Riverside, California, USA – The University of California, Riverside, has
announced a conference exploring contemporary American Indian dance as a
vibrant, active, socio-cultural historical practice. The event will take
place May 5 through May 7.
Red Rhythms: Contemporary Methodologies in American Indian Dance will showcase some
of the exciting new work that contemporary Native American and Aboriginal
dancers and choreographers are doing now, and facilitate a way for these
artists to meet and network with one another. It will include dance
performances by local California Indian dance groups, and an evening of
Aboriginal and American Indian stage dance featuring works by both
established and emerging Native dancers and choreographers.The conference will also bring prominent scholars of Dance Studies and
Native American Studies to see this dance and to participate in roundtable
discussions about the complex historical and theoretical issues it engages.