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.
Ambiance Dance Team, a U-M Student organization, is a collective of dancers interested in fostering a social, artistic and diverse community. Their latest work, Deviation, acknowledges the struggle and strength of young women making their mark in a male dominated world.
Arabesque Dance Troupe, a U-M Student organization, brings focus to Middle Eastern and North African Culture through artmaking. “Arab Expressions” brings these art forms together for a yearly celebration. Arabesque will perform an excerpt from this concert, highlighting their history, culture and experiences.
Iraqi Student Association (ISA) aims to promote and raise awareness of Iraqi and Middle Eastern culture. The association strives to bring the Iraqi community together while educating the student population at the University of Michigan on topics within the Iraqi and Middle Eastern society. ISA will invite the audience to join in learning “Chobi”, a traditional dance performed at public events and weddings. *Audience Participation Optional
Queer Artist Collective, an organization founded by dance majors Alana Packo and Rose Janusiak, aims to create a space where Queer artists from any craft can establish community. Their latest work, “An Exploration of Intimacy in Queer Friendship," asks the question how can two people of the same sexuality develop a friendship of deep intimacy despite the prospect of attraction?