Amirah Sacket Residency

We’re Muslim, Don’t Panic

Saturday, May 12th, 2PM and 7:30PM at SoBo Studio

cost: $20, but tickets online at link below

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/southern-vermont-dance-festival-6th-annual-passes-mid-season-tickets-registration-37553069241

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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