The Cedar Tree Project presents in partnership with Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts: 1001 Arab Futures
Yara Boustany, Lebanese dance artist (Beirut, Lebanon)
Mette Loulou von Kohl, Lebanese/Palestinian/Danish American dance artist (New York City)
Andrea Shaker, Lebanese American visual artist (Minneapolis)
Concept, creative contributions, and performance by Sharon Mansur (Keoxa/Winona, MN)
Site-specific dance performances, online performance viewing, and visual art installation.
Site-specific Performances: Thursday, June 10-Saturday, June 12 at 7:00pm
Rain date: Sunday June 13
A live in-person solo dance performance event for a limited audience outdoors at the MinnesotaConservatory for the Arts’ home at the Valéncia Arts Center, Keoxa/Winona, Mni Sota Makoce/MN, Dakota land.
Online Performance Viewing:
Thursday, June 17-Saturday, June 19, with a watch party and artist Q&A on Saturday, June 19 at 2:00pm.
Visual Art Installation by Andrea Shaker: June 1-28, 2021
Minneapolis based Lebanese American visual artist and 1001 Arab Futures co-director Andrea Shaker will transform MCA’s indoor gallery space for audience viewings.
On view in MCA’s Galleria Valéncia. Free, no tickets required.
See MCA website for viewing hours and guidelines: https://mca.smumn.edu
1001 Arab Futures was commissioned by The Cowles Center as part of their McKnight SOLO Commissioning Program, funded by the McKnight Foundation. It was commissioned on behalf of Sharon Mansur, 2018 McKnight Dancer Fellow. Sharon Mansur, in partnership with the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts, 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 a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support for this project is being provided by Art of the Rural.