Anna Martine Whitehead’s S P R E A D
2019-2020 Artist-in-Residence (Part 1):
During her residency at Daring Dances, Leila Awadallah will begin to codify a specific letter-to-movement relationship for this developing dance language so it can serve as an alphabet for writing-initiated-movement. Joined by her collaborator, Palestinian-American visual artist Lamia Abukhadra, they will activate embodied Arabic calligraphy to investigate how it speaks to conversations surrounding diasporic Palestinian-American identity.
August 23-29, 2019
EXPLODE! queer dance: Midwest
This festival is sponsored by and runs co-currently with the Annual Conference of the Dance Studies Association.
August 8-11, 2019
EXPLODE! queer dance
in collaboration with the University of Riverside's Indigenous Choreographers Gathering
May 25-June 1, 2019
Noemí Segarra Residency
in collaboration with Northwestern University's Puerto Rican Arts Initiative
APRIL 22-24, 2019
Dancing Justice: Inaugural Daring Dances Student Fellows Showcase
APRIL 14, 2019
Notes on Territory Premieres
Daring Dances inaugural artist-in-residence Anna Martine Whitehead premieres her work Notes on Territory, a collaboration with Damon Locks and Giau Truong at Detroit's Jam Handy, as well as mentors with Daring Dances Student Fellows.
MARCH 11-17, 2019
Choreographing Black Space with Skeleton Architecture & The Gathering
Bessie Award-winning Skeleton Architecture returns to Michigan for a residency with The Gathering, a group of ten Detroit-based Black dance artists and improvisers for a five-day residency and culminating performance.
FEBRUARY 27-MARCH 4, 2019
Dancing Identities / Defining Place: An evening of dance with Audrey Johnson & Leila Awadallah
Saturday, November 23 at 8 pm
Arab American National Museum, Dearborn, MI
Dance artists Audrey Johnson (Detroit/Oakland) and Leila Awadallah (Minneapolis) share an evening of work focused on identity, place and imagination.
Dancing Justice: 2019-2020 Daring Dances Student Fellowship performance
March 22, 2020, 7 pm
University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA)
Performances featuring new work by the 2019-2020 Daring Dances Student Fellows: Ambiance Dance, Arabesque Dance Troupe, Iraqi Student Association, and the Queer Arts Collective.