The Lied Center of Kansas and the School of Dance welcome Amirah Sackett to Lawrence!
Internationally recognized hip-hop dancer, choreographer, and teacher Amirah Sackett will host a Master Class for School of Dance Hip Hop students on October 23 before performing at the Lied Center of Kansas. This Master Class is provided by the Lied Center of Kansas and is held in Studio 206.
Amirah Sackett explores and embodies her Muslim American identity through combining hip-hop movement and Islamic culture. The Huffington Post featured her in the article “17 Muslim American Women Who Made America Great In 2016.” She curated the international festival for women in hip-hop, B-Girl Be, in 2009-2010 at Intermedia Arts in Minneapolis. Amirah has curated and performed in her own show “The JOINT Project” in 2011 and 2012. She was featured on Twin Cities Public Television in 2012 as an MN Original. Amirah choreographed and danced in the Brother Ali video for “Mourning In America” along with her dancers Iman and Khadijah. Amirah is widely known for her choreography and performance ensemble creation, “We’re Muslim, Don’t Panic,” which reached viral video fame after being featured on POPSUGAR Celebrity, The Huffington Post, AJ+, and Upworthy. “We’re Muslim, Don’t Panic” won the MN Sage Dance Awards 2013 for ‘Best Ensemble Peformance” for “Mourning in America”. Amirah was honored to be a TEDx speaker, as well as a guest performer and lecturer at Harvard University; she has traveled to Dhaka, Bangladesh as a cultural ambassador through a program called “Next Level” a hip-hop cultural exchange. She believes hip-hop gives a voice to those normally not heard in society and is a medium for social change. Don’t miss Amirah Sackett on stage at the Lied Center of Kansas on October 24, and see more of her stunning choreography on her Youtube channel!