Composer Dameun Strange Talks Journeys in Music and to Senegal

Ananya Dance Theatre is pleased to present Sound Designer and Composer Dameun Strange, collaborator on our Dastak production, in the second installment of our series, Documents of Our Times: Artists Talking Craft, Vision, Values, Inspiration.

Listen as Strange affectingly discusses the impact of a recent trip to Senegal and performs Senegal Rises:

Recorded March 13, 2021 at the Shawngram Institute for Performance & Social Justice, Saint Paul, Minnesota. 47:01. Closed captioning available. © 2021 Ananya Dance Theatre.

Ananya Dance Theatre, in partnership with Dameun Strange, is a fiscal year 2020 recipient of a Cultural Community Partnership grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature; and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

New Season of Studio Stories Coming April 15

After an exciting, thought-provoking third season, Studio Stories will return on April 15 for Season 4 of this unique podcast. We have an amazing line-up of artists on board to share their Twin Cities dance history and reminisce on the arcs of their careers. Some of these voices include Cathy Young, Darrius Strong, Sharon Picasso, Eddie Oroyan and more!

Studio Stories will continue to air weekly on Thursdays at noon, with host Mathew Janczewski. It is available on all major podcasting platforms, including Apple, Spotify, Deezer, Pocket Casts, and more. You can also listen right on our website!

In this interlude, you can explore past episodes at