Siyaasada Maanta

Siyaasada Maanta "The Politics of Today"

Minneapolis, Mn— Abdifatah Farah and Ayanle Farah stir the stage this summer season with the Premiere of Siyaasada Maanta "The politics of today." This gripping political drama examines the intellectual curiosity of the Somali diaspora and its interpretation of "Siyaasada Maanta," by providing an in-depth look into the lives of young Somali millennials burdened by expectation and duty. Attracted by the promise of a better life and stability, youth migrate from the homeland only to be swallowed by the waves of the sea, the metaphorical equivalent of a life encumbered by finding the balance between love of self and community. Meanwhile, young Somalis in the diaspora return to Somali burdened by their own memories and wounds that have been neglected or overlooked by history. What connections and commonalities do they share? How do they differ? These are "The Politics of Today."

Dates / Times

July 26, 7:30pm

July 27, 7:30pm

July 28, 7:30pm

Ticket Info

A limited number of tickets will be available pre-sale, more information to come. A majority of tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at the box office the night of the performances. This show is available to ARTshare members.

Minnesota Dance Collaborative presents Vivify A Still Life in Motion 

Vivify- A Still Life in Motion

Vivify- A Still Life in Motion explores the kinetic possibilities of iconic visual art. MDC is excited by the challenge of reinterpreting classic works of art through the mediums of music and movement. Dancers will bring to life the elements of art with a focus of the visceral connection of color and emotion. Though the majority of dances are choreographed to instrumental music, we seek to honor the voice of the artists we highlight by using their own statements as a way to transition from dance to dance and color to color. 

Ticket Info

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Dates / Times

Friday, August 18, 7:30 p.m.

(VIP reception features post-show discussion with local artist)

Saturday, August 19, 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, August 20, 2 p.m.

ARTshare Members

Please email hailey@southerntheater.org to reserve your tickets.


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