We’re Muslim, Don’t Panic: Amirah Sacket Performance

Two Shows! May 12th, 2PM and 7:30PM at SoBo Studio.

The hip-hop group “We’re Muslim, Don’t Panic“ was conceived of by dancer Amirah Sackett in 2011, a moment Sackett referred to as “a really tumultuous time in history as far as Islam is concerned.”Determined to shift the terms of the conversation, she teamed up with dancers Iman and Khadijah to create WMDC, a three-woman performance group that executes flawless hip-hop numbers in niqab and high-tops.

“I wanted to flip the script,“ Sackett told Bust Magazine. “I wanted to educate others and reflect the beauty that I know and love in Muslim women. Yes, there are oppressed women in the Muslim world. Women are oppressed the world over. These are our mutual struggles.”

This performance included a short talk with the artist.

This event is being presented by the partnership of Sandglass Theater and Southern Vermont Dance Festival, with support from that National Performance Network.

Check out the Hip Hop Workshop with Amirah on May 11th at 630pm!

Huge thank you to our main sponsor Sobo Studio and sponsors Brattleboro School of Dance and Windham Movement Apparel. Thanks to Windham Regional Career Center Dance Program and The Putney School for partnering to provide exciting workshops throughout the week.

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SoBo is a community dance center committed to keeping dance accessible, non-competitive, and a vital part of our social fabric. SoBo hosts daytime and evening classes focused mostly on adults, with some options for children. Participants of all levels, abilities, and ages are welcome! SoBo offers flexible payment options, scholarship and work study opportunities, and maintains a family friendly environment. Our playroom is always open for children to explore while parent’s dance, with free supervision provided during select classes. SoBo is home to Adventures with Super Bee, presenting dance performances for kids in kid friendly spaces, and Change the Channel, an improv and sketch comedy troupe.

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Toni Nagy is a hip hop, modern, and belly dancer. She started dancing in the club scene of Boston and New York City in the mid 90's - house dance and hip hop. She then attended Sarah Lawrence College where she majored in philosophy and dance. Toni spent her 20's continuing her study of dance at some of the most acclaimed institutions in New York City including Peridance, Broadway Dancer Center, Steps, and 180 Broadway. She got to learn from some of the best teachers this country has to offer and has taken that knowledge to Brattleboro Vermont. Toni is the proud owner of SoBo studio with her business partner Cyndal Ellis. Toni has performed her own choreography throughout the Vermont area, including the Vermont Dance festival for the past 4 years. Toni's choreography is a blend of all the styles she has been exposed to including her own personal flair. Toni's work is often driven by messages of social consciousness and political activism.

Founded in 1976, BSD is known for its quality dance education and productions in Southern Vermont. We welcome students of all ages and abilities, and believe dance is a transformative art that enhances the lives of everyone.

When

May 12, 2018
2:00–9:00 PM

Cost

$20

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Published April 27, 2018