We seek to explore the link between the traditional indigenous cultures of America and contemporary artistic expressions, thus creating a spectacular new indigenous dance theater.
In service to our vision, we seek to:
•Create and produce innovative dance theatre works of excellence. •Collaborate with indigenous artists from a wide variety of fields in creating a unique aesthetic. •Connect with the widest possible audience, providing patrons with a magical theater experience. •Serve as cultural ambassadors, nationally and internationally. •Become self-sustaining financially, and create good company jobs. •Initiate and sustain cultural exchange programs with global indigenous cultures. •Nourish respectful cultural links among indigenous peoples. •Train and inspire young people in a supportive environment. •Give voice to social, environmental, and political issues through art.
•Performance: Earth Dance Theater, a professional dance company. •Training: summer intensive training workshop on a college campus. •Research: ethnographic investigation to ground the creative process.