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Celebrating 'Indigenous Choreographers at Riverside' April 29 to May 2, 2014

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The University of California Riverside & its' department of dance presents, “Indigenous Choreographers at Riverside.” It will run from April 29 to May 2, 2014 at the UC Riverside campus. Four dance choreographers will be spotlighted & they include, Rulan Tangen, Daystar/Rosalie Jones, Rosy Simas & Jack Gray. It will be hosted by Jacqueline Shea Murphy of the UC-R department of dance. It is free to the public & everyone is welcome to celebrate dance.

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Below is the list of events taken from the public flier for “Indigenous Choreographers at Riverside.”

  • Tuesday April 29, 2014 at 2 to 3:30 pm / Indigenous dance workshop by Rulan Tangen. / Dance Studio, Arts 100. Free - Open to campus and interested others with RSVP.

  • Tuesday April 29, 2014 at 4 to 6 p.m. / Activating Indigenous Dance Now / Welcoming event for Indigenous Choreographers at Riverside. / Performances and interactive discussions around sustaining creative ecologies of Indigenous dance in contemporary locations, including the University. / Performance Lab, Arts 166. Free - Open to the public. Reception to follow.

  • Wednesday April 30, 2014 at 2 to 3 p.m. / Ceremonial donation of 'Dancing Earth' Archive by Rulan Tangen.

  • To the UCR Special Collections Library. Special guest: Choreographer Daystar/Rosalie Jones. / Tomás Rivera Library - Costo Room, Special Collections, 4th Floor. Free - Open to the public.

  • Thursday May 1, 2014 at 2 to 3:30 p.m. / Screening and discussion of 'Allegory of the Cranes' by Daystar/Rosalie Jones. Screening Room, INTS 1128. / Free - Open to campus and interested others with RSVP.

  • Thursday May 1, 2014 at 7 to 9 p.m. Evening of Indigenous Choreography / Recent work by five Indigenous choreographers from the U.S. and Aotearoa (New Zealand). / Culver Center of the Arts Atrium: 3824 Main Street in Riverside, CA 92501. (951) 827-4787.

    1. “Origi-Nation: Roots and Seeds” (Dancing Earth: Rulan Tangen Artistic Director)

    2. “Elder Grandmother Speaks: Visioning in Life and Art” (Daystar/Rosalie Jones)

    3. “Turangawaewae - Standing Place” (Jack Gray, with performer Tria Andrews)

    4. “Something Bigger Than Me” (Bianca Hyslop, Atamira Dance Company)

    5. “We Wait in the Darkness” (Rosy Simas Danse)

  • Friday May 2, 2014 / 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Symposium: Indigenous Dance and Indigenous Development and Poroporoake (Closing Circle) / Performance Lab, Arts 166. Free - Open to the public.

  • Directions: UCR Campus. Culver Center of the Arts. / Parking: Campus permits available at the Kiosk / Culver Center public parking available in nearby lots. / Information: Prof. Jacqueline Shea Murphy of UCR Department of Dance. / jshea@ucr.edu (951) 827-3245 www.performingarts.ucr.edu

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