Interview with Rulan Tangen and Leland Chapin (2007)

Interview with Rulan Tangen (Dancing Earth) and Leland Chapin (Los Colores Studio), conducted by Jennifer Cayer as a part of the 6th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, celebrated in June of 2007 in Buenos Aires, Argentina under the title CORPOLÍTICAS en las Américas: Formaciones de Raza, Clase y Género / Body Politics in the Americas: Formations of Race, Class and Gender


Rulan Tangen (Dancing Earth) is a lifelong dance artist living in Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States. She is the director and choreographer of the internationally acclaimed Dancing Earth Indigenous Contemporary Dance Creations (

Leland Chapin (Los Colores Studio) is a bilingual visual artist and art instructor living in Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States. He holds a bachelors degree in Fine Art and a masters degree in Teaching Visual Art. He is also an alumnus of Teach for America, 2001-2003.