ARENA DANCES’ Studio Stories – CANDY BOX Special with Leila Awadallah

Join ARENA DANCES for our weekly Studio Stories podcast, where each week we reminisce on Twin Cities dance history with a new special guest. This week we continue our special CANDY BOX Dance Festival edition hearing from Featured Artist Leila Awadallah‘s and her company Body Watani.

Leila Awadallah (she/her) is a dancer, choreographer, and filmmaker based between Minneapolis and Beirut. A body of indigenous Palestinian, Arab-American, SWANA, Sicilian and mixed Mediterranean ways and waves. She is the founder of the Body Watani dance project in partnership with Noelle Awadallah.

Tune in this Thursday, March 31 at 12:00pm to hear about Body Watani’s new work TERRANEA: Hakawati of the Sea as part of the sixth Annual CANDY BOX Dance Festival happening May 2-7 at the Southern Theater.

TERRANEA: hakawati of the sea is a National Performance Network (NPN) Creation & Development Fund Project, co-commissioned by ARENA DANCES, Arab American National Museum, LINKS HALL INCORPORATED, and NPN. For more information:

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