Tag Archives: Alyssa Madrid

Talk of the Rock: The Alutiiq Dancers

On today’s Talk of the Rock, host Kayla Desroches sits down with members of the Alutiiq Dancers past and present: Margaret Roberts, Candace Branson, and Alyssa Madrid. Original member Roberts shares the history of the group, which formed in 1987, and sheds some light on the significance of its upcoming 30 year celebration.

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Two Artists Design Murals That Reflect What Matters to Them

Threshold executive director Stephanie Mason (left) and Alyssa Madrid. Photo by Wendel Capili Kayla Desroches/KMXT Two artists so far have responded to a call to decorate Kodiak’s recycle sheds. Recycling center Threshold Services is seeking locals who would be willing to make the structures a little more appealing. And it’s offering a $1,000 stipend and a $220 supplies budget to …

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Alutiiq Dancers Take Pride in Old Songs and New

Alutiiq Dancers at Celebration. Kodiak Alutiiq Dancers / Facebook Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Alutiiq Dancers attended an event in Juneau earlier this month called Celebration. It’s a four-day festival centered mostly on Southeast Alaska Native cultures where dance groups demonstrate their craft alongside artists of all kinds. Dance leader Candace Branson and two of her dancers sat down with KMXT’s Kayla …

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