#52/53
Issue#52/53

Editorial Team

  • Editor-in-Chief

    Moriah Evans

  • Managing Editor

    John Arthur Peetz

  • Issue Editors

    Rosy Simas & Ahimsa Timoteo Bodhrán

  • Associate Editor

    Niall Jones

  • Graphic Design

    Yotam Hadar & Sean Yendrys

  • Copy Editor

    Vered Engelhard

  • Interns

    Emily Bartsch, Natalia Flores Zalles, Katherine Wilkinson

  • Contributing Editors

    Lauren Bakst, Ursula Eagly, Abigail Levine, Matthew Lyons, Rennie McDougall, Blanca Ulloa, Benjamin Van Buren, Anh Vo, Buck Wanner, Tara Willis

  • Ad Layout

    Mary Anne Bodnar

  • Special Thanks

    Lauren Bakst, Jaime Shearn Coan

Movement Research announces Issue 52/53 of its print publication, the Movement Research Performance Journal. For this issue, Sovereign Movements: Native Dance and Performance, guest editor, choreographer Rosy Simas invited writer, Ahimsa Timoteo Bodhrán, to work with her. Together they assembled contributors from Native and Indigenous communities to reflect upon their practices, the historical conditions out of which they operate as well as movement, performance, and choreography as a socio-political project. Just as it is important for physical institutions to acknowledge that they sit upon occupied land of Native and Indigenous people, so too must institutions of history, practice, and epistemology acknowledge their occupation of knowledge and memory.

Throughout this issue, dance and movement is posited as a powerful strategy against settler-colonial mindsets and as an effective tool against erasure of Native and Indigenous cultural traditions. These pages discuss the importance of Native sovereignty and analyze various histories of resistance to settler-colonialism. Artists in the issue propose alternative artistic models to probe the roles of art and artists in society towards a more expansive constellation that fundamentally critiques the Western reward system in culture as well as the often celebrated cult of authorship.

The cover and back cover of this issue invoke the history and intentionality of the Two Row Wampum Treaty from 1613 made between the Haudenosaunee and Dutch settlers. Two Row Wampum (back cover) is a living treaty—a way for people to live together in peace and respect and to ensure that people meet to discuss issues that emerge. Merritt Johnson’s Border Wampum (front cover) is a physical and symbolic tool for action against colonial borders. The pattern of jagged white lines in a dark purple ground references the jagged cutting apart of land and Indigenous life by colonial borders opposed to different ways of life flowing smoothly side by side.

