January 28, 2020
ICR 2019 QUEER-YING INDIGENOUS DANCE
Jack Gray, DANZ Magazine
Atamira Dance Company Artistic Director Jack Gray, of Te Rarawa, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Whātua, Ngāti Kahungunu and Ngāti Porou descent, is a well-known Kiwi choreographer, facilitator, teacher, writer and lecturer. He shares with us his experience of travelling to California to attend a gathering of Indigenous choreographers.
In late May I attended Indigenous Choreographers at Riverside (or ICR 2019) an annual event presented by the University of California, Riverside Department of Dance. I have been a key participant of ICR’s global and regional movement since 2012, where artists, academics and Indigenous communities have gathered together to reflect, think, perform, present, and share their ideas…
danz.org.nz, January 28, 2020
July 2, 2019
FNX NOW – Indigenous Choreographers at Riverside (ICR) Gathering
fnx.org, July 2, 2019
June 6, 2019
Indigenous Choreographers at Riverside: Gathering Queer-y-ing Indigenous Dance
UCR CHASS Marketing & Communications
May 30, 2019. The Indigenous Choreographers at Riverside (ICR) Gathering brings Indigenous dance artists, Indigenous studies scholars, and dance studies scholars to campus to connect, discuss, and share work. We gather on the current and ancestral land of the Cahuilla, Tongva, Serrano, Luiseño (Payómkawichum), Cupeño and Kumeyaay Peoples, where the University of California, Riverside is located to look at ways Indigenous dance, in many diverse forms and locations, engages Indigenous knowledge, and at the import of these articulations.
chass.ucr.edu, June 6, 2019
May 15, 2019
Expanding the vision of queer dance: The Explode! Queer Dance Festival comes to Culver Center fo the Arts in downtown Riverside May 31-June 1
The two-day Explode! Queer Dance Festival will showcase artists from across the United States and around the world, featuring contemporary dance, improvisation, and drag.
Curated by dance scholar Clare Croft, this will mark the festival’s West Coast debut. UCR ARTS and the UCR Department of Dance are co-hosting the event, which is free and open to the public, on May 31 and June 1. See below for a list of performers…
news.ucr.edu, May 15, 2019
March 28, 2018
Dancing Toward a Future Rooted in Ancestral Knowledge
Sandra Baltazar Martinez, UCR Today
Indigenous dancers from across the globe will unite at the University of California, Riverside for a two-week interdisciplinary dance experience.
Dance artists from Guatemala, Mexico, New Zealand, and the United States will offer dance performances and workshops at the seventh-annual Indigenous Choreographers at Riverside Gathering (ICR) set to take place from April 27 to May 6. All events are free and open to the public…
news.ucr.edu, March 28, 2018
March 20, 2018
Indigenous dancers from across the world will perform at UC Riverside
David Downey, The Press-Enterprise
Indigenous dancers across the globe plan to gather at UC Riverside in April for the seventh annual Indigenous Choreographers at Riverside Gathering.
Dance artists from Guatemala, Mexico, New Zealand and the U.S. will perform dancers and host workshops April 27 through May 6, a news release states. All events are free and open to the public…
pe.com, March 20, 2018
January 6, 2017
Passing Down Native Knowledge Through Dance
Tyler Stallings, KCET
The Indigenous Choreographers at Riverside (ICR) project is an annual event that brings indigenous dance artists and scholars to UC Riverside to connect, discuss, and share work, with many events presented at UCR ARTSblock. In November of 2016, ICR addressed the theme of “Webs of Support for Indigenous Dance/Inside and Outside of Institutions.” Topics discussed at this all-day conference included how the academy and institutions support — or obstruct — possibilities for the thriving of indigenous dance; and what parallel, alternative, and/or counter-hegemonic practices and responses are taking place outside of these institutions to support indigenous dance. The conference included new choreography by Daystar/Rosalie Jones (Little Shell Chippewa), Rosy Simas Danse, and a performative tribute to the late Michael Tsosie, led by choreographer Rulan Tangen. Several events included Cahuilla bird singing.
The following three-way conversation is between Jacqueline Shea Murphy, UCR dance department professor and organizer of the annual ICR; independent choreographer Daystar /Rosalie Jones; and Tyler Stallings, UCR ARTSblock interim executive director…
kcet.org, January 6, 2017
October 20, 2015
UC RIVERSIDE INDIGENOUS CHOREOGRAPHERS PROJECT 2015
Last May, I had the tremendous privilege of taking part in the University of California Riverside Indigenous Choreographers Project with a group of immensely talented and thought-provoking artists/scholars.
The project is organized by Professor Jacqueline Shea Murphy from UCR whose generosity really set the tone for this encounter. The line up was incredible and if you do not know these artists, let me help you correct this situation!…
julieburelle.com, October 20, 2015
June 20, 2014
Negotiating Presence: Contemporary Indigenous Choreography, Discussion with Jacqueline Shea Murphy
Northrop, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
This presentation/discussion addresses ways that Indigenous choreographers use contemporary dance as a tool for strengthening and asserting Indigenous knowledge. Jacqueline Shea Murphy will offer some thoughts about several specific contemporary dances/dance making practices, suggesting what they say about time, about space, about attention, about disrupted and disputed ways of knowing, about caregiving and taking, about being in relationship to the world. She will open up questions about ways this dancing produces and asserts Indigenous strength, refuting the presumptive force and finality of ongoing settler colonization (and also, at times, yielding crucial insights into how to live in a sustainable way with a planet in crisis). The discussion will tease out points of tension in different approaches to “Indigenous choreography,” unraveling some of the complexities, difficulties and possibilities that attend both this topic and the ongoing negotiating (not-tied-back-into-a-bow-for-easy-receiving) of tensions it raises…
northrop.umn.edu, June 20, 2014
April 24, 2014
RIVERSIDE: Indigenous dance draws choreographers, scholars
Gail Wesson, The Press-Enterprise
Choreographers and dance scholars will meet at UC Riverside next week to explore connections between traditional and contemporary dance and Native traditions, spiritual healing and life as an indigenous person in the world.
The gathering showcases the Department of dance’s role in the forefront of cultural dance studies. Events will be held April 29 to May 2 and are open to the public…
pe.com, April 24, 2014
April 22, 2014
Indigenous Choreographers at Riverside
Bettye Miller, Red Lake Nation News
RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Indigenous choreographers and dance scholars from the United States and New Zealand will gather at the University of California, Riverside April 29-May 2 to explore connections between traditional and contemporary dance and Native traditions, spiritual healing and understandings of how to live as a Native person in the world.
The conference, Indigenous Choreographers at Riverside, is free and open to the public. Parking permits for events at UCR are available at the kiosk on West Campus Drive at the University Avenue entrance to the campus. Parking is free for the May 1 performance at the Culver Center in downtown Riverside, 3824 Main St…
redlakenationnews.com, April 22, 2014
Photo credit: Indigenous Choreographers at Riverside 2018/Jonathan Godoy