Monthly:January 2011

Mud Woman Continues

We returned to Denver yesterday to begin working with Athena’s sister Roxanne on her sculpture piece “Mud Woman Rolls On.” Our presence coincides with the opening of the Native American exhibit in the old wing of the Denver Art Museum. Gala dinner tomorrow with a public opening on Sunday from 12 to 5 pm. So if you’re in the Denver area, come see us on Sunday on the 3rd floor of the old museum.

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Grupo Danza Xunutzi Video

The one thing we have been lacking in our writings about this lovely group is video footage other than a few short clips that we posted sometime back. Mostly it’s been still images. Through the group’s teacher Nicolas Lizarraga I got hold of a video of the group performing at the national competition this last year where they won third place overall. So with it in my hands I posted it to YouTube for you to see. Be patient, the […]

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Music, Dance and Astronomy

This beautiful article/speech was sent to me recently, I thought it absolutely brilliant. It gave me words and a means to express what I had been feeling about our work with the Xunutzi dance group, clearly it has meaning for everyone. I have chosen photos from dances performed at the El Coronado ranch this last weekend to accompany the article because for me the group embodies the very spirit of this article. It was given by Karl Paulnack, pianist and […]

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The Other Border

Last summer I got an email from friends who live in Washington D.C. and were planning to visit us over the Christmas holidays. They were told by acquaintances in the Phoenix area that they should avoid southeastern Arizona, the area where we live, because it would be too dangerous for them to travel there. And under no circumstances should they consider visiting Mexico because that was far worse. When we communicated with the people who had given that advice, they […]

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