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