DANCING EARTH PERFORMS @
2019 FIBERSHED GALA: THE PRACTICE OF BELONGING
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Experience the poetic and practical aspects of the weaving of Apache baskets, Navajo blankets, and dream-webbing, expressed in dynamic performances by soloists of Dancing Earth Indigenous Contemporary Dance Creations, inviting audience members to experience cultural life ways and connection with sacred land, water, and skyworlds.
Join us in practice: on Saturday, September 28, 2019, from 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm for an immersive Fibershed Gala that cultivates mindful textile cultures by honoring soil-to-soil practice.
What we wear is layered with meaning: the materials are an expression of the carbon cycle itself and reconnect us to the landscape that provides our natural fiber and dye resources. From soil to skin, we cultivate our sense of belonging to our regional ecology, animals, and community through a textile culture.
Presented amidst the expansive views and fragrant gardens of Chileno Valley Ranch, a 150-year-old farmstead just 20 minutes west of Petaluma, CA, we acknowledge that this event will take place on land first inhabited by the Coast Miwok people, within the Traditional and Cultural Territory of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria. The Fibershed Gala aims to illuminate the pathways of participation in regional fiber and dye systems that restore our climate, working landscapes, and our relationships in the community.
Tiśina T. Parker