Oct 26-27: Between Underground and Skyworld (BTW US)
Dance Mission Theater presents
Dancing Earth in
Between Underground and Skyworld (BTW US)
Presented as part of Dance Mission’s HOME Series, director Rulan Tangen is a Dance Mission WORD (Womxn’s Oracular Radical Dance) artist
Saturday 8pm, Sunday 6pm
Between Underground and Skyworld (BTW US) offers global Indigenous dance theater as purposeful gathering to restore vision for community – exploring current urgencies around resource depletion and extraction to be rebalanced by deepening understanding of renewable energy from spiritual, cultural and practical perspectives. The audience is invited to witness and engage with performers’ journey to recover ancestral knowledge on behalf of Indigenous-centered futurity for humans and beyond . Cosmological themes are woven with locative media to engage a collective vision of emergence into the “fifth world” future . These themes emerge from contributions of collaborating global Indigenous artists and community advisors, including community members, and honors the vision being cultivated by the next generation as the young leaders who are making the future with their imagination, and decisions , to nurture hope that will inspire action and re-balancing . As a performance-ritual, BTW US incorporates mobile installation, oratory, dance, music, immersive media, and design that includes salvaged and repurposed materials. Award winning Artistic Director Rulan Tangen collaborates with a constellation global Indigenous artists, and California Native representation through soundscape and videoscope, that grounds the work in local respect and relation-building.