Art Hounds: Dance meditation considers movement across borders

Art Hounds: Dance meditation considers movement across borders

St. Paul poet and efficiency artist Hawona Sullivan Janzen has loved Ananya Dance Theatre ever

St. Paul poet and efficiency artist Hawona Sullivan Janzen has loved Ananya Dance Theatre ever considering that she viewed them through a glass window this summer. The dancers carried out within their College Avenue studio but the viewers was seated on the sidewalk exterior when website traffic and gentle rail trains rushed nearby. She remains moved by the practical experience.

Sullivan Janzen is setting up to see Ananya Dance Theatre’s new clearly show “Dastak: I Desire You Me” indoors this weekend. The dance general performance is a collaboration with playwright Sharon Bridgforth and cellist Spirit McIntyre. Ananya is a modern day dance theater company centered on world-wide social justice. “Dastak” contemplates migration and reduction by way of “four elemental journeys,” in accordance to the dance company’s web-site. The Farsi phrase for knockings, dastak refers to the notion that global social injustice prompts a knocking at your doorway.

Ananya Dance Theatre’s clearly show “Dastak: I Desire You Me” is Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 9 p.m. at The O’Shaughnessy at St. Catherine University in St. Paul. The theater needs masks as properly as proof of entire vaccination or a destructive COVID-19 exam inside 72 several hours of the general performance.


Training artist Maria Asp loves Z Puppets Rosenschnoz’s website sequence, “Say it, Sing it, Enjoy it!”  The 3-component collection is a hybrid of are living-action, puppetry, animation and track, and is in Cherokee. Intended for ages 3 and up, the exhibit follows very best buddies Turtle and Wabbit as they journey in their spaceship, unlocking clues to enable help save Grandma Turtle. Asp identified as it a pleasant sequence whose pacing and repetition make it straightforward for all ages to discover some words in Cherokee.

It was designed by Chris Griffith, an enrolled member of the Cherokee Country, as a way to respond to a 2019 condition of crisis phone to retain the Cherokee language from staying misplaced. The demonstrate stars Griffith and Shari Aronson and is directed by Anishinabe artist Julie Boada.

The electronic demonstrate streams via the Ordway Theater’s internet site for the thirty day period of November.  Tribal users of any country, as perfectly as Indigenous American universities or corporations, might indicator up to see the exhibit for free.


“Pasture,” from Lisa Bergh’s exhibition.

Courtesy of Lisa Bergh

Artist Naomi RaMona Schleisman suggests a stop by to the Kaddatz Galleries in Fergus Falls to see Lisa Bergh’s exhibit, “Dear Diary.” Primarily based in New London, Minn., Bergh has labored with portray and sculptural installations. This new physique ventures into textiles, making use of canvas and weighty plastic blended with embroidery and rivets to make a rigidity in just about every piece that invitations viewers to glance closer. Schleisman enjoys the vivid hues of the parts.

“It’s like you happen to be getting this personal discussion that Lisa has produced with these kinds,” reported Schleisman.

“Dear Diary” operates as a result of Nov. 18, equally in-individual and on the web, with a closing reception on the ultimate night.

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