Contemporary Dance
Dance/Visual Art
Contemporary Dance


  • Named for a blend of Middle Eastern spices, Za’atar is an evening of dance featuring three dynamic, female, Arab American, contemporary dance artists: Leila Awadallah (Minneapolis, MN), Sharon Mansur (Winona, MN), and Leyya Mona Tawil (Oakland, CA).  Each utilizes interdisciplinary and experimental approaches to create evocative performance environments while addressing distinct aspects of Arab culture and identity, drawing from Palestinian, Syrian and Lebanese heritages. This event will fe…
  • Sharon Mansur updated the Event Lebanon, USA
    In 2016 Lebanese photographer Fadi BouKaram quit his job, came to the U.S., and rented a recreation vehicle (RV). He spent five months on the road visiting 47 towns with the same name as his country. He was originally seeking a Lebanon without war.  What he discovered was the heart of rural America.  Fadi returned this year to plant cedar of Lebanon tree saplings as gestures of unofficial diplomacy and cross-cultural goodwill. His Winona residency is a stop during his second U.S. road trip, in…
  • Art of the Rural presents: “Dreaming Under a Cedar Tree” Concept, direction and performance by Sharon Mansur Sept 9 - Oct 7, 2017 Contemporary dance performances, visual art installation, food and conversation with a Middle Eastern flavor FREE ADMISSION Dance Performances: Sept 9, 16, 23 + Oct 7 Saturdays @ 7pm Performance reservations requested: [email protected] Visual Art Installation gallery hours: Fridays 12-5pm, Sept 15-Oct 6  Saturdays 10am-2pm, Sept 16-Oct 7 www.mans…
  • Sharon Mansur posted a new Venue Outpost Winona
  • Movement, Performance, Installation by Sharon Mansur     Video Realization by Brian Harris Costume by Aryna Petrashenko, with Sharon Mansur Sound by Alexa Cantalupo, with Brian Harris