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Rosy Simas Danse: she who lives on the road to war

All My Relations Arts is pleased to present SHE WHO LIVES ON THE ROAD TO WAR BY ROSY SIMAS DANSE  OCTOBER 6 – DECEMBER 15, 2022. The project includes a new installation and in-gallery performances throughout the fall of 2022.

she who lives on the road to war is an immersive installation and dance performance created by Rosy Simas in response to global loss and the collective need to come together in peace and reconciliation. The project takes its title from one of the names of Haudenosaunee historical figure Jigonhsasee, whose wisdom and vision helped Hiawatha and the Peacemaker bring the Nations together as the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. she who lives on the road to war is a place for visitors to rest, grieve, condole and meditate. 

“Audiences are invited to gather, rest, grieve, condole with one another, and to consider how we can all work towards reconciliation during the dual pandemics of systematic racism and COVID-19,” Rosy Simas Danse.

she who lives on the road to war will have a dual premiere at WAM and in the heart of the Twin Cities’ Native community, at All My Relations Arts. After its performance run in Minneapolis, the work will tour to Gibney in New York City, Maui Arts & Cultural Center, and other cities. 

In addition to developmental support from the Weisman and AMRA, she who lives on the road to war is made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project award (2021), and The MAP fund (2020), with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Installations and performances will be hosted at both All My Relations Arts and the Weisman Art Museum (WAM).  See a full schedule of performance dates listed below.

Advance registration is required to attend all performances at AMRA. To register for performances, visit

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/she-who-lives-on-the-road-to-war-by-rosy-simas-danse-tickets-425785645327

Image credit: Lela Pierce in “she who lives on the road to war.” Photo: Valerie Oliveiro.

Jessika Enoh Akpaka (L) and Erin Drummond (R) in she who lives on the road to war. Photo: Valerie Oliveiro, courtesy of Rosy Simas Danse.

PROJECT COLLABORATORS

Director: Rosy Simas

Composer: François Richomme

Lighting Designer: Heidi Eckwall

Performers: Jessika Enoh Akpaka, Lelis BritoErin Drummond, Sam Johnson, Sam Aros MitchellValerie OliveiroPedra PepaSharon PicassoLela PierceRosy Simas, Judee Shui Xian, Jeffrey WellsTaja Will

Production Manager/Community Engagement Coordinator: Sequoia Hauck

Studio/Production Assistant: Atim Opoka

Rosy Simas, Haudenosaunee (Seneca, Heron Clan), is a choreographer and film and visual artist based in Minneapolis. Her work investigates how culture, history and identity are stored in the body and expressed in movement. For more than twenty years she has created work that addresses a wide range of political, social and cultural subjects from a Native feminist perspective. She has received support from Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, First Peoples Fund, Guggenheim Foundation and McKnight Foundation, and she is a Dance USA Fellow as well as a Joyce Awardee. 

Photograph by Tim Rummelhoff, Courtesy McKnight Fellowships for Choreographers

PERFORMANCES 

ALL MY RELATIONS ARTS
1414 EAST FRANKLIN AVENUE | MINNEAPOLIS, MN

  • Thursday, October 6, 7 p.m. (no registration needed)
  • Friday, October 7, 7 p.m.
  • **Saturday, October 8, 2 p.m.
  • **Monday, October 10, 3 p.m.
  • **Saturday, November 12, 6 p,m.
  • Sunday, November 13, 2 p.m.
  • **Saturday, November 19, 6 p.m.
  • **Sunday, November 20, 2 p.m.

WEISMAN ART MUSEUM
333 EAST RIVER ROAD, UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA | MINNEAPOLIS, MN

  • PREMIERE: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 6:30 P.M.
  • Sunday, September 25, 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 28, 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 1, 2 p.m.
  • **Wednesday, October 12, 6:30 p.m.
  • **Saturday, December 3, 2 p.m.
  • **Sunday, December 4 2 p.m.

** INDICATES AUDIO DESCRIPTION IS PROVIDED

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