Anna Martine Whitehead’s S P R E A D

Recent Events


Daring Dances 2019-20 artist-in-residence Leila Awadallah premieres her work RAS ABU 'AMMAR IS HERE at the Arab American National Museum in a shared evening of dance with Audrey Johnson.

NOVEMBER 23, 2019

2019-2020 Artist-in-Residence (Part 1):

Leila Awadallah

During her residency, Leila Awadallah begins to codify a specific letter-to-movement relationship for her developing dance language rooted in the study of embodied Arabic calligraphy. Joined by her collaborator, Palestinian-American visual artist Lamia Abukhadra, they will activate bodied Arabic calligraphy to investigate how it speaks to conversations surrounding diaspora Palestinian-American identity.

Learn more about Leila's work as Artist-in-Residence.

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.


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Upcoming Events

Dancing Justice II: 2019-2020 Daring Dances Student Fellowship performance

UPDATE: Sunday, September 27, 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.

University of Michigan Dept. of Dance

3501 Dance Building, 1310 N University Court, Ann Arbor, MI 48104