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Classes

Find rhythm, groundedness, and flow with dance classes at Ananya Dance Theatre's Shawngram Institute for Performance & Social Justice. No pre-registration or shoes necessary. First class: Always free! Drop-in class: $13. Five-class card: $60. Ten-class card: $110.

August 2019 Classes

Fri, Aug 30: 06:30pm-08:00pm    Intro to Yorchha with Kealoha Ferreira.

September 2019 Classes

Sun, Sept 01: 09:00am-10:00am    Foundations in Yorchha with Kealoha Ferreira.

Tue, Sept 03: 07:00pm-08:30pm    Audience Empowerment Workshop. FREE. Our dancers demonstrate and discuss excerpts from Sutrajāl, our fall performance. The opportunity for attendees to then join the dancers in making movement together is always a highlight of this annual event.

Fri, Sept 06: 06:30pm-08:00pm    Intro to Arab-Rooted Contemporary Dance with Leila Awadallah. This class utilizes elements from dance practices in Arab lands, particularly Raks Sharqi (known as belly dance) and Dabke within a contemporary/experimental framework. We will begin with basic principles and steps from these styles and delve into rhythms of music from the SWANA region. The movement material will depart into a more contemporary dance space as we intertwine and experiment with ideas from these forms with an emphasis on shifting momentum and redesigning the body’s shape. As both Raks Sharqi and Dabke are, in different ways, both intimate and celebratory communal practices, the structure of the class will also allow space for building a sense of joyful togetherness. Leila’s studies in Arabic dance forms are located in Palestine and Lebanon with teachers whose training is also from Egypt.

Sun, Sept 08: 09:00am-10:00am   Foundations in Yorchha with Kealoha Ferreira.

Fri, Sept 13: 06:30pm-08:00pm    Intro to Arab-Rooted Contemporary Dance with Leila Awadallah. See above.

Sun, Sept 15: 10:30am-12:00pm  Intro to Arab-Rooted Contemporary Dance with Leila Awadallah. See above.

Sun, Sept 22: 11:00am-01:00pm   CircleFlow Adda*: State of the Field Conversation. FREE with ticket stub from Sutrajāl performance on Sept. 20 or 21. Ananya Dance Theatre continues its traditional, post-performance conversation. Our artists will sit with our audiences and communities to receive thoughts on our creation and performance of Sutrajāl, which travels across dimensions of time and space to intersect and assemble queer and femme of color creation elements. We will also reflect on the nature of contemporary performance-making in the service of social justice. Together, we will assess the State of the Field of transnational, contemporary dance/performance through the lens of justice-oriented artists and audiences of color. Snacks and beverages provided. *The Bānglā word for circular conversations filled with stories.

Wed, Sept 25: 06:30pm-08:00pm   Intro to Arab-Rooted Contemporary Dance with Leila Awadallah. See above. 

October 2019 Classes

Tue, Oct 01: 09:30am-11:00am    Advanced Yorchha with Kealoha Ferreira.

Fri, Oct 04: 06:30pm-08:00pm    Intro to Yorchha with Kealoha Ferreira.

Sun, Oct 06: 09:00am-10:00am   Foundations in Yorchha with Kealoha Ferreira.

Tue, Oct 08: 09:30am-11:00am    Advanced Yorchha with Kealoha Ferreira.

Tue, Oct 15: 09:30am-11:00am    Advanced Yorchha with Kealoha Ferreira.

Fri, Oct 18: 06:30pm-08:00pm    Intro to Yorchha with Kealoha Ferreira.

Sun, Oct 20: 09:00am-10:00am   Foundations in Yorchha with Kealoha Ferreira.

Tue, Oct 22: 09:30am-11:00am    Advanced Yorchha with Kealoha Ferreira.

Fri, Oct 25: 06:30pm-08:00pm    Intro to Yorchha with Kealoha Ferreira.

Sun, Oct 27: 09:00am-10:00am   Foundations in Yorchha with Kealoha Ferreira.

Tue, Oct 29: 09:30am-11:00am    Advanced Yorchha with Kealoha Ferreira.

November 2019 Classes

Fri, Nov 01: 06:30pm-08:00pm    Intro to Yorchha with Kealoha Ferreira.

Sun, Nov 03: 09:00am-10:00am    Foundations in Yorchha with Kealoha Ferreira.

Tue, Nov 05: 09:30am-11:00am    Advanced Yorchha with Kealoha Ferreira.

Fri, Nov 08: 06:30pm-08:00pm    Intro to Yorchha with Kealoha Ferreira.

Sun, Nov 10: 09:00am-10:00am    Foundations in Yorchha with Kealoha Ferreira.

Tue, Nov 12: 09:30am-11:00am    Advanced Yorchha with Kealoha Ferreira.

Fri, Nov 15: 06:30pm-08:00pm    Intro to Yorchha with Kealoha Ferreira.

Sun, Nov 17: 09:00am-10:00am    Foundations in Yorchha with Kealoha Ferreira.

December 2019 Classes

Fri, Dec 06: 06:30pm-08:00pm    Intro to Yorchha with Kealoha Ferreira.

Sun, Dec 08: 09:00am-10:00am    Foundations in Yorchha with Kealoha Ferreira.

Tue, Dec 10: 09:30am-11:00am    Advanced Yorchha with Kealoha Ferreira.

Fri, Dec 13: 06:30pm-08:00pm    Intro to Yorchha with Kealoha Ferreira.

Sun, Dec 15: 09:00am-10:00am    Foundations in Yorchha with Kealoha Ferreira.

Tue, Dec 17: 09:30am-11:00am    Advanced Yorchha with Kealoha Ferreira.

Fri, Dec 20: 06:30pm-08:00pm    Intro to Yorchha with Kealoha Ferreira.

 

Kealoha Ferreira, artistic associate

Ananya Dance Theatre | Shawngram Institute for Performance & Social Justice

Mailing Address: P. O. Box 2427, Minneapolis, MN 55402-0427

Street Address: 1197 University Avenue West, Saint Paul, MN 55104

 

Leila Awadallah