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Apr 14

SMTD@UMMA Performance: Daring Dances Student Fellows Concert

Daring Dances Student Fellows present global dance exploration of social issues in this  evening performance. The Daring Dances project, led by U-M dance professor Clare Croft, embraces how dance invites us into difficult conversations. This project  includes a Student Fellowship program to support U-M students with interests in dance and social justice.

Featuring work by:

  • Amala Dancers, a U of M student organization, who create a collective dance space for all students of African descent. This group engages in a cultural sharing between the African Diaspora and the African Continent, connecting those who were removed from their ancestral movement lineage to its longstanding history.
  • South Asian Awareness Network, a U of M student organization, who will share excerpts of their new work, Bloom, which uses bharatnatyam, spoken word, and music to create an interdisciplinary performance on sexual assault awareness and self-empowerment of survivors in the South Asian community. (Adjacent space available for self-care for survivors during the performance.)
  • “Regained,” a performance exploring dance as a form of healing, by U-M Dance majors Shannon Nulf and Victoria Briones.

The SMTD@UMMA performance series is generously supported by the Katherine Tuck Enrichment Fund and the Greg Hodes and Heidi Hertel Hodes—Partners in the Arts Endowment Fund.