Palestinian American dancer, choreographer, and filmmaker Leila Adawallah work examines how the trauma of losing one’s home can be expressed and possibly healed through dance.
Meanwhile, Detroit native Audrey Johnson’s dance discipline incorporates black feminist metaphysics, afrofuturism, joy, and more as ways to remain resilient against systemic oppression.
The two have joined forces for a transformative night of performances on Saturday, November 23 at the Arab American National Museum.
Dancing Identities/Defining Place shares themes of identity, place, and imagination. It’s a partnership with the University of Michigan’s social justice-focused Daring Dance program, created by curator and dance historian Clare Croft.