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EXCEL Talk: Leila Awadallah

  1. Wednesday November 20 8:30am
Dance Building, Studio C

Join us for a Q&A with dancer and choreographer Leila Awadallah on her work and her story building a life as an artist in the Twin Cities. Awadallah graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BFA in Dance and a minor in Arabic Language and Literature. She is a cultural activist and performer with Ananya Dance Theatre–a space where her work in art and social justice is continuously explored and nurtured. Awadallah’s residency is made possible by the Daring Dances Initiative, EXCEL, and the Department of Dance.

Awadallah was recently awarded a 20/20 Artist Fellowship by Springboard for the Arts, she is a SAGE Award recipient (2016), and her work has been presented by ACDA at the Kennedy Center (2016) and in the BIPOD Festival in Beirut, Lebanon (2017). This event takes place as part of Prof. Clare Croft’s Sophomore Seminar, so space is limited.

Free - no tickets required