Indigenous Contemporary Dance Gathering


Mabuhay, Kia Ora, Aloha-

We are hosting a gathering of dialogue and sharing on the potential for cultivating an indigenous contemporary dance community on these lands of the Chumash, Tongva, and the Tataviam.

Our long-term goal is to create spaces for our cultural art practices to be conducted beyond the entertainment platform. Our intentions for this gathering are to meet and hear one another, and brainstorm on possibilities to maintain and strengthen our communal networks to support one another.

This is a potluck gathering. Please bring something to contribute, as well as a sacred object for our altar.

Confirm your attendance through our Facebook event page so that we may properly prepare the space.

SALAYSAY: An Embodied Tagalog Workshop


LOCATION | Native Sol, 2018 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814


This interactive workshop is a creative and embodied approach to learning Tagalog. Through intentional breathing, movement gestures, dialogue, and performance, participants together will engage with activities that intend to activate the language from within—through the visual, vocal, sonic, and somatic senses. This workshop aims to create a safe space to explore creative ways to learn the Tagalog language through the artforms of performative storytelling and interpersonal communication.


re~imagine how we learn language | activate language from within | speak from our ancestral pallette | explore creative, embodied, and multisensorial ways on language learning  | use art, performance, & song/music to learn via emotional and intuitive intelligences | establish a safe space to be comfortable with thinking with your entire body

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I LAND @ UCLA: Jack Gray Regents Lectureship

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Thursday, May 10, 2018 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Glorya Kaufman Hall 200
UCLA World Arts and Cultures/Dance presents:
UC Regents’ Lecturer
Choreographer Jack Gray
Performance activation and talk by Jack Gray of Aotearoa (NZ) with I Moving Lab (Dåkot-ta Alcantara-Camacho, Sammy Dizon, Toni Pasion and Bianca Hyslop). I LAND 2018 is part of a global movement of Indigenous performance making where contemporary and ancestral activations create a sacred space of communal inclusion and intercultural empowerment. The performance features short works by guest contemporary dance artists from Asia-Pacific and Turtle Island and a new student work choreographed by Gray.
Sponsored in part UCLA American Indian Studies Center and UCLA American Indian Studies Interdepartmental Program