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Contents

2 LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
Moriah Evans
Moriah Evans
4 SOVEREIGN MOVEMENTS: BUILDING AND SUSTAINING NATIVE DANCE AND PERFORMANCE COMMUNITIES—A DIALOGUE
Ahimsa Timoteo Bodhrán & Rosy Simas
Ahimsa Timoteo Bodhrán & Rosy Simas
7 WHEN WE DANCE: DECOLONIZING MOVEMENTS ACROSS GENERATIONS
Iakowi:he'ne' (Melissa) Oakes
Iakowi:he'ne' (Melissa) Oakes
8 THIS PLACE WE ALL INHABIT: A SHARED KULEANA
T. Lulani Arquette
T. Lulani Arquette
8 ODE TO ALL THE DISPLACED CYBER NATIVES
Anastasia Ski um talx McAllister
Anastasia Ski um talx McAllister
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10 PROVOCATIVE MOVES: REMEMBERING JAMES LUNA
Gerald Clarke & Michelle H. Raheja
Gerald Clarke & Michelle H. Raheja
12 BREATH OF WIND
Anna Tsouhlarakis
Anna Tsouhlarakis
13 SOMEDAY WE'LL BE TOGETHER
Laura Ortman
Laura Ortman
14 DANCING FOR SPIRIT, FAMILY, COMMUNITY, AND CULTURE
Maria Hupfield with John Hupfield (Waaseyaabin) and Deanne Hupfield & Sm Łoodm ’Nüüsm (Dr. Mique'l Dangeli) and Goothl Ts'imilx (Mike Dangeli)
Maria Hupfield with John Hupfield (Waaseyaabin) and Deanne Hupfield & Sm Łoodm ’Nüüsm (Dr. Mique'l Dangeli) and Goothl Ts'imilx (Mike Dangeli)
18 KIN-DLING AND OTHER RADICAL RELATIONALITIES
Karyn Recollet & Emily Johnson
Karyn Recollet & Emily Johnson
24 HOW WE MARK LAND AND HOW LAND MARKS US, 2017
Tanya Lukin Linklater
Tanya Lukin Linklater
25 A CONVERSATION WITH TANYA LUKIN LINKLATER
Tanya Lukin Linklater & Megan MacLaurin
Tanya Lukin Linklater & Megan MacLaurin
27 GRANDMOTHERS TALKING ON THE SHORE
Andrea Carlson
Andrea Carlson
INK BABEL
FORKED TONGUES
VASTER INK EMPIRE
LUST OF GOLD
29 SKINS, FORMS, FLOWS, TONES
Heid E. Erdrich
Heid E. Erdrich
BODIES OF WATER
THE CLEANSING AFTER
CLOSE YOUR EYES AND LISTEN
LISTENING WITH THE BODY
31 LONGER SCORES: NATIVE CHOREOGRAPHIC TURNS, CURATORIAL VISIONS, AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
Rosy Simas & Christopher K. Morgan
Rosy Simas & Christopher K. Morgan
34 BEYOND THE BORDER: EMBODIED MESOAMERICAN TRANSMOTIONS
María Regina Firmino Castillo, Daniel Fernando Guarcax González & Tohil Fidel Brito Bernal
María Regina Firmino Castillo, Daniel Fernando Guarcax González & Tohil Fidel Brito Bernal
42 PROVOCATION
Pelenakeke Brown
Pelenakeke Brown
A TRAVELLING PRACTICE
44 2043: NO ES UN SUEÑO
Postcommodity
Postcommodity
50 EXILE: VISION QUEST AT THE EDGE OF IDENTITY (EXCERPT)
Max Wolf Valerio
Max Wolf Valerio
LANGUAGE TO VISIONS (EXCERPTS)
A POET LOST IN TRANSITION
52 VOICEOVER TEXT FOR VIDEOS (LISTEN; EXORCIZING AMERICA: BUILDING LINES OF COMMUNICATION; EXORCISING AMERICA: TABLE EXERCISES; EXORCIZING AMERICA: WATER SAFETY)
Merritt Johnson
Merritt Johnson
54 Exorcizing America: Survival Exercises / Oh Nenié:iere’ ne Aierèn:nha’ ne Aiakónhnheke’ / g̱asaniex̱ daa.itnagóowu
Merritt Johnson & Nicholas Galanin
Merritt Johnson & Nicholas Galanin
56 RESPONSES TO WEAVE FROM NATIVE COMMUNITY WRITERS
Heid E. Erdrich
Heid E. Erdrich
56 IMPRESSIONS AT A WEAVE REHEARSAL FOR ROSY SIMAS DANSE
Melissa Olson
Melissa Olson
56 WITNESSING WEAVE
Jamie Randall
Jamie Randall
ENTWINED
57 CREATING EXISTENCE
Marcie Rendon
Marcie Rendon
WEAVE
57 BREATHING INTO INJURY
Sarah Agaton Howes
Sarah Agaton Howes
57 UNSETTLING
Anthony Ceballos
Anthony Ceballos
58 MATAO: QUEERLY NAVIGATING INDIGENIZING CREATIVE PRACTICE
Dakota Camacho
Dakota Camacho
62 THE NAMING: KA ANA TUK AMUK
Jewelle Gomez
Jewelle Gomez
ALCATRAZ REUNION
63 NEITHER WHITE NOR SURFACE: A DIALOGUE BETWEEN THE SPACES OF DANCE, INDIGENEITY, AND ADOPTION
Zoë Klein & Sam Aros Mitchell
Zoë Klein & Sam Aros Mitchell
66 POLYNESIAN TALK STORY: INDIGENOUS PACIFIC DANCERS AND CHOREOGRAPHERS IN DIALOGUE
Anthony Aiu & Kaina Quenga
Anthony Aiu & Kaina Quenga

Editorial Team

  • Editor-in-Chief

    Moriah Evans

  • Managing Editor

    John Arthur Peetz

  • Issue Editors

    Rosy Simas & Ahimsa Timoteo Bodhrán

  • Associate Editor

    Niall Jones

  • Graphic Design

    Yotam Hadar & Sean Yendrys

  • Copy Editor

    Vered Engelhard

  • Interns

    Emily Bartsch, Natalia Flores Zalles, Katherine Wilkinson

  • Contributing Editors

    Lauren Bakst, Ursula Eagly, Abigail Levine, Matthew Lyons, Rennie McDougall, Blanca Ulloa, Benjamin Van Buren, Anh Vo, Buck Wanner, Tara Willis

  • Ad Layout

    Mary Anne Bodnar

  • Special Thanks

    Lauren Bakst, Jaime Shearn Coan