indigenous history and knowledge are archived and accessed through indigenous dance.

Presented at this year's annual UC graduate student conference Dance Under Construction XIII: Re-imagining Archives in Motion

Moderator: Jacqueline Shea Murphy
• Rulan Tangen, director of DANCING EARTH Indigenous Contemporary Dance Creations
• Jack Gray, founding dance artist for Atamira Dance Company: Maori Cotemporary Dance Theatre and director of Jack Gray Dance
Respondent: Michael Phillip Tsosie

Jack Gray is an independent freelance dance artist based in Auckland, New Zealand. He is currently a choreographer and dancer with Atamira Dance Company: Maori Contemporary Dance Theatre which he founded in 2000 and director of Jack Gray Dance 

Rulan Tangen is internationally accomplished dance artist and choreographer, and Founding Artistic Director and choreographer of DANCING EARTH Indigenous Contemporary Dance Creations

Rulan Tangen, credit: Joe McNally 

Tangen and Gray are the second set of “Indigenous Scholars in Residence” hosted by the California Center for Native Nations in 2012

Residency made possible with the generous support of the UC Riverside Chancellor’s Strategic Investment Fund Initiative Grant, California Center for Native Nations, Costo Chair in American Indian Affairs, Culver Arts Research Lab (CARL) residency program, Department of Dance, and Native American Student Programs.

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