The Ziryab Collective

The Ziryab Collective is pleased to present...

When Women of Color Dance...

The Seattle Theater Group (STG) and The Ziryab Collective present When Women of Color Dance... at The Neptune on July 7, 2016 as a part of the Nights at the Neptune series. General Admission seating. FREE.

Thursday, July 7 at 7:30 pm

Neptune Theatre
1303 NE 45th St, Seattle, Washington 98105

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  The show is free, but we would appreciate any donation that you can make to our production, "When Women of Color Dance...". Your contribution helps us support the artists who work with us and to educate audiences and youth far and wide through music and dance. Any donation amount is greatly appreciated. Donations of $15 or more will feature your name in the gratitude section of the "When Women of Color Dance..." program.

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The Seattle Theater Group (STG) and The Ziryab Collective present When Women of Color Dance at The Neptune on July 7, 2016 as a part of the Nights at the Neptune series. General Admission seating. FREE.

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Nights at the Neptune is an expression of local awakening— artists and audiences coming together to celebrate culture and community in a series of free performances. When people dance, they share history— the stories of their ancestors. They share values— movement that their culture finds to be the most beautiful, intelligent, meaningful ways to present the body. They share their body with their brain— building greater health, connecting mind and muscle. They share joy!

Despite these truths, when women of color dance, they are usually misrepresented. Confident, open, and strong movements made by the bodies of women of color are often viewed as singularly sexual, vain, and subservient. In contrast, men engaged in similar movement may be viewed as bold, strong, and capable. As a result, young girls are discouraged from dancing freely and beautifully.

A refocus needs to happen. In this production, the abundant virtues of dance are reclaimed. Dancers take the stage to share all of these truths, and to show the power of when women of color dance.

Bollywood Team, Sumayya Diop, Melody Dance, DE CAJóN, Bahia in Motion, Ziryab Collective, Te Fare O Tamatoa, Kiana and Milvia, and Above the Law.

*This performance is dedicated to young girls of color, in hopes that they will aspire to experience the athleticism, joy, and beauty of dance.*


Folkloric and Belly Dance from the Nile Region and Beyond

Ziryab Collective members include Akahsia, Alima, Ashimiyat, Dendera, Setsuna, Suzanne

Belly Dance Class at My World
Mondays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. 
Instructor:  Setsuna 

The Ziryab Collective is supported, in part, by an award from 4Culture.