D'zul Dance Company & the Michael Taylor Dance Company: The Fifth Sun

D'zul Dance Company & the Michael Taylor Dance Company: The Fifth Sun HIDVL

The world premiere of D'zul Dance Company's The Fifth Sun, commissioned by the American Indian Community House (AICH). The Fifth Sun combines traditional Native dance and music with contemporary dance movements. Michael Taylor (Delaware), director of the Michael Taylor Dance Co. and Louis Mofsie (Hopi/ Winnebago), director of the Thunderbird American Dancers collaborated together to choreograph the first dance piece in this video. D'zul Dance Company is directed by Javier D'zul, a native of Mexico. D'zul fuses ritual and modern dance with aerial arts as a means to communicate indigenous pre-Hispanic cultures. By transforming bodies into earth bound and airborne forces of nature D'zul breaks physical, cultural and political boundaries. This daring and unique company bridges the gap between the ancient and the contemporary in order to illuminate the vast array of drama and beauty inherent to the universal human condition. Michael Taylor is a member of the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers. Louis Mofsie is chairperson on the Board of Directors at the American Indian Community House in New York City and Director of the Thunderbird American Dancers, an organization that raises scholarship funds for Native students.

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