Part 17: Dancing While Somali

October 18, 2020

Live streamed from East Side Freedom Library

Dancing While… is a three-part mini-series—within the larger discussion series, Minnesota Dance & the Ecstasies of Influences—that centers individual stories by dance practitioners and organizers from immigrant and refugee communities in Minnesota, and includes Dancing While Somali (Part 17), Dancing While Karen (Part 18), and Dancing While Hmong (Part 19).

With Zakariye Aden, Osman Ali, Awale Kore, Mohamoud Osman Mohamed, and Bilan Osman, and documented by Tee Hong, Kristin Van Loon, and Flywheel Media Productions

In partnership with The Somali Museum of Minnesota and East Side Freedom Library
Funded by Metropolitan Regional Arts Council’s Arts Project Support Grant and Minnesota Historical Society’s Minnesota Historical & Cultural Grant

Photo courtesy of Tee Hong; map photos by Alice Gebura