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Amirah Sackett / Love Embraces All and Other Works

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Amirah Sackett wants to reframe the dominant narrative about Muslim women in this country, and she’s doing it through dance. Founder of the collective We’re Muslim, Don’t Panic, she believes in hip-hop culture’s ability to give voice to those often unheard. Through the poetry of the 13th-century Sufi mystic Rumi, interpreted by Aja Black (The Reminders), and with original sound design by Chicago DJ Nevin Hersch, Sackett’s new solo work explores the barriers we create within ourselves and the walls that others build around us. A heartfelt appeal to always choose love.