Category Archives: Dance

SHIFT ~ a performance salon with Erin Drummond and Sharon Mansur

Saturday | June 22 | 7:00-9:00pm
Infinity Yoga Studio | 119 West Third Street
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$8 suggested donation at the door, no reservations needed!

SHIFT~ a performance salon ~a cozy evening of dance, lively conversation and tasty snacks curated by Sharon Mansur with guest: dance artist Erin Drummond

~shift~perceptions…shift~imagination…shift~possibilities ……………

about Erin:
Erin “River” Drummond recently buried her own rib after emerging from anesthesia repeating “we need to save our rivers.” She loves local eggs, yellow as a golden sky.

about Sharon:
Sharon loves dancing, making visual art, film and installations. And creating experiences where active viewing and imagination are welcome. Working and playing with others. And snacks. Experimenting. And finding ways to support and build the creative ecology within a community. www.mansurdance.com

SHIFT~ performance salons* have been curated by Winona based dance/visual artist Sharon Mansur since 2016. They provide an experimental improvisational space prioritizing female Winona based artists, offering the opportunity to test out new ideas, and engage in conversation about contemporary art process and practices with the audience.

*salon= informal gathering for a creative exchange of ideas where women played a vital role, originally flourishing in 17th and 18th century France

Sharon Mansur is a member of the River Arts Alliance. To learn more about the benefits of membership, please visit: riverartsalliance.org/JOIN.

 

SHIFT~ a performance salon with poet Mai’a Williams and musician woolen lover

Saturday | May 18 | 7:00-9:00pm Infinity Yoga Studio | 119 W 3rd St facebook.com/events/176952963208437/ SHIFT ~ a performance salon with poet Mai’a Williams and musician woolen lover. Curated by Sharon Mansur ~a cozy evening of poetry, music, lively conversation & tasty snacks. Cost: $8 suggested donation at the door, no reservations needed! about Mai’a:… Continue Reading

Page Series: Dreaming Under a Cedar Tree 2.0

Wednesday | April 24 | 7:30pm Thursday | April 25 | 7:30pm Page Theatre | 700 Terrace Heights pagetheatre.org/project/cedar-tree/ Dreaming Under a Cedar Tree invites you to share art, food, and conversation with a Middle Eastern flavor, reflecting on Sharon Mansur’s Lebanese heritage, the complex and fluid nature of cultural identity, and the power of… Continue Reading

MCA’s Dance Repertory Company “Classically Speaking”

Friday | April 12 | 7:30-9:00pm Saturday | April 13 | 3:00-4:30pm Page Theatre | 700 Terrace Heights pagetheatre.org Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) Dance Repertory Company invites you to see an amazing and rare production, Classically Speaking where the music of well-known Classical composers, including Bach, Beethoven, Dvorak, Glazunov, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, and Schubert is used… Continue Reading

MCA Irish Dance Performance – Watkins Manor

Wednesday | March 27 | 5:15pm Watkins Manor | 175 E Wabasha St mca.smumn.edu Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) invites you to enjoy an Irish Dance performance by our talented students at the beautiful Watkins Manor MCA is an affiliate program of Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. For more information, visit www.mnconservatoryforthearts.org, e-mail mca@smumn.edu,… Continue Reading

Dancescape 2019

Thursday | February 14 | 7:30pm Friday | February 15 | 7:30pm Saturday | February 16 | 7:30pm WSU Performing Arts Center www.wsuartstickets.com WSU’s Department of Theater and Dance presents their 29th annual Dancescape concert on the Vivian Fusillo stage in the Robert A. DuFresne Performing Arts Center. The concert will run for three nights… Continue Reading

The Cedar Tree Project: Za’atar Artist Talk

Tuesday | January 29 | 12:10-12:55pm Page Theatre | Figliulo Recital Hall | 700 Terrace Heights Arab American dance artists Leila Awadallah (Minneapolis, MN), Sharon Mansur (Winona, MN), and Leyya Mona Tawil (Oakland, CA) introduce their work and approach to performance in advance of the January 18 performance of Za’atar at the Valencia Arts Center.… Continue Reading

Page Series: ODC’s Path of Miracles

Friday | January 25 | 7:30pm Wesley United Methodist Church | 114 W Broadway pagetheatre.org/project/odc-path-of-miracles/ Inspired by the Camino de Santiago, ODC’s Path of Miracles brings artists and community together in a shared journey. This site-specific dance performance in Winona’s beautiful Wesley United Methodist Church explores the journey of the Camino, from spontaneous communal gatherings… Continue Reading

The Cedar Tree Project: Za’atar Panel Discussion

Arab American Women’s Identities and Activism through Performance Wednesday | January 16 | 5:30-7:00pm Winona State University | Science Laboratory Center 120 pagetheatre.org/#event|the-cedar-tree-project-zaatar-panel-discussion|5937 A panel discussion featuring Arab American dance artists Leila Awadallah (Minneapolis, MN), Sharon Mansur (Winona, MN), Leyya Mona Tawil (Oakland, CA) in advance of the January 18 performance of Za’atar at the… Continue Reading

The Cedar Tree Project: Za’atar

Friday | January 18 | 7:30-9:00pm Valéncia Arts Center | 1164 W. Howard St. page.smumn.edu/project/the-cedar-tree-project-zaatar/ Named for a blend of Middle Eastern spices, Za’atar is an evening featuring three dynamic, female, Arab American, contemporary artists: Leila Awadallah, Sharon Mansur, and Leyya Tawil. Each utilizes interdisciplinary and experimental approaches to create evocative dance/performance/visual environments while addressing… Continue Reading