Wednesday, April 24 • 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 25 • 7:30 p.m.
700 Terrace Heights
Winona, MN 55987
All tickets $15
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Sharon Mansur: Dreaming Under a Cedar Tree 2.0
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 place in our dreams. A reimagined version of the original event that premiered in fall 2017 at Outpost Winona, Cedar Tree 2.0 integrates Mansur’s experiences during her first trip to Lebanon in spring 2018, and responds to the Page Theatre as a site-specific venue. This immersive event will feature solo dance performance by Mansur, visual elements contributed by a variety of artists and Mansur family members, Middle Eastern food, and an open discussion with audience members.
Concept, direction, and performance by Sharon Mansur
Contributing artists: Sophia-Odelia Bauer, Nate Bauman, Fadi BouKaram, Felicia Glidden, Ali Herischi, Raymond T. Mansur, Mike Munson, Sydney Swanson, and Michael Wall, as well as references, images and text from Mansur family members
The development of Dreaming Under a Cedar Tree 2.0 is made possible with the support from the Page Series at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.
The original creation of Dreaming Under a Cedar Tree was made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. Cedar Tree’s initial development was also supported by the Inverse Performance Art Festivals in Arkansas and California, Feast Gallery in Fayetteville, Arkansas, a Springboard for the Arts Hinge Artist Residency in Fergus Falls, MN, and Outpost Winona.
About Sharon Mansur
Sharon Mansur is a Winona based contemporary dance and visual artist, movement architect, experimentalist, educator, curator, mover and shaker. She is originally from Boston, MA. Sharon’s creative practice and research integrates improvisational techniques, somatic practices, and interdisciplinary collaborative approaches. She has a keen interest in site responsive art, weaving the visual and visceral, body and space, internal and external landscapes. She is also committed to dance as a transformational and healing catalyst for individuals and communities. Her performance projects and dance films have been presented throughout the United States and abroad. She is currently a therapeutic bodyworker at Infinity Chiropractic Wellness Center in Winona, adjunct dance faculty at Winona State University and St. Mary’s University. She taught and performed at the International Dance Day Festival Lebanon (IDDFL) at the Lebanese American University in Byblos during spring 2018. www.mansurdance.com