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.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.