Walking At The Edge of Water
2012 - 2013 Walking at the Edge of Water - is an inter-tribal contemporary dance expression of Indigenous water perspectives. Every creative aspect of this eco-production reflects cultural and environmental worldview, with Indigenous collaborators in movement, musical composition, language, video imagery, costume and visual art. This work is motivated by the urgings of Native grandmothers and invokes powerfully relevant water themes of creation, destruction and renewal. WALKING AT THE EDGE OF WATER parallels ancestral healing rituals in a dance of inter-disciplinary Native expressions that is both primal and futuristic.
NY TIMES : “changing patterns and suggestions of drama”
“Dancing Earth performed Rulan Tangen’s idea of indigenous American idioms, “Walking on the Edge of Water,”
which featured various shades of azure fabric, striking white or blue patterns painted on the skin, and terra- cotta bowls “