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Indigenous Road Show Residence November 16 – 26

A project of Western Arts Alliance “Advancing Indigenous Performance,” Five Indigenous artists from across the US gathered at Bunnell Arts for 10 days, November 16-27, to create a new work called the “Indigenous Road Show”. Bunnell Arts is a co-commissioner of this project with support from National Performance Network.

Meet the Artists of the Indigenous Road Show

We are happy to introduce you to the artists of The Indigenous Road Show. Selected by a panel of Indigenous arts leaders from across the country, these four performers will create a new Native show available for touring beginning in September, 2020. Look for the premiere in July in Portland, OR and a showcase at the Western Arts Alliance Annual Conference in San Diego/Tijuana, in August, 2020.

Arias Hoyle (Tlingit) 18 years old and a freshman at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, Arias is already a seasoned musical artist who has
received plenty of recognition in his home state of Alaska. His lyrics are firmly grounded in his traditional Tlingit culture. Where else will you hear a hip-hop artist sing, “I pick those blueberries. I love my Mom. I smoked a fat pound of salmon”? more.

Maura Garcia (Cherokee/Mattamuskeet) was a 2018 AIP Fellow and recently selected as a 2019 Native Launchpad awardee. With roots in North Carolina, she was trained by her grandmother in traditional ways and
speaks her Cherokee language. As a contemporary dance artist with solo, community and collaborative practices, Maura tours regularly in Canada and has been invited to upcoming festivals in Australia and
Aotearoa. more.

Shelley Morningsong (Northern Cheyenne) and Fabian Fontenelle (Omaha/Zuni) Partners in life and art, Shelley and Fabian perform together
across the US and Europe with the music and dance of their nations. As a recording artist, Shelley has an extensive discography and was recently voted Artist of the Year and Best Blues Recording at the 2019 Native American Music Awards. Fabian is a storyteller, fluent Zuni speaker and danced with the famed Native American Dance Theater. more.

Peter Rockford Tau Espiritu (Native Hawaiian/Samoan) – Tau is director /choreographer of Hawai’i’s Tau Dance Theater, modern dance company acclaimed throughout Oceania. His credits include seven years of transcultural devising with the ECHO partnership, the model for The Indigenous Road Show. more.