Stella Pro: Power & Portability

Celebrating Heritage: Indigenous Dancers Look to the Future

Kenneth Shirley, from Phoenix, AZ, has taken traditional indigenous dance usually seen at Powwows onto the international stage. Having performed at Powwows since he was 2 years old, empowered by heritage and encouraged by his family, Shirley took his love for his culture and started Indigenous Enterprise. In the short few years since they started, Indigenous Enterprise, a troupe of Indigenous dancers representing different tribes, have been showcased on NBC’s “World of Dance”, collaborated with The Black-Eyed Peas’ Taboo, performed at the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia, written about in both The Los Angeles Times and The New York Times, and in January 2020, were invited to perform for President Joe Biden’s virtual inauguration. 

This is just a part of his story.

(video after the jump)

Producer: John de Dios || Director: Alan Scott Davis || Grip: Kristopher Yanez
|| Music “Necklace Breaker” by Young Bear || Additional Music by Triple Scoop Media

Documentary Lit exclusively with #stellaprolights

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Davis de Dios Media start science multimedia scholarship

By Rachel Mosteller/University of Arizona School of Journalism

Two University of Arizona School of Journalism alums who banded together in their professional pursuits are working to help future generations of science and environmental journalists.

Alan Davis (’15) and John de Dios (’05), senior partners of the creative group Davis de Dios Media along with Jonathan Olesen, created the Olesen Davis de Dios (ODD) Environmental & Science Multimedia Scholarship for the school last semester.

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