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Indigenous Festival:MNI
September & October 
2022

OPEN CALL TO ARTISTS FOR THE 2022

MNI  (Lakota word for water)

INDIGENOUS DANCE AND MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL 

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Coopdanza, Inc is delighted to announce an open call for artists to participate in the 2022 MNI Indigenous Festival of Dance and Media Arts. The Festival features performances of traditional and contemporary dance as well as a variety of media arts. This year's theme is water, a vital component of our internal and external ecosystems and we invite proposals that are inspired by our connection with water, particularly the relationships between women and this most valuable resource. All applicants will be considered who follow the guidelines listed in each category.

 

WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON SEPTEMBER 12 AND HAVE UNTIL SEPTEMBER 18 TO SUBMIT THE FINAL PROPOSAL.

 

WHEN: September 29 - October 16, 2022

WHERE: New York City

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: September 5th

 

HOW TO APPLY: fill out the "Application for the MNI Festival Live Dance" form linked below.

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MNI

(Lakota word for water))

A Hybrid International Indigenous Festival of Media Arts and Dance. The Festival is an artistic exchange of exhibitions, projections and performances. Through an open call curated by Indigenous artists, scholars and presenters, we will be receiving applications of pieces in the following formats: film; photography; video; digital arts, music production, 3D design, animation and interactive media. Also we will get proposals of Indigenous traditional and contemporary dance with pieces inspired on water and women. MNI: Indigenous Dance and Media Arts Festival  is scheduled to start in the fall of 2022 and is expected to be live in-person in the United States in the East Coast: New York City and virtually partnering various presenters around the world.

Our festival and inspiration this time is filled with global Indigenous water perspectives that will bring together diverse technical, cultural, artistic and environmental worldviews related to water and women, how our global survival will depend on the possession, the access and the protection of this precious resource.

Credit here: Tiokasin Ghosthorse (Lakota) and Donna Ahmadi from a Coopdanza, Inc's piece in 2008; Tubu Communities from the Colombia Amazon dancing at Festival SIE in April 2022 and Alejandro Meraz Chichiltekoltl from our previous festival Pikajiraa Süma in 2021.

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