Kiwe.Uaque 'en el Sur' & AQ'AB'AL
USA- COLOMBIA 2021
Kiwe.Uaque en el SuR and AQ'AB'AL in NYC, a circulation project to be presented in Manhattan, New York, and in Colombia, in celebration of Indigenous People’s Day in October and Native American Heritage Month in November of 2021.
Coopdanza, Inc is a 2021 Creative Engagement grantee for the project,
The award is comprised of City funds provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs’ Greater New York Arts Development Fund and State funds provided by the New York State Council on the Arts’ Statewide Community Regrant program.
We are excited to share that our choreographer Cristina Cortes is part of the #CityArtistCorps! This award was created to activate and energize New York City’s artists and engage the public with arts activities this summer and fall.
Thank you for being part of my creative journey, and thanks to @nyfacurrent, @NYCulture, @MadeinNY, and @queenstheatrenyc for the support!
INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL 2021 live and virtual from New York
VIRTUAL INDIGENOUS FESTIVAL
During the celebration of Earth Week in NYC.
John ScottRichardson and Patrick little wolf Brooks at BAAD in the Bronx
1. IMMIGRANT HERITAGE WEEK: a 5 minute excerpt on April 15th at 7pm
2. QUEENS PUBLIC LIBRARY: 1 hour on April 20th at 7pm
3. BAAD: 1 hour on April 22nd at 7pm
4. THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY: 1 hour on April 23rd at 6pm
4. TERRAZA 7: 1 hour on April 24th at 4:30pm
A one hour pre-recorded compilation of Indigenous artists from all over America composed of slots from 5 to 8 minutes.
The participants belong to Indigenous tribes in the US as: Blackfeet from Colorado (4), Hopi/ Navajo from South Carolina(1), Mexicha from California (3).
From South America, Colombia: Wayuu from La Waijiira, Yanacona from Cauca (5) and the children Indigenous orchestra Embera from Antioquia (20)
From Argentina: composer Juan Namancura, Mapuche.
Plus 3 different Indigenous dance companies with a amazing scenic video work, sound, choreography and lighting: Dancing Earth, directed by Rulan Tangen featuring 21 community artists from global Indigenous lineage and cultures who gathered to collaborate on behalf of water, from New Mexico, Coopdanza, Inc/Colombia featuring excerpts from the Muisca culture in Colombia and Pies del Sol Dance Theater in collaboration with Mexican composer Gabriela Ortiz interpreted by Quartet Q Arte, inspired on Pastos Culture from Nariño from Colombia.
Participants are all ages, from 6 years old to adults.
LIVE FESTIVAL IN 3 BOROUGHS IN NEW YORK
1. THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY: On April 22nd at 7:30 pm
2. TERRAZA 7 IN QUEENS: On April 24th at 5:30pm
3. BAAD IN THE BRONX: VIA ZOOM on April 25th at 3PM
We will be alternating and jamming together: William Ruiz, Percussionist (Taino), Native Electric: Emilio Zef China and Kris Pierce with John Scott Richardson (Haliwa-Saponi /Tuscarora lineage) and Patrick Little Wolf Brooks (Tuscarora), as well as Coop Danza's Contemporary dancers: Lorena Jaramillo and Darina Eid Harasic. Live music, spoken word and traditional dancing: Men’s Traditional, War and Eastern War styles, educational demonstration about dance styles, and explanation of the regalia symbolism.