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Fanhasso 2018 with Gratitude!

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!

Invoking Matao chant at the Seattle Public Library's "Roots & Routes: Decolonizing Immigration"

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

Welcoming Ritual to begin the I LAND process with I Moving Lab family

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

Marýa Wethers performs solo to Lyla June and Dakota Camacho prayerful collaboration

Lyla June collaborates with the cast of I LAND 2018 Photo by Scott Shaw

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

Innovation Lab Initial Meeting in Tongva Territory of Long Beach, CA

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

Photos below by Julie Zhu for Atamira Dance Company

Performing and delivering a Keynote at the UPRISE Pacific Islander Education Summit 2018

Presenting “Indigenizing Self: Authentically Acknowledging Land” at the US Department of Arts and Culture CULTURE/SHIFT

Performing in Sante Fe for the Keres Children’s Learning Center fundraiser with Tanaya WInder, Frank Waln, and Lyla June

Performing MALI'E | higher.infinite.power.healing.our.people at On The Boards for Performance Lab

Photos by Naomi Ishisaka

Blessings to you all in this Gregorian New Year!

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