September 27, 2018
Williams Center for the Arts
317 Hamilton Street (at High Street)
College Hill, Easton, PA
Amirah Sackett wants to reframe the dominant narrative about Muslim women in this country, and she’s doing it through dance. Founder of the collective We’re Muslim, Don’t Panic, she believes in hip-hop culture’s ability to give voice to those often unheard. Through the poetry of the 13th-century Sufi mystic Rumi, interpreted by Aja Black (The Reminders), and with original sound design by Chicago DJ Nevin Hersch, Sackett’s new solo work explores the barriers we create within ourselves and the walls that others build around us. A heartfelt appeal to always choose love.
Program: Love Embraces All (2018), music by Nevin Hersch, poetry of Rumi interpreted by Aja Black, choreography by Amirah Sackett. Additional works to be announced.