Updated: Jan 3, 2019
Håfa Adai Mañe’lu-hu!
Greetings my star siblings!
Writing to you in acknowledging the the turn of the Gregorian New Year as we launch ourselves into this period of 2019!
As this time calls for reflection on the past twelve months, I am also pausing to imagine, deepen, and expand my practices that reflect the ancestors ways of relating to and being in time/space.
For now, I want to share with you photos, videos, and short recaps of what went down in 2018 as a prayer for gratitude and honor of the many seeds planted, sown, and returned to the earth.
Please enjoy a photographic collage of highlight from this past year!
Photo Credit: Chloe Collyer
Performing at The Original People’s Party in Meanjin (Brisbane, Australia) as a First Nations Exchange delegate to the Australian Performing Arts Market
Photo Credit: Mick Richards for BlakDance
Participating in the Welcoming Ceremony in Meanjin representing Låguas yan Gåni as a delegate to the First Nations Exchange at the Australian Performing Arts Market
Performing at Pasifika Festival in Tāmaki Makaurau, Aotearoa (Auckland, New Zealand)
Building inter-indigenous relationships with Te Whānau a Papatuanuku Marae in South Auckland with a Full Moon Coconut Oil Ceremony with Roldy Aguero Ablao, Sole Celestial, and Roquin-Jon Quicho’cho’ Siongco
Photo Credit: Papatuanuku Marae
I Moving Lab & Joy Aroha Vercoe collaborating on Marks on the Land, Marks on the Body with a inter-cultural exchange in Bundjalung Territory
And the culminating performance at The Commonwealth Games Festival 2018 in Kombumerri Land
You can watch a video detailing the work here thanks to Juraki Surf Culture
I Moving Lab presents I LAND 2018 at Gibney Dance in Lenapehoking (New York City) as part of Gathering Place: Black Queer Land(ing) curated by Marýa Wethers
performance photos by Scott Shaw
Connecting and rehearsing with our expanding family of friends and elders
Opening Ritual for I Land 2018
Pohutu choreographed by Bianca Hyslop and performed by Hyslop & Alison Lehualani DeFranco
Fanhasso choreographed by Dakota Camacho and performed by Leah Carrell & Dakota Camacho
Haki Choreographed by Jack Gray performed by Bianca Hyslop, Dakota Camacho, Norberto Gabriel, Alison Lehualani Defranco, Leah Carrell, & Anthony Haumanava Mataheiari'i Aiu
A Murmur choreographed by Bianca Hyslop performed by Alison Lehualani DeFranco, Zuri Noelle, Leah Carrell, & Bianca Hyslop
Special Musical Collaboration with Lyla June
I Moving Lab presents I LAND 2018 at UCLA in Tongva Territory
I Moving Lab presents I LAND 2018 at Indigenous Choreographers at Riverside
Photo Credit: Jonathan Godoy
Performing in Angel “Moonyeka” Alviar-Langley’s Disto(r)cean for the Velocity Bridge Project in dxʷdəwʔabš Territory (Seattle, WA)
Performing & hosting a community Cypher at UrbanXIndigenous in Yelamu Ramaytush Ohlone Territory + the World Premiere of H.O.L.Y. City (Hate Often Loves You) by Sammay Dizon which I composed the sound score for
Participating in TINANA - body, reality, self | WHENUA - land, territory, placenta Performance workshop facilitated by Charles Koroneho
Hosted by Jeanette Kotowich and the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts
Photography by Yvonne Chew
Invited to participate in The Resonance Network’s Innovation Lab to co-develop a Matao Cultural resurgence strategy that integrates Transformative Justice values and practices
Working for Atamira Dance Company in KOTAHI
dancing in Frances Ring's Shape Shift
dancing and composing the sound score for Jack Gray’s Indigenous Stamina
Photos below by Jinki Cambronero for Atamira Dance Company