Dancing the Land

Reflections on a Chapter: An Offering to the Land That Held Me

Starr Muranko, Raven Spirit Dance

Chapter 21 explores what happens when a vibrant, active artist comes face to face with a crippling collision of events. Chapter 21 is a reflection on the days that have come to pass, and the art of becoming. A new baby boy; Chromosome 21; the big “C” diagnosis, 21 days between treatments, and 21 days to re-pattern beliefs; Courage; Faith; Resilience.


Choreographed and Performed by: Starr Muranko
Filmmaker & Editor: Sophia Mai Wolfe
Videographers: Yasuhiro Okada & Sophia Mai Wolfe
Music Score: Edgardo Moreno
Mentor: Alvin Tolentino
Produced by: Raven Spirit Dance

Filmed on the unceeded, Ancestral and Traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples, included the territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-waututh) First Nations.