Sun, 21 May|
Hui Ringatoi - Creatives Gathering: Medicine As Movement
Hui Ringatoi responds to a call for more creative spaces for artists to connect. Movement as Medicine is a workshop to support artists’ well-being and creative practices through cultural exchange and connection
Time & Location
21 May, 1:00 pm NZST
About the Event
Movement as Medicine features;
- Sensory Sphere: multi-sensory engagement to deepen awareness of the world around and within and ignite the intuition and imagination
- - Elemental Dance: ecologically focused practices devised from the relationship with the natural world: rocks, soil, seeds, animals, birds, wind, constellations, water, light.
- - Land Dance: engaging senses and empathy, to learn from the great teachers of the world around us, held outside.
- Movement for All: movements for humans who are not usually thinking of themselves as ‘dancers’, for all ages and backgrounds and body types;
Bring water, pen & paper. Wear something you feel comfortable moving in.
International guest artist: Rulan Tangen
Rulan Tangen is a creatrix : dancer and dreamvisioner. After an international dance career in ballet and modern dance, opera, circus, film and TV, she survived cancer to discover her purpose, as Founding Artistic Director of Dancing Earth. Passionately creating opportunities in contemporary dance where there were almost none, for successive generations of Native American and global Indigenous performing artists as cultural ambassadors and conduits for social change. Collaboratively with artists and community members, she cultivates innovative movement language as an evolving cultural expression, rooted in the body as a source of knowing, creating theatre as a contemporary ritual for transformation. Recently awarded the Kennedy Center Citizen Artist fellowship for Service, Justice, Freedom, Courage, and Gratitude. Her own ancestral lineage includes Kampampangan/Pangasinan of Luzon Island in the Pacific archipelago of the Philippines as well as Europe’s Norge and Eire.
She has been awarded the 2016 A Blade of Grass Fellowship for Socially Engaged Art, 2016-17 Santa Fe Art Institute's Water-themed artist residency, 2016 Catalyst Initiative from Center for Performance and Social Practice, 2015 Arts & Social Change Award from Arts and Healing Network, Costo Medal for Education Research and Community Service, the first Dance Fellowship for Artistic Innovation by NACF, New Mexico School for the Arts Community Leadership Award, National Dance Project. Rulan's work values movement as an expression of collective and collaborative eco-cultural worldviews, with dance as a functional ritual for transformation and healing. She believes in this form of dance as continuing the link of culture - from ancient to futuristic - and culminates in her vision for her contemporary dance company: Dancing Earth of intercultural innovative creations. www.dancingearth.org