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For the last twelve years, I have been founder/president of Bronitsky and Associates. At Bronitsky and Associates, we see around us a world that is in many ways growing smaller, more connected and more homogenous. Groups and artists around the world want to preserve and develop their culture and heritage and voices on their own terms in the new millennium; others want to experience new ways of seeing the world. The audience for cultural diversity is wider than anyone has imagined so far. Our firm, with offices in New Mexico and Germany, specializes in working with Indigenous talent around the world in international cultural marketing of traditional AND contemporary art, music, dance; fashion; film/video; photography; theater; and speakers and writers (Native languages and English). For instance, we produced a summer of American Indian programs in Austria, featuring American Indian talent from the United States and Canada, including a Lakota rock band. Over the last few years, we have begun offering our services to other native people. In May, 2000, for instance, we helped produce the Spirit of a Planet festival in Italy, and brought participants from Kazakhstan, Australian Aboriginals, an Irish band, Apache Indians from Arizona, Wodaabe from Niger, American Indians from Mexico, and more. In 2001 we toured: 1. Fernando Cellicion Traditional Zuni Dancers (western New Mexico) to Taiwan, 2. Gummilaroi Yanni Yulidji Dancers (Australian Aboriginal) to Mexico, 3. Dakwäkäda Dancers (Yukon Territory, Canada) to Mexico, 4. Pa'a Taotao Tano Dancers (Guam) to the Netherlands, and 5. Yellow Bird Dancers (Apache) to Ireland. In 2002 we toured the Fernando Cellicion Traditional Zuni Dancers to Australia and also toured 1. the Chinle Valley Singers (Navajo) to the Netherlands 2. the Fernando Cellicion Traditional Zuni Dancers (New Mexico) to Lithuania and Estonia 3. the Naa Luudisk Gwaii Yatx’i Dancers (Alaska) to Mexico 4. the Pa'a Taotao Tano Dancers (Guam) to Mexico and 5. the Yellow Bird Dancers (Apache, Arizona) to Italy and Germany and in 2003 we toured 1. Matato'a (Easter Island) to Mexico 2. Chinle Valley Singers (Navajo) to Latvia In 2004, we produced the tours of 1. Yellow Bird Indian Dancers (Apache) to Taiwan 2. Fernando Cellicion Traditional Zuni Dancers to Mongolia 4. Kross Kulchah (Australian Aboriginal rock band) to Russia 5. International Indigenous fashion show, St Petersburg, Russia 6. Jun Tiburcio, Totonac Indian poet and sculptor, Mexico, to Australia 7. Virginia Yazzie Ballenger (Navajo fashion designer) to Russia 8. Transjoik (contemporary Sami music from Norway) to Germany 9. Sun's Drum (Inuit drum dance group) from Nunavut and Ottawa) to Norway and conducted an International Cultural Marketing Workshop in Moscow under the auspices of RAIPON (Russian Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North), the Russian National House of Folk Arts of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, the Division of International Exchanges of the Russian Federation Ministry of Culture, and the Department of Economics and Strategic Development of the Evenkia Autonomous Region, with assistance from the United States and Canadian embassies And in 2005 1. Sacred Land, Holy Land: American Indian and Jewish Poets Read From Their Work in English, Hebrew and Navajo: A Joint Fundraiser for the Solomon Schechter Jewish Day School and the Albuquerque Indian Center 2. Jerry Harmon (Appalachian storyteller and guitarist) to Germany 3. Maori artists Noelle Jakeman, Nigel Borell, Aimee Ratana to New Mexico 4. Navajo fluteplayer Andrew Thomas to Pakistan In 2006 1 International Indigenous Business and Entrepreneurial Conference (iibec.mgt.unm.edu)(Senior Consultant) with inquiries and registrations from the United States (New Mexico, Washington, DC, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington) and Canada (Ottawa, Nunavut, Yukon, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario), Greenland, Mexico, Panama, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Finland, Norway, Bulgaria, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Guam, Mongolia, India, India (Tibet), Pakistan, Burundi, Cameroon, Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and South Africa. 2. Organizer, International Indigenous Playwrights Panel, International Conference on the Arts In Society (Edinburgh, Scotland Crafted Panel Title: INDIGENOUS PLAYWRIGHTS SPEAK a. David Velarde (Jicarilla Apache Playwright), "We Talk, You Listen" b. Sam Cook (Aboriginal Australian playwright) “For Us By Us – to share with the world” 3. Mitch Walking Elk to Germany 4. Sutaras Folk Dance Group (Lithuania) to Taiwan 5. Heath Bergersen, Australian Aboriginal didgeridoo player, to New Mexico 6. Inuit statesman and drumdancer Peter Irniq (Nunavut, Canada) to Mongolia, as a consultant to the Canadian Embassy in Beijing. And in 2007 1. Consultant to Greg Nedved and Catherine Ann Martin, Mi'kmaq filmmaker, in production of Mi'kmaq language film, The Little Boy Who lived with Muini'skw. 2. ORIGINS: Symposium of First Nations Theatremakers, London -Wesley Enoch (Australia), William Yellow Robe (USA), Drew Hayden Taylor (Canada), Miria George (New Zealand) 3. Joy Harjo (Mvskokee poet, USA) to Germany 4. Andrew Thomas (Navajo fluteplayer) and Heath Bergersen (Australian Aboriginal didgeridoo player), joint CD recording and tour in Australia 5. Aboriginal Australian didigeridoo player Heath Bergersen and Mariach Imperial de America (Houston) to World of Melody Festival, Mongolia 6. Lois Suluk Locke and Karen Panigoniak (Inuit throat singers, Nunavut, Canada) to Festival of World Cultures, Ireland 2008 1. Origins: Festival of Indigenous Theater From Around the World, London We also publish a monthly e-newsletter, From All Directions, which goes out to over 4000 people around the world.
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international cultural marketing
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international cultural marketing