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Rituals of Being

April 27 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

$15 – $20

Rituals of Being
April 27th, 2024 7:30pm
$20 General Admission
$15 Students

Co-directed by Bre Rogers and Delisa Myles
Dancers: Ashley Fine, Helen Goodrum, Thomas Radtke, Jennie Wolfe, Bonne Miller, Natasha Haugen, Nat Bergeff and Maitri Henderson

Join us at the Natural History Institute for an exclusive performance by Dance Skills for Humankind, an ongoing study in how changing shape impacts how we shape change, within ourselves, our communities, and the world. This body of work was developed over the course of a year-long study of improvisational and compositional frameworks, facilitated by Bre Rogers and Delisa Myles with a group of intergenerational community dancers.

The focused attentiveness and receptivity necessary for the practice of natural history are skills that begin with our own inner awareness and radiate out to how we relate within the interconnected ecosystems of life. In creating Rituals of Being we have delved deeply into our own embodied and emotional landscapes, which in turn, and in time, help create a healthier, more compassionate web between all layers of life.

These dance explorations work with ritual motifs, evoking anew the stories central to our humanity. Ritual concentrates intentions into potent forms that reflect the mysteries and desires embedded within us. We make movement, gesture and touch sacred to correspond to our need for meaning and belonging to a larger story than our own. Through our bodies we have researched the organic cycles of nature: blossoming and growth, decay and death. Through merging with the forces of nature we create the magic we wish to embody and bring forward. 

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Breanna Rogers is a mother, a dancer, a choreographer and a dance educator. She holds a BA in Dance and Performance. As a dance educator, Breanna has worked with students in k-8th grade, high school, college and beyond, using dance as a tool to develop self- awareness and deepen community. She was the founder and director of the dance program at Skyview School in Prescott, AZ, combining social studies and science curricula with dance and performance from 2015-2022. She has performed with Human Nature Dance Company and Tin House Experimental Dance Theater. She is a co-founder of and currently creates dance work with Aevium Dance Company and DBA Dance. Her choreographic and site specific work often explores relationship, community, home, family, the weight of responsibility and the complexity of the human heart. Most recently, Breanna is taking a break from formal teaching in order to study and become a practitioner of the Art of Jin Shin, an ancient Japanese healing art form.

Delisa Myles, is a performer, choreographer and educator with a passion for bridging dance as performance with dance as a healing art. She was central in creating the Performing Arts Program at Prescott College and was a professor there from 1994-2016. She co-founded Human Nature Dance Theatre, Ævium and DBA Dance, and is currently a freelance performer and director. Her choreography has been repeatedly funded by Arizona Commission on the Arts and supported by artist residencies at Arcosanti and PLAYA. Delisa’s solo and group work delves into connections between the natural environment, the feminine, and ancestral and mythological story. She and her husband are stewards of Delicious Earth Farm, a one-acre urban farm in Prescott, Arizona where the fertile terrain of growing food, creating community and making art intertwines. Delisa holds an MFA in Choreography and Performance from University of Colorado.

Bre and Delisa have been collaborating for over 25 years, they have a long history of co-directing intergenerational performance projects through Prescott College’s Choreography in the Community course in collaboration with Springridge Academy and Skyview School. They have performed and choreographed professionally in numerous projects including Mothership: Dances of the Fluid Feminine, Intimacy with Disappearance, and RhizeHome: A Cultural Feast of Food, Art and Performance, all funded by Arizona Commission on the Arts.


April 27
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$15 – $20


Natural History Institute


Natural History Institute
126 N Marina St
Prescott, AZ 86301
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