virtual performance date: 2021 (TBD)
dancers: Noelle Awadallah, Zoë Koenig, Rachel Lieberman, 
Valerie Mukete, Mio Yoshizaki
sound artist: Maren Lundgren

With the support of free studio space from the Cowles Center Generating Room, I am working with 5 dancers on my newest piece Trab. The word Trab means sand/soil in Hassaniya (the dialect of Arabic spoken in Mauritania). Growing up in 8 countries in 4 continents and as a global nomad from Mauritania and the U.S., I have always been drawn to sand: the properties of sand (sedimentary rock), the movement of sand (sand dunes), and the poetry of sand (metaphors of time, distance, and scale). Using the framework of sand, my piece explores impermanence. Through contact improvisation scores and set choreography, we will create growing and dissolving landscapes with the human form, exploring growth and decay, construction and crumble, and building up and letting go.

photos by Isabel Fajardo

Trab (solo, work-in-progress)
9X22 | Bryant Lake Bowl Theater | Minneapolis, MN

photo by Dan Norman

I Forget (excerpt)
I'm From Vol.2 | The Southern Theater | Minneapolis, MN

Creative Movement Workshops

I lead creative movement workshops across age groups to facilitate dialogue through movement as a way of building community, connection, and a sense of groundedness in one’s body.

2020 | History Class | Carleton College | Virtual workshop via Zoom
2019 | Youth Workshops | La Napoule Foundation | Mandelieu-La Napoule, France
2019 | Midwest Mixed Conference | Minneapolis, MN
2019 | Youth Workshops | Caldera Arts Center | Sisters, OR
2019 | Essay Film Class | Carleton College | Northfield, MN
2019 | Pivotal Moment Series | The Cowles Center | Minneapolis, MN

photo taken at Château de la Napoule

Movement Exploration