October 4, 2017 | 7:00 pm
150 State Street #1 in Salt Lake City
The free, public event, funded in part by Utah Humanities, will focus on the sacred nature of the Bears Ears National Monument, not only sacred to sovereign nations, but to white settlers, recreationists and environmentalists. The discussion will use as a departure point the notion that this land speaks to all of us about the spiritual and mythological connections we have to each other and to the earth, not only in Utah but across the nation.
Willie Grayeyes (Diné)
Regina Lopez-Whiteskunk (Ute Mt. Ute)
Mary Benally (Diné)
Kirsten Allen, Torrey House Press
Sara Dant, Historian, Weber State University
Moderator: Daniel McCool, University of Utah
The event is free and open to the public, but please use the button below to RSVP.
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Join the companies of Repertory Dance Theatre and NYC-based ZviDance at a free, public event about what makes the Bears Ears National Monument sacred to all of us. It's the start of our DANCING THE BEARS EARS campaign to raise funds for a new commission by Zvi Gotheiner (of ZviDance) to create a work that honors and illuminates the sacred nature of the Monument.
A new dance work, "Sacred Lands/Sacred Waters," will premiere in October 2017, at RDT's season opener in Salt Lake.
To launch the development of this new work, you are invited to a panel discussion with two board members from Utah Diné Bikéyah and others who will share with us a multi-media presentation about the Monument, its story, and the tribal coalition that came together to preserve it.
- Utah Diné Bikéyah (UDB), Gavin Noyes (moderator)
- UDB Spiritual Advisor, Jonah Yellowman (Diné)
- UDB Board Member, Mary Benally (Diné)
- Author-Photographer, Stephen Trimble
- RDT Project Director, Linda C. Smith
Help RDT, America's premier repertory dance company, bring to fruition this remarkable work to honor the sacred lands of Bears Ears. Care to "Stand with Bears Ears"? You can do so by making a donaton to our crowdfunding campaign DANCING THE BEARS EARS beginning May 7th at the orientation presentation and panel discussion.
Healing in motion Art, Dance & Bears Ears National Monument
May 11, 2017 // 4:00-8:00 pm
Bluff Community Center // 3rd E. Mulberry, Bluff Rd, Bluff, UT
free & open to the public
This program has received funding from Utah Humanities (UH). UH improves communities through active engagement in the humanities.
Join us for this public event featuring history, Native traditions, and envisioning a future through art & story for this living cultural landscape.
- Davis Filfred, Navajo Nation
- Malcolm Lehi, Ute Mountain Ute
- Sunny Dooley, Navajo Storyteller
- Alisha Anderson, Artist
- Repertory Dance Theatre
- Native American Dancers