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Home | | Body–a series of workshops celebrating diverse teaching artists and how movement can help community feel like home.

Our first Home || Body workshops of 2022 will be led April 21st by Palestinian American artist, Leila Awadallah.

Body Watani (body-as-homeland practice + Arabic dance):

Leila Awadallah will be returning to the Threads Dance Nexus in Minneapolis for this year’s first installment of our Home || Body workshop series. Home || Body is a program highlighting teaching artists of color and providing a platform for them to share the movement practices that help them build community and feel at home in their bodies. 

In collaboration with Threads, Leila will host a workshop sharing her Body Watani movement practice and repertory from the LAND section of her upcoming work. Open to movers of all levels and abilities, this session will explore the themes of ancestral lands, land memories, and land relations through Body Watani. 

Body Watani (body-as-homeland) is both an improvisational movement practice and an emerging contemporary dance form developed by Palestinian American dance artists Leila and Noelle Awadallah. This contemporary form also finds roots in dances of Arabic / *SWANA / Mediterranean geographies through specific movement techniques, music of the region, and cultural / political content to engage with that deepens our relation to Body Watani’s context. 

*SWANA : South West Asia North Africa

Photo credit: Isabel Fajardo

Home II Body with Leila Awadallah

Thursday, April 21st, 5:30-8:30 pm 

Cost: $10
Threads Dance Nexus
2213 Snelling Ave S., Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Home II Body with Vie Boheme

Summer 2022 || Further details and dates tbc.

Home II Body with Pavielle Versalles

Fall 2022 || Further details and dates tbc.