POP UP EVENT!
SAY HELLO TO SWAIA PERFORMANCES
:: a monthly performance series beginning 7.23.2021
Two Santa Fe non-profit organizations come together to give you a monthly showcase of local, regional, and national indigenous performing talent.
The last Monday of every month at the Santa Fe Playhouse.
Curated by Goiyo Perez, Performing Arts Coordinator of SWAIA. This program is a monthly installation, on the last Monday of the month (except for the kick-off performance) on the stage of the Santa Fe Playhouse and live streamed to audiences across the globe by SWAIA’s production team.
Every installation will focus on a different Indigenous performing artist be they musicians, dancers, poets etc. We hope to pair the performing art with a lobby installation featuring a visual artist.
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A collaboration between Santa Fe Playhouse and SWAIA, who happen to share a birth year of 1922!
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SHANDIEN LARANCE | VISIT SITE
ShanDien LaRance is a Native American Hoop Dancer originating from the Hopi/ Assiniboine on her fathers side and Tewa/Navajo People on her mothers side. Growing up in Arizona with her artistic family, she was taught how to Hoop Dance by her eldest brother Nakotah at the age of 8. Through the years the LaRance Family traveled around America showcasing their fine arts and performing the Hoop Dance.
At the age of 18, ShanDien followed in her brother’s footsteps and ran away to Cirque Du Soleil’s Big Top show “TOTEM” where she toured the world for 8 years. When ShanDien is not under the Big Top she returns to her home on the Tewa Reservation of Ohkay Owingeh, New Mexico.
LIGHTNING BOY FOUNDATION | VISIT SITE
The Lightning Boy Foundation is a non profit organization in Northern New Mexico that provides traditional hoop dance instruction and other dance programming to youth ages two and up. Our mission is dedicated to nurturing and building confidence and integrity through culture and artistic expression.