âs nupumukâunean (We Still Dance)

Presented by Danza Orgánica and members of the Aquinnah Wampanoag tribe. Part of the NEW CENTURY SERIES and STRAND FAMILY SERIES

This event takes place at Oceanside High School in Rockland

âs nupumukâunean (We Still Dance) is a dance theater piece created in collaboration with the Aquinnah Cultural Center, Danza Orgánica, and The Yard. Through âs nupumukâunean, an intergenerational group of members of the Aquinnah Wampanoag tribe, with the support of members of Danza Orgánica, share their stories of origin, colonization, and what it means to be Aquinnah Wampanoag today. These stories are shared through dance, storytelling, poetry, live music, mixed media, and installation. âs nupumukâunean is an artistic journey that honors the Aquinnah Wampanoag ancestors, and the creation of the world we want to leave for Mother Earth and future generations.

âs nupumukâunean is a partnership that began in 2019, and has honored the process of creation above the final product. 

Recommended ages: ALL AGES
Runtime: 60 minutes

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Founded in 2007 by Mar Parrilla, Danza Orgánica is a Boston-based dance theater company whose work is centered around equity, social justice and decolonization. With dancers from Borikén (so-called Puerto Rico), Kiskeya (so-called Dominican Republic), Mexico, and Spain, DO brings together a multiplicity of experiences brought together by the common themes of migration, diaspora, and liberation.

Through high-quality performance, education (Dance for Social JusticeTM), and our annual festival We create, we work with-and-for communities interested in embodying a liberated future. We honor our right to express our BIPOC experience, joyfully reimagine ourselves in liberated BIPOC bodies, and leave a legacy that sheds light upon an untold side of history.


The Strand Family Series is sponsored by Rockland Harbor Hotel and the Owls Head Transportation Museum (supporting sponsors). Grant support includes the Maine Arts Commission, Knox County Fund of the Maine Community Foundation, and the Nellie Leaman Taft Foundation.

This presentation of âs nupumukâunean (We Still Dance) is funded in part by the New England States Touring program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program and the six New England state arts agencies. It is also supported in part by a grant from the Western Arts Alliance Advancing Indigenous Performance Touring Fund and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Show Dates & Times:

5/20/23 - Saturday

7:00 pm,

Pay-What-You-Can Tickets:
$0, $5, $10, $20

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