Actress Jane Lind to Present Free Events at Institute of American Indian Arts

Jane Lind

Jane Lind

Two Special Events Open to the Public, September 26 and 28

Published September 20, 2015

SANTA FE — Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) Alumna and celebrated actress Jane Lind will be a guest artist on the IAIA Campus September 26-30, 2015.  IAIA is located at 83 Avan Nu Po Road, eight minutes from the intersection of Rodeo Road and Richards Avenue, on the south side of Santa Fe in the Rancho Viejo neighborhood.

Jane Lind is known as an actress, director, and founding member of the Native American Theater Ensemble, created in New York City in 1975. Educated in theater, dance, and every aspect of the performing arts, within a few years of her arrival at  New York University she was asked to join the Native American Theater Ensemble under the leadership of “La MaMa” ETC, and while there, produced, directed, and performed in plays under the direction of playwright Hanay Geiogamah.

Traveling and performing all over the United States and abroad, she continued her training in theater with Ellen Stewart, Will Leach, Elizabeth Swados, Andre Serban, Lee Breuer, John Vaccaro and many more. She also received training at

NYU from Peter Cass, Lloyd Richard, Olympia Dukakis, Kristin Linklater,Hovey Burgess, Omar Shapli, among others.

While at IAIA, Lind will be holding two sessions:

Performance Workshop – Saturday, September 26, 2:00-5:00 p.m. at the Hogan on the IAIA Campus.  Ms. Lind will take participants through a progression of exercises that she has learned working with master teachers and directors from around the world.

“Native American Theatre: Past, Present and Future with Jane Lind” – Monday, September 28, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m in the Commons, on the second floor the CLE Building.  This will be a retrospective of Jane Lind’s career and the journey from her childhood of traditional dance and storytelling to the present.  Ms. Lind will discuss the history of contemporary Native American theater and her role in it, including her studies at IAIA.

“Performing Arts at IAIA is thrilled to welcome alumna Jane Lind back to campus.” observed Performing Arts Department Chair Daniel Banks.  “Jane is one of the luminaries of the Native American performing arts world — actress, director, playwright, choreographer.  Jane has worked with the greats of Native and non-Native theatre and performance, including Hanay Geiogamah, Bruce King, Andrei Serban, Ellen “La MaMa” Stewart, and Kristin Linklater.  I know we will all be enriched by her stories of IAIA in the early days as well as her journeys through the worlds of theatre, music, and dance.  Please join us for these very special events!”

To register, please contact Daniel Banks at 505-428-5952, or email: performingarts@iaia.edu.

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