Rulan Tangen, Jeanguy Saintus, The Handspring Puppet Company, The Apollo Theater


Rulan Tangen


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Founder of Santa Fe’s innovative Dancing Earth Creations, choreographer and dancer Rulan Tangen shares her vision.

“I love that in dance you can become a snow storm, you can become an ancient ancestor, you can become so many different things, you are not limited.”


Jeanguy Saintus


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Jeanguy Saintus, founder and director of Ayikodans Dance Company, talks about the experience of Haitian contemporary dance.

“If you want to cry, if you want to laugh, if you feel like you are mad, then I did my job. Then I am glad with that.”


The Handspring Puppet Company


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The Handspring Puppet Company won a Tony for the life-sized puppets in the emotionally moving play, War Horse.

“This is Joey. He’ll get to know you. He’ll smell you. You just reach out. He’s no different from any other horse.”


The Apollo Theater

The legendary Apollo Theater, started in 1934, makes its way into the 21st century being known for an audience that will give an honest response.

“The audience is letting you know when they love you – and then it also causes trepidation with artists because they know if they don’t come correct on that stage, the audience is gonna let them know.”

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