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Prepare to Be Transfixed by Dance Group Al Taw’am

National YoungArts Award recipient and the youngest two-time Minnesota Sage Cowles Award for dance recipient, Al Taw'am (Arabic for "The Twins") is fueled by Muslim identical twin sisters, Iman...

Joelle Fernandez Wants You To Understand Hip-Hop Dance

Meet Joelle Fernandez, a teacher, choreographer and hip-hop urban dancer in the Twin Cities.Fernandez is a University of Minnesota graduate, Coach of The Pups...

How Do You Translate Arabic into Dance?

  Leila Awadallah is an emerging Palestinian-American dancer and choreographer based in the Twin Cities. Her work merges dance with social justice and Arabic studies...

For Yoni Light Dance Is Her Healing Process

  Yoni Light is a 19-year-old performing artist from Saint Paul. She has attended SPCPA, Perpich Center for Arts Education and High School for Recording...

The Unlikely Marriage of Boxing and Ballet

On a Thursday in November, ballet dancers lie on the floor in a row, punching bags looming over them. In sync, their graceful bodies...

TU Dance Company Members Talk Shop

Taylor Collier, Christian Warner and Elayna Waxse are company members with TU Dance, the St. Paul-based dance company founded by Artistic Director Toni Pierce-Sands...

Somali Traditional Dance 101

  Want to learn how you can rock the cool Somali traditional dance moves? Mohamoud Osman, program director of youth & performance at the Somali...

Learning Somali Culture Through Traditional Dance

  When I first met Tarax in early 2016, he was a quiet but confident teenager getting adjusted to Minnesotan life, still learning to become...

DANCE MAKER LAURIE VAN WIEREN CREATES IMPROVISATIONAL WORK

From small spaces to large, dance maker Laurie Van Wieren creates site-specific solo and ensemble improvisation-based work. In addition to her own compositions, Van...

Audiences Reflect: ART IS…AWAKENING

"Their stories were different than the ones we were told about people who have roots in Somalia, Syria and Palestine" ART IS... Awakening, was a TPT...